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Andrew Gray Featured in Legal Matters in the Yorkshire Post

Truth Legal founder, Andrew Gray, has recently been featured in the Yorkshire Post in their Legal Matters section. Here is the full interview: Andrew Gray – Founder and Solicitor, Truth Legal, Harrogate; and Immediate Past President of Harrogate and District Law Society 1 What’s the biggest development you’ve seen in the legal world during your [...]

By | 2019-06-18T09:31:18+01:00 June 18th, 2019|Personal Injury|

Navigating the Minefield Part 1: How to Apply for a UK Visa from the USA

If you are a resident of the USA and want to obtain a visa for the UK, then you will face what is, quite frankly, a confused mess of a system.  In the first of this two-part series I will look at the application process for applying for visas generally.  [...]

By | 2019-06-17T12:28:24+01:00 June 17th, 2019|Immigration|

Press Release: Truth Legal Strengthen Employment Law Team With Key Hires

Press Release - June 2019 A HARROGATE firm of solicitors has bolstered its growing employment law specialism with two new senior recruits. Victoria Notman and Katherine Swinn bring more than 30 years of expertise to Truth Legal, based on Victoria Avenue in the town centre. Their appointments double the number [...]

By | 2019-06-17T09:53:51+01:00 June 17th, 2019|In The Press|

In the News – Medical Negligence – June 2019

Negligent surgery costs a young woman her ability to have children naturally A heart-breaking story, recently reported by the BBC shows just how life-changing medical negligence through surgical errors can be. Chelsie Thomas, a 27-year old woman, was left unable to have children naturally when a surgeon removed the wrong [...]

By | 2019-06-13T11:10:47+01:00 June 13th, 2019|Clinical Negligence|

What is Classed as Gross Misconduct in the Workplace?

Qualified lawyer, Nazir Khan, looks at the case: Eastland Homes Partnership Limited v Cunningham UKEAT/0272/13 and asks "what is classed as gross misconduct in the workplace?" Gross misconduct relates to serious behaviour on the part of an employee. To determine what is, or is not, gross misconduct cannot be confined [...]

By | 2019-06-11T14:34:20+01:00 June 11th, 2019|Student Case Blogs|

Press Release: Truth Legal Helps Harrogate Peace Campaigner Win Compensation

*Press Release - June 2019* A HARROGATE woman is now successfully rebuilding her life after winning her compensation fight for injuries sustained while being part of a peace demonstration at Menwith Hill. The legal victory marked the end of a long-running ordeal for 71-year-old Barbara Penny, who alleged an employee [...]

By | 2019-06-17T10:30:43+01:00 June 11th, 2019|In The Press|

15 Minutes Free Employment Advice – Now Available

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering free employment law advice for up to 15 minutes. This new process is designed to be the initial step before clients need to book a consultation with us. The 15 minutes free advice is available to both personal and business [...]

By | 2019-06-10T15:24:35+01:00 June 10th, 2019|Employment Disputes|

Can Employers Use The Loss Of A Qualification As a Reason For Dismissal?

Student lawyer, Amir Ben-Shabat looks at the case of Tayside Regional Council (appellants) v. McIntosh (respondent) - [1982] IRLR 272 and asks "can employers use the loss of a qualification as a reason for dismissal?" Facts Mr McIntosh was recruited as a vehicle mechanic for Tayside Regional Council. The job advertisement [...]

By | 2019-06-07T11:18:50+01:00 June 7th, 2019|Personal Injury|

Harrogate News Round-Up – May 2019

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, [...]

By | 2019-06-10T13:46:54+01:00 May 31st, 2019|Harrogate News|

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|