Yearly Archives: 2018


The importance of accurate translation and interpretation when dealing with English lawyers

Many law firms work with clients from various countries. When interpreting or translation requirements emerge, companies often feel obliged to ask their inhouse staff for help, as it is perceived to be cheaper, and easier. Unfortunately, being able to speak two languages is not the same thing as being able [...]

By |2018-11-30T10:00:29+00:00November 20th, 2018|Personal Injury|

Vicarious liability – Can an employer be held to be legally responsible for the violent conduct of an employee after an office Christmas party?

Case: Bellman -v- Northampton Recruitment Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 2214 Why is the case important? The Court of Appeal decided that an employer was vicariously liable for the costs of providing care to one of its employees who suffered life changing injuries after he was punched by the Managing Director [...]

By |2018-11-14T14:22:34+00:00November 14th, 2018|Employment Disputes, Personal Injury|

4 Reasons to Sue Your Personal Injury Solicitor

Usually when a person decides to make a personal injury compensation claim, it’s been a difficult decision for them to make. Sure, we’ve all heard the stories of lorry drivers who, as soon as another vehicle taps into the back of their stationary lorry, jump out of the vehicle holding [...]

By |2018-11-13T15:44:15+00:00November 13th, 2018|Switch Solicitors|

Harrogate News – October News Round-Up

Mindless Vandals Condemned By Council Leader Repeated occurrences of vandalism in the The Stray area near Skipton Road have been condemned by council leader Richard Cooper as ‘mindless’. Several trees were snapped off at the base causing up to £1500 of damage, just weeks after they were re-planted when an [...]

By |2018-12-03T14:31:11+00:00November 12th, 2018|Harrogate News|

Are There Forms of Modern Slavery Within Businesses in the United Kingdom?

Galdikas and Others v DJ Houghton Catching Services Ltd and Others [2016] EWHC 1376 (QB Modern Slavery in the UK Modern slavery is estimated to be a £120 billion industry worldwide and affects roughly 40.3 million men, women and children – according to the 2018 statistics by the Global Slavery [...]

By |2018-11-07T10:24:46+00:00November 7th, 2018|Employment Disputes|

Can’t work following a medical mistake? Your rights as an employee

Falling victim to a medical mistake, or any kind of clinical negligence, often leads to consequences beyond the injury alone. Injuries may affect many different parts of your life, and your ability to work – to earn a living – is one of the most important. Time away from work [...]

By |2018-11-06T11:32:38+00:00November 6th, 2018|Employment Disputes|

Dismissal by reason of misconduct

The Burchell test Case:  British Home Stores -v- Burchell [1978] IRLR 379 After 40 years, this is still one of the key decisions in unfair dismissal cases when considering a dismissal arising from misconduct. Why is the case so important? The Employment Appeal Tribunal outlined several factors that should be [...]

By |2018-11-05T10:50:08+00:00November 5th, 2018|Employment Disputes|

4 Tips For Your Personal Injury Claim (Which I Discovered In The Dentist’s Chair)

I am writing the day after I underwent my third trip to the dentist in three weeks: the dreaded root canal treatment. Lucky me! Yesterday, in 90 minutes of treatment, my new crown was measured up. One more session left…. Fortunately, I have a brilliant NHS dentist who hasn’t broken [...]

By |2018-11-01T19:33:36+00:00November 1st, 2018|Personal Injury|

Unfair Dismissal Claims: “Polkey deduction” or “No difference rule”

Reviewing the case of Polkey -v – AE Dayton Services Limited [1987] IRLR 503 In an Employment Tribunal claim, a “Polkey deduction” is something that is capable of reducing your compensatory award in an Unfair Dismissal claim.  We have provided an introduction to this which may be accessed by clicking [...]

By |2018-11-01T10:28:07+00:00November 1st, 2018|Employment Disputes|