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Some Other Substantial Reason (SOSR) Dismissal

If your employer wants to dismiss you, he or she must have a fair reason. This could be something to do with Your conduct; Your capability to do the job or your qualifications; A redundancy situation; A legal reason why your employment can’t continue; or Some other substantial reason. [...]

By | 2018-03-06T15:30:21+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Knowledge Centre|


What is TUPE? ‘TUPE’ is the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006. They are regulations that are designed to protect employees when the business or organisation they work for is taken over by someone else. This could be because the business has been bought by another business, [...]

By | 2019-09-16T18:09:20+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Knowledge Centre|

Witness Summons

Where either party to the proceedings believes a witness may not attend court voluntarily, they can apply for a witness summons to be issued (an order issued to a person outlining the specific date for their appearance in court). A witness who disobeys a witness summons may be found [...]

By | 2018-03-02T12:02:49+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Knowledge Centre|

Without Prejudice

The without prejudice (WP) rule will generally prevent statements made in a genuine attempt to settle a claim, whether made in writing or orally, from being put before the court as evidence of admissions against the interest of the party which made them. One reason for having the WP [...]

By | 2018-03-02T12:01:54+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Knowledge Centre|


When the parties are unable to settle a dispute/claim, the claim will proceed to a trial where a judge will determine if a Claimant’s claim should succeed and, if successful, how much compensation the Claimant should be awarded.  Most civil trials take place at county court. Speak to [...]

By | 2018-03-02T11:56:33+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Knowledge Centre|

Surveillance Evidence

Surveillance evidence will occasionally be obtained by Defendants when there are grounds for suspecting fraud or the extent of the Claimant’s alleged symptoms.  Permission from the court will be required to rely upon such evidence. Speak to us about your case Call 01423 788 538 Simply fill [...]

By | 2018-03-02T11:49:38+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Knowledge Centre|

Split Trial

A split trial is a trial which deals with liability and quantum as separate issues.  In high value personal injury claims where liability is in dispute a Claimant may request a split trial dealing with the issue of liability in the first instance before obtaining complete medical evidence. [...]

By | 2018-02-23T14:53:02+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Knowledge Centre|

Special Damages

Damages are categorised into special damages, which are economic losses such as loss of earnings, property damage and medical expenses, and general damages which are non-economic damages such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.  Special damages are usually calculated using a Schedule of Loss. Speak to us about your case Call [...]

By | 2018-02-23T14:51:58+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Knowledge Centre|

Schedule of Loss

A Schedule of Loss is a schedule of financial losses suffered by the Claimant as a result of an injury/illness suffered.  The schedule typically includes loss of earnings, treatment costs, care and assistance and travelling expenses.  The schedule can comprise of past losses and future losses. A Defendant may [...]

By | 2018-02-23T14:50:46+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Knowledge Centre|

Smith and Manchester

Often in a personal injury or clinical negligence claim it is the injured person’s future losses which is the largest element of the claim. Specifically, an injured person’s likely reduction in their future earnings is frequently the largest element of their Schedule of Loss. When an injured client is disadvantaged in seeking work [...]

By | 2018-02-23T14:49:32+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Knowledge Centre|