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Naturalisation and the ‘CSI problem’

As the reality of Brexit bites, many EU nationals and their non-EU family members are looking to naturalise as British. However, a series of Home Office guidance documents released this year, ‘clarifying’ how Home Office caseworkers should handle naturalisation applications, has caused widespread alarm. Most likely to be caught out [...]

By |2020-10-21T08:55:57+01:00October 19th, 2020|Immigration|

Does The Failure To Wear A Seatbelt Mean Sharing Responsibility For A Road Traffic Accident? (Student Blog)

The case of Froom v Butcher [1975] investigates the idea of whether not wearing a seatbelt could be seen as contributory negligence. Contributory negligence is the idea that the claimant’s conduct affected their own safety, increasing the damage or harm they suffered in the accident. Therefore, this case examines the [...]

By |2020-10-15T14:40:42+01:00October 15th, 2020|Student Case Blogs|

Coronavirus and UK Immigration – Live Updates

As with most areas of life, the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the UK’s immigration system is far-reaching.  In this regularly updated blog, we monitor the key developments around immigration, including those that may affect your immigration status or how your visa or citizenship application or appeal is processed. [...]

By |2020-10-13T09:08:54+01:00October 13th, 2020|Coronavirus, Immigration|

Can Employers Dismiss Employees Even If They Are Still Able To Do Part Of Their Job? (Student Blog)

Shook v London Borough of Ealing [1986] IRLR 46 Shook v London Borough of Ealing concerned whether the dismissal of an employee, on the grounds of incapability, was fair when she was still able to do part of her job. Facts of the case Miss Shook, who was a residential [...]

By |2020-09-30T14:27:36+01:00September 30th, 2020|Student Case Blogs|

How Do Courts Assign Liability In Medical Negligence Cases When There Are Multiple Possible Causes? (Student Blog)

O’Connor v The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust [2015] EWCA Civ 1244 concerned a case of medical negligence. It was recognised in the case that “[i]t is not an uncommon feature of litigation that several possible causes are suggested for the mishap which the court is investigating”. Facts The claimant [...]

By |2020-09-30T14:22:14+01:00September 27th, 2020|Student Case Blogs|

What is the ‘Without Prejudice’ Rule and When Might it Apply in Employment Disputes? (Student Blog)

What is the ‘Without Prejudice’ rule? ‘Without prejudice’ is a statement typically used on top of documents or at the start of conversations which help to settle disputes without involving lawyers. It means that the contents of the documents/letters/conversations cannot be used legally as evidence in a case, as ‘without [...]

By |2020-09-23T16:52:21+01:00September 23rd, 2020|Student Case Blogs|

Were You A Client of Coles Solicitors or Kingly Solicitors? Move to Truth Legal for Free

Coles Solicitors, also known as Kingly Solicitors, has been a long-established name in Yorkshire. With branches across the region including Harrogate, Ripon, Northallerton and York, the firm offered a full suite of legal services for both individuals and businesses. In 2019, Coles was acquired by Kingly Solicitors. Last month, it [...]

By |2020-09-16T15:40:04+01:00September 16th, 2020|Harrogate News|
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