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So when does Notice of Termination Actually take Effect?

Manisha Chauhan
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You issue a letter of notice to your employee by post. The question is however, does the notice of termination take effect on posting, delivery or on communication of the notice if there is no express term in the contract of employment stating when the...

Visit a Chattertons Open Day for free advice

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Cake, refreshments and free legal advice are on offer at a series of coffee mornings taking place at a number of our offices in May in conjunction with Dementia Awareness Week. We are opening the doors of our Grantham, Spalding, Lincoln, Stamford and Boston...

Walking the Wild Side - What Problems does this Cause?

Tom Price
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Walking in the countryside is an activity enjoyed by thousands of people. The chance to escape from busy city life and spend a few hours walking along one of the countries many public routes is very hard for people to resist. What they do not always consider...

How high is the threshold for dismissal for some other substantial reason?

Natalie Gibbons
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There are 5 potentially fair reasons for dismissing an employee: conduct, capability, redundancy, statutory illegality or “some other substantial reason of a kind such as to justify the dismissal of an employee holding the position which the employee...

INCREASE IN PROBATE REGISTRY FEES SCRAPPED!

Victoria Reeds
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It has been announced today that the increase in probate registry fees has been scrapped. The controversial increase was set to come into force in May and meant that the fee for obtaining a grant of probate (where there is a Will) or a grant of letters of...

Employment law...Important dates for 2017

Danielle Lister
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What is happening? Date: Employment/Immigration - Immigration skills charge applies to Tier 2 (general) and healthcare surcharge is added to Tier 2 (intra company transfers) visa category. April 2017 National Living Wage -...

Dismissals for Long-Term Sickness Absence

Manisha Chauhan
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This is always a difficult decision employers tend to face when there is an employee off sick for a long period time and shows little or no prospect of ever returning to work. What is the best decision for the employer whilst ensuring they do not open...

WHERE THERE'S A WILL THERE'S A WAR

Andrew Morley
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Your last will may not be the last word if someone decides to challenge this. Nothing is certain but death and taxes, so the proverb goes. And in death is the final chance to determine how your hard earned money is distributed. This is done by a will and in...

Deliveroo issues guidance on how to refer to riders

Danielle Lister
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The Guardian newspaper has reported that food delivery Company Deliveroo has issued guidance to their Managers on how Deliveroo riders should be referred to.  In what is apparently a six page document which has been seen by the Guardian newspaper,...

Just hold your horses... Pre Action steps in Professional Negligence Claims

David Rogerson
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Gone are the days when the first step in making a claim was to issue proceedings. “Just serve them with a Writ” was the mantra but now we are all encouraged to try and resolve matters before venturing through the Court’s doors. Indeed,...