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Joanna Garvey-Smith

About Joanna Garvey-Smith

Joanna Garvey-Smith has a Master’s Degree from Balliol College, Oxford and is currently preparing for the Solicitors’ Qualification Examination (SQE).

Minor Accidents at Work: Can you Claim for Tripping over a Stool?

Student lawyer Joanna Garvey-Smith assesses if the misplacement of a stool could breach workplace health and safety regulations in the case of Robinson v Midland Bank Plc [2000] 10 WLUK 748 and asks “If an employee is hurt in a seemingly trivial workplace accident such as tripping over a stool, are [...]

By | 2019-09-13T10:09:24+00:00 September 13th, 2019|Student Case Blogs|

Fatal Accidents and Psychiatric Injury: Is there Compensation for Survivors’ Guilt? 

Student lawyer Joanna Garvey-Smith assesses how the law categorises victims in the case of Hunter v British Coal Corp [1999] Q.B. 140; [1998] 2 WLUK 195 (CA (Civ Div)) and asks “If an employee is killed in a workplace accident, can a colleague seek compensation for psychiatric injury?” Background Hunter [...]

By | 2019-08-30T10:23:04+00:00 August 30th, 2019|Student Case Blogs|

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 [2005] 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 [...]

By | 2019-05-24T12:26:04+00:00 May 24th, 2019|Personal Injury|

If Your Terms of Employment Change, Can You Claim Unfair Dismissal Under The New Contract?

Student lawyer Joanna Garvey-Smith assesses the case of S.A Hogg v Dover College [1990] 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, [...]

By | 2019-05-08T08:51:26+00:00 May 2nd, 2019|Student Case Blogs|