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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+01:00 May 24th, 2019|Personal Injury|

When Does A Doctor’s Conduct Fall Below The Standard Of Their Duty Of Care?

Doctoral Researcher Kirstie Shearman, reviews the case of Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee [1957] 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 [...]

By | 2019-05-24T12:39:27+01:00 May 17th, 2019|Personal Injury|

Harrogate News: February Round-Up

Legendary Harrogate cyclist’s death ‘avoidable’ An inquest has ruled that the death of ultra-endurance cyclist Mike Hall was “avoidable” after he was hit by a car two years ago while cycling in Australia. Hall, 35 from Harrogate, was competing in the Indian Pacific Wheel Race and had a memorial service [...]

By | 2019-03-04T17:04:10+01:00 March 4th, 2019|Personal Injury|

Should Prince Philip Have Said “Sorry” for the Road Traffic Accident in Norfolk?

As our readers will doubtless be aware, in mid-January 2019 Prince Philip, husband to the Queen, aged 97, was involved in a serious road Traffic Accident. From piecing together the various written and oral accounts of the accident it looks highly likely that it was the Prince’s fault. My understanding [...]

By | 2019-01-21T15:01:19+01:00 January 21st, 2019|Personal Injury|

Getting To Know Andrew Gray, Founder of Truth Legal Solicitors

Here's 16 questions we asked our founder of Truth Legal Solicitors, Andrew Gray. 1. In a nutshell, what does your company do and how did it start? Did you hear the one about the lawyer who, on his first day at work as a lawyer in Manchester, was arrested (and [...]

By | 2019-02-07T11:01:34+01:00 January 11th, 2019|Personal Injury|

Harrogate News – November Round-Up

Accountant agrees to pay back £90,000 theft A finance chief at Harrogate’s leading bus company has been spared a two-year jail sentence after agreeing to pay back “every penny” of £90,000 he defrauded from the company. Mark Suter of Transdev Blazefield took the money over a five year period and [...]

By | 2018-12-26T17:51:02+01:00 December 8th, 2018|Personal Injury|

What You Need To Know About Training To Be a Solicitor

Are you thinking of training to become a solicitor? First and foremost, it is important to be aware of what a profession as a solicitor actually entails. A solicitor is a member of the legal profession, and is the first point of contact for clients. It is a solicitor’s job [...]

By | 2018-11-29T18:25:53+01:00 November 29th, 2018|Guest Authors, Personal Injury|