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Dismissal can amount to a detriment

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The recent case of Jakkhu v Network Rail Infrastructure Limited 2019 shows that a dismissal can be classed as a detriment, even if the claimant has returned to work. The Claimant had a history of sickness absence for both disability and non-disability...

Quad Bikes and the Law

Michael Pace
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There have been numerous fatal accidents involving quad bikes this year alone, including the death of 21-year-old Amarna Carthy from Nottinghamshire who died while riding a quad bike on holiday in Turkey. According to the Health and Safety Executive the...

Is your driving licence photo out of date?

Michael Pace
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The plastic part of the two part driving licence has a photograph upon it. To the right of the photo at no. 4b is a date. This is the date when the photograph expires. That is all it is. Some police forces have interpreted this date as if the licence...

Conservative Party Manifesto

Natasha Halliday
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Boris Johnson launched the Conservative Party manifesto over the weekend. The key employment related commitments contained within it are: A general commitment to "Achieve the right regulatory balance between supporting excellent business practice and...

Making an Offer to Settle is Not a Sign of Weakness

Laura Simpson
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Over three million people are injured in accidents each year - at home, in their cars, at work, or outdoors. In many cases, someone else is at fault and the accident victims have a right to compensation. There are several ways of getting compensation for a...

Proposed changes to the law on Wills

Andrea Bingham
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In July 2017, a four month public consultation was issued by the Law Commission on reforming the current law of wills which dates back to 1837.  They also proposed reforms to the test of a person’s capacity  to make a will, which was set out...

Commercial Landlord and Tenant : Full Quarters Rent?

Annette Wood
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A tenant’s opportunity to effectively operate a break clause can be thwarted by underpayment of rent. Commercial leases often include break clauses where the operative date does not fall on a quarter day.  Increasingly tenants are looking to...

NHS Trust Ordered to pay £200,000

Kayleigh Howarth
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NHS Trust Ordered to pay £200,000 in compensation for Age Discrimination Last year the Employment Tribunal in Reading heard the case of Jolly v Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust which related to a claim for unfair dismissal and age...

Lib Dem Manifesto

Natasha Halliday
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The Liberal Democrat Party published its 2019 Election Manifesto earlier this week. The noteworthy employment –related commitments include: Amending the Equality Act 2010 to include protection for Gender Identity and Expression; and to prohibit Caste...

Election Manifesto Review: Labour party

Natasha Halliday
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The Labour party has published it 2019 Election Manifesto. The Employment related pledges in the document include: A Nation Living Wage of at least £10 for all workers ( including those under 21) The creation of a "Ministry of Employment...