Negligence Claims: Establishing A Duty Of Care – Don’t Fall At The First Hurdle

When a person is considering pursuing a professional negligence claim, the first thing that specialist lawyers will do is to consider the various hurdles that must be overcome to succeed...


Derby and Burton Hospitals Merger

It has recently been announced that Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have merged to form University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation...


The Pitfalls Of Homemade Wills and Letters Of Wishes: Taulbut v Davey

Making a homemade Will, as opposed to instructing solicitors, can save people time and money but it can, in some cases, lead to significant difficulties. Many solicitors advise clients against...


Lawyer Negligence Claims: Should A Lawyer Know The Law?

The simple answer to the above question is, obviously yes. So, if a lawyer gets the law wrong, have they been negligent? The answer is, not necessarily. That might seem odd....


A Guide To Pensions Re-Enrolment

The introduction of auto enrolment in 2012 has helped more people save for their future by giving them access to a workplace pension. Figures from the Department for Work &...


Right To Work In The UK – Afzal v East London Pizza Ltd t/a Dominos Pizza

In Afzal v East London Pizza Ltd t/a Dominos Pizza, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered a case where a Claimant had been dismissed and not offered a right of...


Holiday Pay and Voluntary Overtime – Flowers v East of England Ambulance Trust

In Flowers v East of England Ambulance Trust, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that voluntary overtime should be taken into account when calculating holiday pay if it is paid...


Acas Annual Report: 30% Rise In Tribunal Claim Notifications

Figures from the Acas annual report for 2017-18, show that the number of people considering bringing a tribunal claim increased from 1,700 to 2,200 per week in the year to...


Tribunal Fee Refunds: Slow Progress

The Ministry of Justice has published figures showing that so far it has only refunded £6.6 million of the £33 million owed to those who paid fees in the Employment...


What Does The Rise In Interest Rates Mean For My Investments?

The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee, chaired by Mark Carney, have voted unanimously to raise the base rate to 0.75% The decision to raise rates was widely expected by...


Supreme Court Denies Tini Owens Divorce

A woman who was refused a divorce from her husband after 37 years of marriage has had her appeal for divorce rejected by the Supreme Court – leading to questions...


New Figures Published Regarding Hospital Sepsis Deaths

New figures published today show that there has been a significant increase in deaths related to sepsis within the hospital setting. The data suggests that there has been a rise...