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Plans to Increase Small Claims Limit for Personal Injury Cases

Sarah Merrikin
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The Government’s proposal to increase the small claims limit for personal injury cases from £1,000 to £5,000 could leave many accident victims without access to justice. Currently, a successful claimant can recover their legal costs...

Accidents on Holiday

Sarah Merrikin
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New Year generally means that we plan ahead and we are looking forward to a holiday – a break from work, housework and school. Whether staying at home, having days out, a holiday in the UK or abroad, there is always the possibility that an accident...

You've Done the Work - Now Get Paid

Andrew Morley
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You have a skill, a product or an idea. But how do you convert a full order book into cash? Here at Chattertons we look to grow with our business clients to see them improve their overall financial prosperity and returns. Key to this is credit control and...

Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Natalie Gibbons
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On 6 December 2016 the government published the revised draft regulations on gender pay gap reporting which are due to come into force on 6 April 2017, subject to being approved by Parliament. What is meant by the gender pay gap? The gender pay gap...

Economic Review - December 2016

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Employment Law - What to expect in 2017

Danielle Lister
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2017 looks set to be another busy year for Employment law.  The following are some of the main topics which will impact significantly on Employment law, and which we can expect to hear more about throughout the course of 2017: Brexit: We can expect...

40 years not out for Patrick Skells

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He has steered the people of Spalding through the legal pitfalls for 40 years. House purchases and sales, divorces and disputes, Patrick Skells (61) has dealt with them all during his time in the profession. Patrick says: “The legal problems may be...

Going it alone... Watch out!

Sarah Moxon
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A recent case highlights the importance of litigants in person taking appropriate advice on their claims to ensure they fully understand and properly convey the claim they seek to bring. In the case of Liddington v 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, the...

High Court rules on office Christmas party punch up

Ewan Carr
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Can an employer be vicariously liable for the actions of an employee at a Christmas party? The High Court has recently held that a company was not liable for the actions of one of its directors at the office Christmas party, after the director in question...

Christmas Opening Hours

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We would like to wish all of our clients and business associates a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Over the festive period our offices will be open as follows: Friday 23rd December 2016 - OPEN AS NORMAL Monday 26th December 2016 - CLOSED - CHRISTMAS...