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Construction: Consultant Not Liable for Site Investigation Report

Elliot Varnam
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When a prospective developer is interested in purchasing a site, it is common that it will receive a site investigation report within a tender information pack. The contents of such reports vary from case to case, but there are often some key terms which the...

EQUIFAX FINED £500,000 FOR DATA SECURITY BREACH

Elliot Varnam
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Credit reference agency, Equifax Limited, have been fined £500,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office for failing to protect the personal data of up to 15 million UK customers during a 2017 cyber-attack. Have you read our previous article...

Supporting an Employee Struggling With Their Mental Health

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Employers have a general duty of care and responsibility for employees’ physical and mental health and to prevent personal injury in the workplace. If an employer is aware of particular health or disability issues relating to an employee, they may have...

Co-Op HR Director wins equal pay and unfair dismissal claim

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Following a three-year legal battle, the former Co-Operative Group HR Director, Sam Walker, has won her claim for equal pay and unfair dismissal. The Employment Tribunal has held that the Co-Op “directly discriminated against Sam Walker on the ground...

Watch This Space

David Rogerson
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The Supreme Court will shortly be considering a long-running dispute about the rights of a client to sue his former solicitors. The court will hear the appeal of defunct claimant firm Raleys Solicitors against the ruling of the Court of Appeal in 2017. ...

Top tips for Employers during the Winter months

Danielle Lister
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As winter sets in, it is timely for employers to consider any ‘winter’ employment issues that can arise.  Being prepared for the particular issues that winter brings will ensure employers are ahead of the game and able to manage if the...

Recruitment Agency Held Liable when MD Punches Employee

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The Court of Appeal have held that a company is liable for a violent assault by the Managing Director on an employee after the company’s Christmas party. Although the assault happened at a different venue to where the Christmas party occurred, the...

Spotlight on Regulations for Residential Landlords

Andrew Morley
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Landlords today face a bewildering array of regulations. Many are centred around tenant safety and might be thought matters of commons sense or good practice, but any breach could lead variously to a fine, compensation claim, a Prohibition Notice requiring...

ANOTHER DECISION ON THE ISSUE OF EMPLOYMENT STATUS; THE EMPLOYMENT APPEAL TRIBUNAL DISMISS ADDISON LEE'S APPEAL

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The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) recently upheld a Tribunal’s decision that private drivers working for Addison Lee (a private taxi service company) are classified as ‘workers’, rather than self-employed, and are therefore entitled to...

Spotlight on Regulations for Residential Landlords - Data Protection

Andrew Morley
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Landlords today face a bewildering array of regulations. Many are centred around tenant safety and might be thought matters of common sense or good practice, but any breach could lead variously to a fine, compensation claim, a Prohibition Notice requiring...