Yearly Archives: 2018

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Political Discrimination Potential Exception to Qualifying Period

Should political view and affiliation be protected characteristics within the Employment Rights Act 1996, thereby be included within the exceptions to the 12 month qualifying period for unfair dismissal claims? Yes, said the European Court of Human Rights (“ECHR”). Background The case concerned Mr Redfearn who was a driver’s escort [...]

By | 2018-12-12T19:21:51+01:00 December 12th, 2018|Guest Authors|

How Do I Write a Complaint Letter to the NHS?

If you have experienced mistreatment or sub-standard service from the NHS, it is natural to want an explanation. You might not be seeking compensation – although this may be possible through a clinical negligence claim – you might just want an apology, recognition of the poor treatment you have received, [...]

By | 2019-01-10T11:25:22+01:00 December 10th, 2018|Clinical Negligence|

Harrogate News – November Round-Up

Accountant agrees to pay back £90,000 theft A finance chief at Harrogate’s leading bus company has been spared a two-year jail sentence after agreeing to pay back “every penny” of £90,000 he defrauded from the company. Mark Suter of Transdev Blazefield took the money over a five year period and [...]

By | 2018-12-26T17:51:02+01:00 December 8th, 2018|Personal Injury|

Assaulted at Work Cases – In The News

It often surprises people how widespread the danger of being assaulted at work has become. It is a hazard in the workplace faced by many workers, and in many different professions, yet there is a general sense that the threat of assault is only encountered in careers which are inherently [...]

By | 2018-12-03T11:58:17+01:00 December 3rd, 2018|Assaulted at Work|

What You Need To Know About Training To Be a Solicitor

Are you thinking of training to become a solicitor? First and foremost, it is important to be aware of what a profession as a solicitor actually entails. A solicitor is a member of the legal profession, and is the first point of contact for clients. It is a solicitor’s job [...]

By | 2018-11-29T18:25:53+01:00 November 29th, 2018|Guest Authors, Personal Injury|

Medical Negligence Cases – In The News

Medical negligence can have a huge impact on the lives of its victims. Yet the term sounds so formal and impenetrable, conveying none of the human suffering it so often leads to. It sounds – for want of a better word – clinical.  In this new series of blog posts, we aim to [...]

By | 2018-12-03T11:57:27+01:00 November 28th, 2018|Clinical Negligence|

Student Lawyer Blog: Can agency workers make whistleblowing claims?

Case: McTigue v University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust UKEAT/0354/15 A whistleblower is defined as an individual who raises concerns about misconduct or wrongdoing within an organisation. Whistleblowers are afforded a certain amount of protection and can make claims to an Employment Tribunal after being dismissed or victimised following a [...]

By | 2018-11-30T10:05:52+01:00 November 27th, 2018|Employment Disputes, Student Case Blogs|

How To Choose The Right Clinical Negligence Solicitor

When you are making any kind of legal claim, choosing your legal representatives is a very important decision. Your choice of solicitor can make a huge difference; it could mean the difference between a well-handled case and a shambolic ordeal, success and failure – the right compensation and a missed [...]

By | 2018-11-26T21:58:01+01:00 November 26th, 2018|Clinical Negligence|

Increased violence against NHS staff – New measures announced in clampdown

Recent figures have shown violence against NHS staff has reached its highest level in five years. Last year, an astonishing one in seven health professionals were attacked in the course of their work. However, action is being taken.  In this regard, new measures to provide protection to NHS staff will [...]

By | 2018-11-28T14:50:25+01:00 November 26th, 2018|Assaulted at Work, Employment Disputes|