Gosport War Memorial Hospital “Shortened 456 Lives” Due To Opioid Drug Administration

A recent independent report has found that Hampshire based hospital, Gosport War Memorial Hospital, shortened the lives of 456 people by prescribing them strong painkillers, such as Opioids, inappropriately between...


Disciplinary And Grievance Procedures In Schools – Is It Time For A Review?

With only weeks to go until the summer break, HR professionals and those that are responsible for staffing issues in schools may be considering which policies to review and update...


Police Findings Report On Aston Hall

The long awaited police report following a four year investigation into allegations of historical abuse at Aston Hall Mental Hospital is due to be released very shortly. The report will be...


Standard Terms & Conditions – Getting Your Business Fully Protected

One way of protecting your business is to review your standard terms and conditions regularly to ensure they are up to date with the most recent legislation. For most businesses...


The Old Stag v The New Stag: Gee v Gee & Gee – A Familiar Family Farm Feud

In the case of Gee v Gee & Gee [2018] EWHC 1393 (Ch), the Hon Mr Justice Briggs found in favour of a son who had been cut out of a...


Top Tips for First Time Buyers

When buying a house as a first time buyer, it can be an overwhelming, stressful and costly experience. We have outlined some of the key things to consider when you...


Grandparent Rights To Contact With Grandchildren

Grandparents spending time with their Grandchildren, if the Grandchildren’s parents are divorced or separated, can be difficult to achieve sometimes. As a result of this Grandparents can often feel undervalued...


What Is A Cash Flow Model?

Evaluating your current assets and future outgoings are essential to planning for a strong and secure financial future. A cash flow model is a financial tool which assesses your current...


‘Self Employed’ Plumber Wins Employment Status Battle Against Pimlico Plumbers

The Supreme Court decided this week that a plumber, Gary Smith, who brought claims against Pimlico Plumbers, was a “worker” and was thus entitled to holiday pay and other basic...


Defamation & Discovering The Identities Of The Culprits: Norwich Pharmacal Order

In the modern digital age, the potential for defamatory comments to reach a wide audience has never been greater. Defamation once revolved mostly around newspapers and printed material, but now,...


Template Settlement Agreements – A Health Warning!

Hands up if you have ever re-used a settlement agreement for multiple employees? We know that busy HR practitioners and senior managers often save these template settlement agreements to re-use,...


Direct Discrimination On The Grounds Of Religion

In a recent case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has decided that it was not discriminatory for a colleague to have asked a Muslim employee whether he supported a terrorist...