Government Starts Consultation Which Will Provide Workers With A Day One Right To Request Flexible Working

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched a consultation, which will run until 1st December 2021, seeking views on whether to make flexible working “the default...


Making A Horse Riding Compensation Claim

The British Horse Society (BHS) estimates that about three million people in the UK regularly take part in horse riding activities every year. The BHS also collates statistics every year...


Care Fees – Will I Have To Sell My Home?

Care home fees tend to become a concern as people age. The cost of care – delivered at home or in care and nursing homes – can be extensive and...


Maternity Units Across The UK Continue To Jeopardise The Safety Of Expectant Mothers & Their Babies

A Care Quality Commission (CQC) report has this week raised further concerns that too many maternity units across the country have still not improved the services they provide despite a...


Will The Bank Of England Be Increasing Interest Rates Soon?

Until recently, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) which has responsibility for setting interest rates was undecided whether the conditions were right for tightening monetary policy. Andrew Bailey, the Bank of...


Employment Tribunal Rules That NHS Worker Was Unlawfully Harassed Due To Her Race & Nationality

Mrs A Duralska v North Bristol NHS Trust: 1400871/2020 Background Mrs Duralska worked in the medicine division of North Bristol NHS Trust. She was subjected to offensive comments from former...


‘Tackling’ Head Injuries – The Long-Term Cost Of Concussion

After Aston Villa’s John McGinn was subbed off over concussion concerns after receiving two blows to the head in Saturday’s Premier League match against Everton, we consider the dangers of...


Weetabix Fire & Rehire Proposals Could Result In Strike Action

It has recently been reported that workers at Weetabix factories are due to start a series of two-day strikes in relation to a dispute over “fire and rehire” proposals in...


Could ‘No Jab No Job’ Policies Be Discriminatory?

The passing of The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021, which prohibit Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered care homes from allowing certain categories of...


Prince Andrew Disputes That Pleadings Were Properly Served On Him

Virginia Giuffre filed a civil action against Prince Andrew last month in New York in relation to allegations that she was sexually assaulted by the Duke. Prince Andrew has vehemently...


EAT Uphold Decision That An Employee Was Not Automatically Unfairly Dismissed for Criticising Colleague In Relation To Protected Disclosure

Kong v Gulf International Bank (UK) Ltd Background Ms Kong was employed as Head of Financial Audit of Gulf International Bank (UK) Limited. She had made a number of protected...


The Government’s Social Care Reforms & The Court Of Protection

The Prime Minister recently announced that the Government will be introducing reforms to the funding of social care, with an increase in National Insurance contributions across the board to boost...