Monthly Archives: March 2019

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In the News – Assaulted at Work – March 2019

Continuing our series of blog posts, we look at what’s been in the news relating to assaults at work and the law surrounding them. The importance of worker protections The horrific account of a worker’s treatment in Bangladesh shows how vitally important robust legal protection is against assaults at work. [...]

By | 2019-04-30T21:39:29+01:00 March 30th, 2019|Assaulted at Work|

Some Immigration and Nationality Fees Respite

New immigration and nationality fees kick in today and, for once, it is relatively good news as the vast majority of fees are frozen. To some extent this will mitigate the effect of the Immigration Health Charge which was doubled earlier this year.  However, although fees remain stable, they are [...]

By | 2019-03-29T09:44:02+01:00 March 29th, 2019|Immigration|

I Never Expected An Article I Wrote About Being Assaulted At Work Would Do This….

I’m Andrew Gray and I founded Truth Legal seven years ago. Starting my own law firm was challenging but hugely rewarding, however, the motivation for me doing so was quite unique and very personal. I was assaulted near Manchester Piccadilly station 13 years ago, on the evening of my first [...]

By | 2019-03-28T16:26:02+01:00 March 28th, 2019|Andrew Gray|

The Passport to Immigration Security in Brexit

With no end to the Brexit uncertainty in sight, prudent EU nationals and their non-EU family members are taking action now to secure their immigration status. This article focuses on the upcoming changes and what steps those affected should take to protect their rights. What are the changes? After Britain [...]

By | 2019-03-21T10:32:37+01:00 March 21st, 2019|Immigration|

Everything You Need To Know About Grievances

Making a claim to an Employment Tribunal is usually the final step, when trying resolve a dispute with an employer. Before we get to that point, however, there are many other tools which may solve your problem without the need to start a claim. In principle and in my experience, [...]

By | 2019-03-21T10:25:32+01:00 March 19th, 2019|Employment Disputes|

Medical Negligence Cases – In The News – March Edition

We continue our series of blog posts, examining the latest events relating to medical negligence. Use of incorrect implants to fix fractured bones Any complicated surgical procedure involving implants has certain risks attached. Aside from clinical risks, if defective implants are used – perhaps where inadequate care has been taken [...]

By | 2019-03-19T08:16:49+01:00 March 19th, 2019|Clinical Negligence|

Startup Fintech Company Accused Of Raft Of HR Failings

One of the fastest-growing banking companies in the UK has been accused of a series of HR failings that could lead to employment law breaches, according to our founder Andrew Gray, who was asked about the behaviour of Fintech startup Revolut for the website Wired. Revolut promised to revolutionise banking [...]

By | 2019-03-19T07:51:50+01:00 March 19th, 2019|News|

The EU Settlement Scheme: A Practical Guide for Employees and Employers

As we edge closer to Brexit on 29 March 2019, EU nationals and their family members need to ensure that they properly understand the EU Settlement Scheme, as it will be fully operational, regardless of whether or not there is a deal. From an employer’s perspective, it is also essential [...]

By | 2019-03-21T10:33:08+01:00 March 18th, 2019|Immigration|

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas To Be Replaced By ‘Start-up’ and ‘Innovator’ Visas

A Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules, published on 7 March 2019, presents various changes to the system of immigration control.  Key amongst these is a transformation of what are presently the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur and Tier 1 Entrepreneur routes, into the Start-Ups and Innovators routes, respectively. Why [...]

By | 2019-03-21T10:24:03+01:00 March 15th, 2019|Immigration|

Are Most Legal Recruitment Agencies Not Fit For Purpose (And If Not Is There An Alternative)?

Over the years since I first qualified as a solicitor, I have had experience of using legal recruitment agencies both as a job seeker and as an employer. What’s my experience of using them been like? Completely underwhelming from both sides of the fence. (Actually, it isn’t strictly true that [...]

By | 2019-03-08T15:33:37+01:00 March 8th, 2019|Truth Recruit|