Family rights

When a member of staff requests family leave, our solicitors will advise you on the correct process. We advise on family rights including:

  • maternity leave 
  • adoption leave
  • paternity leave
  • parental leave
  • shared parental leave
  • time off for dependants in emergencies

The eligibility criteria and notice provisions for the various types of leave are quite intricate, and we will simplify the provisions for you. We’ll help ensure that you have appropriate policies in place and that you are compliant with employment legislation.

If you’ve had a request for leave and you are unsure of how to respond, talk to us immediately so that we can give you a simple process to follow.



Matt is the founder of Lombards and advises employers and employees on all aspects of employment law. Matt has built up exceptional experience and knowledge from his time at leading employment law firms, including at a well-known City employment law firm. Matt is an accomplished legal commentator, regularly appearing on Sky News to talk about employment law issues that affect both employers and employees and his employment law articles are featured in The Guardian and The Independent.