Yearly Archives: 2019

/2019

How to Sponsor a Chef under a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence

In a welcome development, restaurants can now hire skilled chefs from overseas under a Tier 2 sponsor licence.  This important change could alleviate the chronic shortage in chefs causing many restaurants to close down. The shortage is particularly acute for curry houses, hence the recent changes being called a ‘Vindaloo [...]

By | 2019-12-23T11:54:34+00:00 December 23rd, 2019|Immigration|

7 Steps to a Successful Spouse or Partner Visa Application

Helping people with spouse or ‘Partner’ applications is often the most rewarding work I do, as I get to play a role in bringing loved ones together.  Unfortunately, applicants and sponsors normally find these applications highly stressful. Before I go further, let me get the definitions out of the way.   [...]

By | 2019-12-20T17:14:29+00:00 December 20th, 2019|Immigration|

Immigration Law for Churches and Other Religious Organisations

Religious organisations, whether churches, mosques, synagogues or Buddhist, Hindu or Sikh temples, have for a long time had a unique set of immigration rules imposed on them which dictates who can work, and even volunteer, for them. This article provides a current overview of the key immigration policies which affect [...]

By | 2019-12-20T17:33:22+00:00 December 15th, 2019|Immigration|

We’re Feeling Festive at Truth Legal Solicitors!

The countdown to Christmas is on and we’re feeling very festive here at Truth Legal. After taking part in the Christmas Shop Window Competition last year, we are pleased to be participating once again. There were some fantastic window displays last year (Bettys was a particular favourite) and although we [...]

By | 2019-12-13T11:32:37+00:00 December 13th, 2019|Harrogate News|

If a car driver overtakes a motorcycle and crashes into him, is he liable for damages?

The facts of the case: Brown v Paterson [2010] EWCA Civ 184 The case involved a road traffic collision between a motorcyclist, Mr Brown, and a car driver, Dr Paterson. The incident occurred on 9 December 2004 at 9:50 pm on the A420 at a junction. In the original trial, [...]

By | 2019-12-10T15:40:08+00:00 December 10th, 2019|Student Case Blogs|

Psychotherapy and Counselling Union Retains Truth Legal (As Featured in Leeds & Yorkshire Lawyer Magazine)

We have recently been featured in the Leeds & Yorkshire Lawyer magazine; the official journal of Leeds Law Society. The news feature was regarding the announcement that the Psychotherapy and Counselling Union (PCU) has retained Truth Legal to continue to provide legal assistance to the PCU and it's elected representatives [...]

By | 2019-12-01T17:59:11+00:00 December 1st, 2019|In The Press|

Press Release: From Trainee to MD for Georgina Parkin

PRESS RELEASE: Issued November 2019 A YORKSHIRE firm of ethical lawyers has promoted solicitor Georgina Parkin to become its new managing director. She will spearhead the growth of Truth Legal in Harrogate as it embarks on the next stage of its expansion plans. Georgina – Vice-President of Harrogate and District [...]

By | 2019-11-29T12:03:03+00:00 November 29th, 2019|In The Press|

What Effect Will Brexit Have on UK Employment Law?

Many people are under the impression that employment law is an area that will be subject to significant change post-Brexit. This is largely due to the common misconception that most, or all, of UK employment law stems from European law. It may come as a surprise to many that most [...]

By | 2019-12-16T14:46:36+00:00 October 28th, 2019|Guest Authors|

Am I an Employee, a Worker or Self-Employed?

Different employment rights attach to different types of employment status i.e. whether you are an employee, a worker or self-employed. For most people it will be clear that they are an employee. You will have applied for a job; will have been given a contract of employment; and will carry [...]

By | 2019-10-23T16:41:45+00:00 October 23rd, 2019|Employment Disputes|