Winter Weather & Work

Travel disruption can sometimes affect an employee’s ability to get to work on time or on some occasions the employee may not get to work at all. These situations can...


How To Deal With The Risks Associated With Departing Employees

Employees who leave their employment under a cloud can cause considerable problems for the employer. This occurred recently when an ex-Twitter employee disabled Donald Trump’s account for 11 minutes on...


Objectively Assessed Need For Housing – Court Of Appeal Dismisses Developer’s Planning Challenge

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal from the High Court against a statutory planning challenge made by developer Jelsons Limited. The developer alleged that the Secretary of State’s...


Legacies To Charities – Can They Be Challenged?

Charities are often named as beneficiaries in wills. Sometimes charities receive small specific sums of money, but there are a number of examples of wealthy people leaving almost their entire...


Contact With Children In Cases Of Domestic Violence

Children who live in homes where domestic violence is present, often grow up in an unpredictable, tension filled and fear dominated environment. A case of domestic abuse and violence between...


Maintenance Takes Many Forms

In a previous blog, we discussed the decision of the High Court in Lewis v Warner regarding the court at first instance allowing a co-habitant to make a claim successfully under...


Housebuilders Lose Written Ministerial Statement Challenge

The High Court has dismissed a claim brought by a consortium of 25 developers to challenge the Secretary of State’s decision to issue a Written Ministerial Statement (WMS) and amend...


Fit For Work Assessments To Be Scrapped

The Fit for Work assessment scheme is to end in the spring following low referral rates the Government has announced. The Fit for Work referral service introduced in 2014 was...


Holiday Pay

Can a worker carry over paid annual leave even if they have not had to the opportunity to take it? Yes, ruled the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU)...


National Living Wage Increase

The Chancellor Phillip Hammond has announced in the Autumn Budget that from April 2018 the National Living Wage will increase by 4.4% taking the current minimum level of pay from...


Do You Need To Give Your Staff Extra Holidays In 2018?

This year Easter falls early with Good Friday being on the 30th March and Easter Monday on the 2nd April and as a result some employees may be entitled to...


Is Colour Blindness A Disability?

No, held an employment tribunal in the case Bessell v Chief Constable of Dorset Police. Legal Background Employees will qualify as disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if they have...