Recovering debts set to get tougher under new rules

New rules set to be introduced next month that are designed to speed-up the resolution of financial disputes and debt recovery, could result in claims in fact taking even longer, says a commercial dispute resolution legal specialist. The new Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims goes live on the 1st October 2017, and is the latest […]

European Court ruling reinforces importance of employment policies on internet use

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This week’s decision by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to reverse a ruling it made 18-months ago that an employer was entitled to monitor an employee’s private emails, serves to reinforce the importance of clear policies on worker’s internet usage and monitoring, according to a contractual disputes lawyer. “Robust, detailed and clear employment […]

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Lawspeed announces GDPR compliance seminars 10th and 12th October 2017, London and Manchester

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Set in the context of both recruitment and employment, Lawspeed specialists will deal with the ‘what, the why and the how’, with attendees learning about the areas of operation affected, processes to follow, and types of documentation to use. Ravi Murphy, director of Lawspeed said “the new laws are very complex, with severe penalties for […]

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Sally Morris considers Supreme Court’s tribunal fee ruling

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Leading employment lawyer and PT contributor Sally Morris has said the historic Supreme Court decision which has ruled that employment tribunal fees are unlawful is one of the biggest in the history of employment law. The ruling will give people fairer access to justice – with the government now having to pay £32m back to […]

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IT contractors crash out of public sector following tax reforms

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• More than a third (39%) of IT candidates say they’re working, or will be looking to work, in the private sector because of IR35 • Nearly half (47%) of candidates say that the public sector does not have the digital skills needed for the future • Over half of contractors (55%) say it’s harder […]

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mfg Solicitors and Hays Recruitment host tribunal event

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Over 70 business leaders and HR specialists from across Shropshire and the West Midlands have attended a unique mock employment tribunal. Employment experts from law firm mfg Solicitors, together with specialists from Hays Recruitment, co-hosted the session which was aimed at promoting a better understanding amongst businesses of the employment tribunal process. Held at Wellington’s […]

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Lack of fleet management specialists is exposing companies to risk

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Expert warns removing the role of fleet manager could cost companies in more ways than one In recent years, even companies with a significant fleet of company cars have ceased to employ a dedicated fleet manager, preferring to dilute the function somewhere between HR and Finance. Tony Donnelly, owner of FleetLocum, which provides contract fleet […]

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Howard Kennedy strengthens Employment and Immigration team with new partner and two solicitors

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Law firm Howard Kennedy has strengthened its Employment and Immigration practice with the appointment of Partner Samantha Murray-Hinde. Sam joins the firm on 8 May from Hewitson Moorhead where she was a Partner in its London office. She brings to the firm an impressive track record in the transport and sport sectors and in advising […]

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Legal award for mfg’s employment and HR team

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The employment and human resources team from law firm mfg Solicitors has been voted the best in Worcestershire. The department has won the Professional Discipline Award at the 2017 Worcestershire Law Society awards. Led by partner Sally Morris, the department has successfully grown its number of clients by 25% in the past 12 months. The […]

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A New Life: Maternity Leave discrimination Case Study

Jane Wheeler, Partner – Hine Legal advises: Anna worked as in-house Legal Counsel, for a large well-known global organisation. After 5 years with the company she took maternity leave mid 2016 with every intention of returning six months’ later. Her boss informed her that a job, previously mooted 3 years earlier, was being created back […]

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