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  • Moment's Lack of Thought Costs Dog Owner £115,000

    29th November 2017

    Dog ownership is a source of joy to many, but it is not free from legal responsibilities. Owners bear responsibility for their pets' behaviour and can be sued for damages...

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  • Four Children of Cervical Cancer Victim Receive £215,000 NHS Payout

    29th November 2017

    Errors or delays in diagnosis can lead to tragic consequences and, when this is due to the negligence of medical staff, compensation may be warranted. In one case, four children...

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  • Employment Tribunal Fee Refund Scheme Launched

    29th November 2017

    In July 2013, the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order introduced fees for bringing a claim to the Employment Tribunal (ET) and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.The stated...

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  • Family Court Has High Court Powers

    24th November 2017

    When a couple divorced, their financial settlement was complicated by the fact that both of the properties they owned jointly were mortgaged.The Family Court ordered that they should each have...

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  • Inadequate Glue Leaves Kitchen Components Maker in Sticky Situation

    22nd November 2017

    Manufacturing supply chains can be lengthy and a flaw in a single link can lead to problems for more than one of those involved.In one case, an adhesives company was...

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  • Parental Bereavement Bill Published

    22nd November 2017

    Under the law as it stands, employers are not required to give paid leave to grieving parents.Section 57A(1) of the Employment Rights Act 1996 gives employees the right to take...

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  • Judge Sees Through Attempt to Hide Assets

    17th November 2017

    When a couple divorced in 2014, the ex-husband was ordered to pay his ex-wife periodical payments of £120,000 per year after he was found to have sought to make himself...

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  • Acas Guidance on Managing Staff Experiencing Mental Ill Health

    17th November 2017

    Far from being a rarity in the work place, Mental Health issues are now at the forefront of concerns in relation to the Health and wellbeing of employees.According to government...

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  • Follow the Rules or Else

    15th November 2017

    When you need to take decisions in your company, it is essential to make sure they are taken properly and the correct procedures are followed.In a recent case, it took...

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  • If You Help Fund a Claim You May Be Liable if it Fails

    15th November 2017

    It is not unusual for the cost of litigation – especially where a group of companies is involved to be paid for in whole or in part by a person...

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  • New Guidance From Acas

    15th November 2017

    The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has produced two new sets of guidance:Workplace Support for Parents with Premature or Sick BabiesEach year, 95,000 premature or sick babies are born...

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  • Changes to How the Insolvency Service Calculates Holiday Pay Payments

    15th November 2017

    The Insolvency Service Redundancy Payments Service (RPS) has the power to make various payments to employees, subject to various caps and qualifying criteria, if their employer becomes insolvent owing them...

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  • Equal Pay – Can You Compare One Type of Job With Another?

    27th October 2017

    For the purposes of equal pay legislation, can workers doing one job compare themselves with others performing an entirely different task when both are paid from a single source?In an...

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  • BT Engineer Settles Hearing Loss Claim

    25th October 2017

    Hearing loss and tinnitus, being invisible and usually progressive, are often not noticed until well advanced, by which time the probability of there being any effective treatment is exceedingly low.However,...

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  • Graduate Injured in Cycle Crash Wins Six-Figure Compensation

    25th October 2017

    Road accident victims often do their utmost to pick up the pieces and get on with their lives. However, as one High Court case showed, specialist lawyers are always there...

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  • When Limited Liability Doesn't Apply to Directors

    25th October 2017

    It is commonly said that one of the main advantages of being a director of a limited company is that if the company gets into financial difficulties, you will not...

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  • Setting Up a Company With Friends or Family?

    20th October 2017

    Getting into business is relatively easy – it is getting out of business where it starts to get really tricky.Despite that, many people establish companies without thinking through the mechanics...

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  • IHT on Private Residences Not So Simple

    20th October 2017

    Inheritance Tax (IHT) is a concern for many families and although it is sometimes described as a 'voluntary' tax, because with appropriate forward planning it is often avoidable, there are...

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