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Here you will find all the latest news from the SCE team. In this section we will feature news about what we have been up to, recent mentions in the press, information about the work we do in the community and lots more.

Monthly Archive June 2019

Is Enhanced Maternity Pay Discriminatory?

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that it is not discriminatory to pay men on shared parental leave less than an enhanced rate of maternity pay paid to women on maternity leave. In this article, Emma Roberts, looks at the case and highlights the key points to take away.

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How Do Employers Juggle Working Parents?

As the school holidays approach, working parents cross their fingers that their childcare plans hold. In this article I look at what employers need to consider when it comes to flexibility for working parents.

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Samira Cakali Named as a UK Top Rated Solicitor

Samira Cakali is pleased to announce that she has recently been named as a UK Top Rated Solicitor. She has received this commendation thanks to the outstanding reviews written by her clients on VouchedFor.co.uk, the review website for professionals. 

Aside from being a ringing endorsement that she is among the most respected in the legal profession, Samira was featured in a guide to the UK’s Top Rated Professionals which was distributed in The Sunday Telegraph newspaper.   

Samira has expressed her joy at being labelled as the most renowned in her field: “Being selected as a Top Rated solicitor means a lot to me, because I’ve been selected as a result of the support from my clients. This demonstrates that I am achieving what I set out to achieve when I set the firm up– to provide excellent client care.”

Almost everyone will seek the services and advice of a solicitor at some point in their lives, but it can be difficult to know who to trust. Client reviews are a powerful resource when it comes to identifying the right person in the legal profession therefore Samira is delighted that her reviews are now easy to find on VouchedFor.co.uk. 

You can access all of her great client reviews on her VouchedFor profile: https://www.vouchedfor.co.uk/solicitor/leeds/10551-samira-cakali#

What are the statutory rates and compensation limits for 2019?

National Minimum Wage (NMW)
1 April 2019 – 31 March 2020

 Former Rate (£)Current Rate (£)
National Living Wage – Workers aged 25 and over7.838.21
Workers aged 21 -247.387.70
Workers aged between 18 – 205.906.15
Workers aged under 18 but above compulsory school age who are not apprentices4.204.35
Apprentices under 19 years old or over 19 and in their first year of their apprentices3.503.90
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