Pride parade and party to celebrate diversity in Harrogate Pride in Diversity is taking place in June, with the town of Harrogate being transformed into a colourful parade and a huge outdoor party venue. The event aims to celebrate LGBT diversity in Harrogate, as well as minority groups in ability, [...]
If You are Given Notice Shortly before Completing the One-Year Qualifying Period, Can You Claim Unfair Dismissal?
Student lawyer Joanna Garvey-Smith assesses the computation of time in the case of Pacitti Jones v Claire O'Brien  CSIH 56 and asks “If You are Given Notice Shortly before Completing the One-Year Qualifying Period, Can You Claim Unfair Dismissal?” The Facts Ms O'Brien started working for the Glasgow-based estate [...]
The extreme dangers faced by prison officers It comes as no surprise to many of us that prison officers face the risk, and the reality, of assaults in their workplace on a daily basis. However, just because this line of work carries inherent risks does not allow employers to ignore [...]
I’d like to share with Truth Legal readers the fruits of my hard-earned labour establishing the various options for non-EU family members looking to apply to settle in the UK from abroad. There's detailed guidance available but it has holes, and it took a lengthy discussion with a Home Office [...]
Doctoral Researcher Kirstie Shearman, reviews the case of Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee  2 All ER 118. Background For a patient to bring a successful medical negligence claim, they must prove three elements: that the medical professional owed them a duty of care; that the duty of care [...]
Should cosmetic firms assess their customers' mental health? People undergo cosmetic procedures - such as Botox, skin peels and lip fillers - for many different reasons. However, a common theme is a person's desire to feel better about themselves and their appearance. These are concepts which are closely tied to [...]
Student lawyer Sophie Timms discusses the case of: Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board  UKSC 11 and asks "what information must be disclosed to a patient before they consent to surgery?" Facts: The claimant, Mrs Montgomery, brought a medical negligence claim due to the injuries her son sustained during childbirth, [...]
Student lawyer Joanna Garvey-Smith assesses the case of S.A Hogg v Dover College  ICR 39 (EAT) and asks "If an Employer drastically changes your Terms of Employment, can you claim Unfair Dismissal while still working under the new Contract?" Facts Mr Hogg was Head of History at Dover College, [...]
Is a District Judge a ‘worker’ within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996 and therefore qualify for Whistleblowing Protection?
In Gilham v Ministry of Justice (2017) EWCA Civ 2220, the Court of Appeal ruled that a judge is not a worker within the meaning of the Act, concluding that there is enough statutory protection for judges to warrant their exclusion from the protection afforded by the Employment Rights Act [...]