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Can Working Reduced Hours Due To A Disibility, Resulting In A Reduced Pension, Be Discriminatory?

In this blog post, guest author Chelsea Brooke-Harrison Ward looks at a recent disability discrimination case. Can working reduced hours, resulting in a reduced pension, due to a disability, be discriminatory for the purposes of s.15 of the Equality Act 2010 (“EA”)? No! said the Supreme Court in the case [...]

By | 2019-02-13T11:17:59+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Employment Disputes|

Car Accidents in Florida (US Law)

This sponsored guest article has been written by Michael Davis and is intended for our US audience The state of Florida has a population of 21.3 million people and over 17 million are licensed drivers. With all those drivers, are Florida roads more dangerous than other states? And which counties [...]

By | 2019-02-06T16:42:43+00:00 February 6th, 2019|International Law|

Harrogate News: January 2019 Round Up

Law society president stands down The Presidency of the Harrogate & District Law Society changed hands in January when Andrew Gray, founder of Harrogate law firm Truth Legal, handed the presidency to Stephen Hopwood of McCormicks Solicitors. The society has been in existence since 1918 and has over 100 members [...]

By | 2019-02-15T10:11:26+00:00 February 6th, 2019|Harrogate News|

Drug Possession by Minors: How Can a Criminal Attorney Help (US Law)

This sponsored guest article has been written by Liz S Coyle from JacksonWhite Attorneys at Law. This article is intended for our US audience. Drug possession is considered a criminal offence regardless of the person's age or the fact if they were using the drugs or just possessed them for [...]

By | 2019-02-06T08:13:22+00:00 February 6th, 2019|International Law|

Thinking of Pulling a Sickie? Think Again!

Can an exaggerating claim of ill health amount to gross misconduct for a fair reason to dismiss? Yes, said the Employment Appeal Tribunal. In the case of Ajaj v Metroline West Limited UKEAT/0295/15/RN the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) have stated that when an employee pulls a ‘sickie’ this can amount to [...]

By | 2019-02-14T10:36:55+00:00 February 2nd, 2019|Guest Authors|

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+00:00 January 21st, 2019|Personal Injury|

10 Points To Know Before Signing A Statement of Truth

As a Claimant in a claim, or a witness on behalf of the Claimant, the Court rules require various documents to be signed by a “Statement of Truth”. This applies to various court documents “Claim Form”, “Particulars of Claim”, “Schedule of Loss”, disclosure lists,  Witness Statements and expert reports (although [...]

By | 2019-01-17T09:40:04+00:00 January 17th, 2019|General|

Harrogate Solicitor’s Views on the Brexit Impasse

In this blog, Harrogate Solicitor and current President of Harrogate District Law Society, sets out his personal views on the Brexit deadlock. I confess: I'm a total political nerd, as nerdy as it gets. Politics is my favourite topic of conversation, hence why I never get invited to parties. Politics [...]

By | 2019-01-17T09:09:06+00:00 January 15th, 2019|General|

Can You Bring A Personal Injury Claim In An Employment Tribunal Claim?

In short, the answer is yes! It is possible to bring a personal injury claim in an Employment Tribunal claim. However, it is only in certain circumstances that this is the case. It is possible to claim compensation for personal injury suffered in an Employment Tribunal if the claim is [...]

By | 2019-01-17T10:33:52+00:00 January 13th, 2019|Employment Disputes|