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  • 30th July 2015

    Former Chef Secures Compensation For Trip Injury

    Floors that are in a bad condition and failing to clear up spillages are the most common causes of 'slip and trip' injuries in the workplace.A former chef who seriously...
  • 29th July 2015

    Failure to Provide a Written Statement of Employment Particulars

    A contract of employment may be verbal but all employees, whether part-time or full-time, are entitled by law to be given a written statement setting out the main particulars of...
  • 27th July 2015

    Unexpected Inheritance Means Divorce Settlement Altered

    For the most part, the cases dealing with financial settlements on divorce that make the headlines are those involving the very wealthy, but those concerning the more modestly situated are...
  • 24th July 2015

    Flight Delay Claims – Good and Bad News for Passengers

    Under the EU Denied Boarding Regulations, an aircraft passenger who is denied boarding when they have a valid ticket, or experiences a cancellation or significant delay, may claim compensation, except...
  • 22nd July 2015

    HMRC to Excuse Late Filing of Tax Returns

    HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have traditionally taken a very tough approach regarding time limits, and many cases arising out of HMRC's failure to accept what the taxpayer claimed was...
  • 20th July 2015

    Widow of Asbestos Victim Awarded Damages

    A husband's foresight in seeing a solicitor and making a sworn statement before his death from asbestos-related cancer was decisive in securing a six-figure damages payout for the widow he...
  • 17th July 2015

    Final Warnings Must Be Given in Good Faith to Have Any Effect

    In Way v Spectrum Property Care Limited, the Court of Appeal has ruled that final warnings given in bad faith cannot be relied upon when assessing whether or not there...
  • 15th July 2015

    £85 Parking Charge Not a Penalty

    Many thousands of drivers who have been subject to a parking charge of 100 times or more the normal hourly rate will be displeased to read that a plucky appeal...
  • 13th July 2015

    Road Safety Resources and Training

    Every employer has a duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees. To this end, employers have a duty to do whatever is reasonably practicable to ensure...
  • 10th July 2015

    Government Bans Exclusivity Clauses in Zero Hours Contracts

    The first commencement order made under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, which received the Royal Assent on 26 March 2015, has banned exclusivity clauses in zero hours...
  • 8th July 2015

    Kindly Builder Can Keep £470,000 Inheritance

    A kindly builder, who was rewarded with a £470,000 inheritance after befriending a pensioner and mending his leaking gutters for free, can keep the money after a judge dismissed a...
  • 6th July 2015

    No Presumption About What is Best For Children

    You might think that the courts will always seek to see that a child is brought up by one of its parents, assuming he or she is willing and able...
  • 3rd July 2015

    Informal Arrangements Lead to High Court Appearance for Brothers

    When two brothers built up substantial business interests that included a portfolio of properties, without taking care to fully document their agreed ownership, a dispute was always a risk.The two...
  • 1st July 2015

    Court of Appeal Rejects Claim After 30-Year Relationship Ends

    Merely making contributions to the family finances has, yet again, been ruled by the Court of Appeal to be insufficient ground to make a declaration that a long-term cohabitee is...
  • 29th June 2015

    Boy with Paralysed Right Arm Wins £650,000 Damages

    The family of a 13-year-old boy, whose right arm was left almost useless as a result of nerve damage suffered during his difficult birth, have succeeded in winning him more...
  • 26th June 2015

    Serious Fraud Office Fined £180,000 for Data Mishandling

    Data protection laws are binding on everyone, including government bodies, and the consequences of breaching them can be severe. In one striking case, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) was fined...
  • 24th June 2015

    Type 2 Diabetes and the Definition of Disability

    Whilst people suffering from cancer, multiple sclerosis or HIV are automatically deemed to be disabled for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010, in the case of other illnesses, whether...
  • 22nd June 2015

    Insolvency Changes

    Changes to the legislation on insolvency contained in the recently enacted Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 may affect directors of companies that become insolvent.The changes, which will be...
  • 19th June 2015

    Boy with Paralysed Right Arm Wins £650,000 Damages

    The family of a 13-year-old boy, whose right arm was left almost useless as a result of nerve damage suffered during his difficult birth, have succeeded in winning him more...
  • 17th June 2015

    Holiday Pay and Unearned Commission – British Gas to Appeal

    As anticipated, British Gas has lodged an appeal against the decision of the Employment Tribunal (ET) in Lock v British Gas Trading Limited and Others that the Working Time Regulations...
  • 15th June 2015

    Dismissal for Some Other Substantial Reason

    Under Section 50 of the Employment Rights Act 1996, employers are bound to give workers a reasonable amount of time off work for the purpose of performing duties attached to...
  • 12th June 2015

    Cost of Brand Investment Not Reasonable, Rules Court

    An intellectual property decision which surprised some when it was made in 2014 has been reversed by the Court of Appeal.It involved the importer and distributor of a branded pharmaceutical...
  • 10th June 2015

    Consumer Protection Enhancement Law – Time to Get Ready

    Businesses that deal with the public are reminded that legislation will come into effect soon to give consumers better protection under the law than they currently have.The Consumer Rights Act...
  • 8th June 2015

    Outdoor Occupations Can Cause Hearing Loss Too

    Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is normally associated with operations that take place in a confined space, but outdoor work activities (such as using power tools) and even leisure pursuits such...
  • 5th June 2015

    Collective Redundancy Consultation and the Meaning of 'Establishment'

    Under Section 188 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, employers have a duty to consult with appropriate representatives of employees concerning forthcoming redundancies if 20 or...