Discount Rate For Personal Injury & Medical Negligence Compensation Claims Increased

The Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary, Rt Hon David Gauke MP, has today announced the hotly anticipated discount rate change for personal injury and medical negligence settlement claims, which will...


Changes To RTA & Whiplash Claims To Be Released Later This Year

The Government has announced that plans to overhaul certain types of personal injury claims in the UK will be released by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) by the end of...


Report Finds That 94% Of Respondents Regretted Buying A Leasehold Property

The leasehold scandal has affected thousands of families across the UK who are trapped in unsaleable properties. NAEA Propertymark carried out research into over 1,000 leasehold homeowners who purchased their...


Pensions & Business Expansion Plans

Pensions are rarely thought of when business owners are trying to raise capital to fund expansion plans. However, Self-Invested Personal Pensions (SIPPs) and Small Self-Administered Schemes (SSASs) can be very...


This Is “In Your Best Interests”, Even If It Is Against Your Wishes…

If ever there was an example of the Court overriding the wishes of a protected party, it was the decision in NHS Trust v JP [2019] EWCOP 23. Earlier this...


Fixed Costs In Medical Negligence – The Fight Continues

The Ministry of Justice and Department of Health continue to work on plans to bring in fixed costs for Claimants pursuing medical negligence claims worth up to £25,000. In 2017,...


Secretly Recording A Work Meeting Did Not Amount To Gross Misconduct

In the recent case of Phoenix House v Stockman, an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) had to rule whether an employee covertly recording meetings at work amounted to gross misconduct. Phoenix...


Unfair Dismissal Of Pregnant Employee

Peart v Care Preference Limited The Claimant in this recently reported case started working for the Respondent as a care worker in November 2016. Due to the nature of the...


Police Officer – Perceived Disability Discrimination

Is it unlawful disability discrimination to refuse employment because of a perception of a risk of future inability to work in a particular role? The definition of direct discrimination in...


Holiday Pay Claims – How Far Can Back Pay Go?

Does a gap of more than 3 months in a ‘series’ of unlawful deductions break that series and limit a Claimant to how far back they can claim unpaid holiday?...


Business Disputes – Costs & Funding

When pursuing a business dispute, all organisations will be mindful of the on-going costs and funding involved, which may well influence if or how far the dispute is pursued. Costs...


Mediation In Inheritance Disputes

Mediation continues to be on the rise and is a more popular method of resolving disputes than trial at Court, particularly so in trust and inheritance dispute cases. Individuals who...