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Tribunal Fees Refund Scheme Is Now Open To All

After a successful ‘first phase’, the scheme to refund unlawful Employment Tribunal fees are now open to everyone. We made no secret of the fact that here at Truth Legal , we were delighted of the Supreme Court’s decision back in the summer that the Employment Tribunal fees were unlawful . The [...]

By |2017-11-24T18:15:46+00:00November 24th, 2017|Employment Disputes|

Am I Self-Employed – Or a ‘Worker’ in Disguise? 8 Questions to Ask

There’s been a lot in the news recently about ‘employment status’ and whether people are ‘self-employed’ or ‘workers’, so much so that you might be starting to wonder if any of this applies to you. Here’s our guide to working out whether you are an employee, a worker or self-employed. [...]

By |2017-11-24T17:18:40+00:00November 24th, 2017|Employment Disputes|

Why Protocol Matters: What Is The Clinical Negligence Protocol?

An injured Claimant bringing a medical negligence claim must adhere to the “Pre-Action Protocol for the Resolution of Clinical Disputes”. The Protocol encourage early exchange of information and the primary goal is to avoid litigation, if at all possible. The Protocol is regarded as a fair and transparent process allowing [...]

By |2017-11-24T17:21:58+00:00November 24th, 2017|Clinical Negligence|

On The Side Of Angels: Truth Legal Interview From Solicitor’s Journal

Two months ago, Truth Legal’s Andrew Gray spoke to Solicitor's Journal editor John van der Luit-Drummond about the ease of setting up his own ‘ethical’ law firm, ‘apartheid Britain’, and the challenges of management. Here is the interview in full, reprinted from the Solicitor's Journal website which has now, sadly, closed [...]

By |2017-11-23T09:44:39+00:00November 23rd, 2017|News|

NHS Medical Director Attacks “Significant Safety Problems”

Sir Bruce Keogh, who has been the NHS Medical Director since 2007, has launched a stinging criticism on the organisation which he leads, in a recent interview with the Daily Telegraph. Clinical negligence solicitors around the country, like us, will be unsurprised by Sir Bruce’s recommendations. Patients put at risk [...]

By |2017-11-21T12:24:04+00:00November 21st, 2017|Clinical Negligence, News|

Care Home Fined £100,000 Following the Death of 100-year old Resident

In August 2010 a 100-year old resident of a care home, who was suffering with dementia, was being moved by two inexperienced carers using a hoist, when the pensioner fell out of the hoist, suffering multiple fatal injuries. The care workers had not been properly trained in how to use [...]

By |2017-11-29T10:40:47+00:00November 18th, 2017|Personal Injury|

Why It Is Morally Right To Bring A Personal Injury Claim (Harrogate Living Magazine)

This article was originally published in the Harrogate Living Magazine, a popular local publication.  In the vast majority of cases when someone has sustained an injury due to someone else’s breach of the law, it is morally right to pursue a personal injury claim. As a personal injury solicitor working [...]

By |2017-11-23T09:56:38+00:00November 17th, 2017|Personal Injury|

Harrogate at Christmas: The Countdown Is On!

It’s that time of year again when everyone starts getting that festive feeling and everything is covered in tinsel and glitter. This year Truth Legal has joined in with the festivities: we have decorated our windows for the “Harrogate at Christmas” competition. Surely, we were the first of the Harrogate [...]

By |2017-11-15T09:40:25+00:00November 15th, 2017|Harrogate News|

Failing Care Home Kept Resident in Bed for One Year

Another very poor care home has closed. Following a Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection, which put the care home, Doddington Lodge, into special measures, the home has now closed. A recent CQC report found that the care home was inadequate in four out of five areas. One particular finding in [...]

By |2018-04-03T13:42:28+01:00November 15th, 2017|News|

Half of Community-based Nursing Staff Suffer from Abuse

A recent survey conducted by the Royal College of Nursing has found that around 48% of the nurses surveyed had suffered some form of abuse in the two preceding years. 1300 nurses, who work in the community, were the subject of the survey. 11% of the nurses surveyed claimed that [...]

By |2017-12-04T17:16:23+00:00November 14th, 2017|Assaulted at Work|