Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

The Equality Act 2010 prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace. In the first instance, employers are liable for the acts of their employees unless they can demonstrate that they took...


Disability Discrimination: Cancer Definition

What is ‘cancer’ for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 – does it include a pre-cancerous lesion? Yes, according to the EAT in Lofty v Hamis. Cancer is a...


Agency Worker Rights

Can agency workers, entitled after 12 weeks to the same basic working conditions as an end-user’s employees, be compensated for less holiday or unpaid breaks by a higher hourly pay?...


Tenants: Things to Consider When Taking a Lease for Business Purposes

You could be taking your first Lease for business purposes or moving your business location. Either way, taking a Lease is a huge legal commitment. If you are looking to...


Administration Of An Estate: Removing An Executor

Waiting around for an estate to be distributed can be frustrating, particularly as it is often a tough period for your family and going through that legal process takes time....


‘Self-Help’ In Divorce Proceedings

The term ‘self-help’ in the context of divorce and financial remedy proceedings was brought to the forefront in a landmark case eight years ago, but still remains somewhat of an...


Employees To Benefit From Uplift In Discrimination Compensation

When an employee makes a successful claim for discrimination, the Employment Tribunal will then decide the appropriate level of compensation to award depending on the type of loss suffered. The...


Expectation That An Employee Would Work Long Hours Was A ‘Provision, Criterion Or Practice’

For many employees, putting in extra hours is just a fact of working life. Indeed, in certain roles and sectors there is an unwritten rule that employees will work well...


Tax, Settlement Agreements & Termination Payments

It is a common misconception amongst the workforce that any and all payments made to compensate an employee for the loss of their employment can be made tax free or...


Contact With Grandchildren

Contact with Grandchildren, if their parents are divorced or separate, can be difficult to achieve sometimes. As a Grandparent, you do not have automatic rights to have a role in...


Headteacher Dismissed For Failure To Disclose Friendship With A Convicted Sex Offender

A recent Supreme Court judgment has confirmed that a school’s governing body acted fairly in dismissing a Headteacher (a Ms Reilly) following her failure to disclose an association with a...


DIY Divorces – Are They What They Seem?

When a married couple make the difficult decision to separate, the vast majority wish for matters to be dealt with quickly and amicably. Yet, some believe that to involve solicitors...