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Student Lawyer Blog: Can Employers Give Multiple Reasons for Dismissal?

Case: Smith v Glasgow City District Council [1987] ICR 796 by Gina Skandari, Student Lawyer Mr Smith worked at Glasgow City Council as a deputy General Manager in the Building and Works Department. The director of this department resigned but his post remained vacant; Mr Smith took over his duties alongside his [...]

By | 2018-06-11T19:55:58+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Student Case Blogs|

Student Lawyer Blog: The Tipping Point for the MIB – Could You Have An RTA Claim Against An ‘Off Road Vehicle’

Case: Lewington v The Motor Insurers’ Bureau [2017] EWHC 2848 (Comm) By Hennah Abbas - Student Lawyer   Be it a tractor knocking you off a ladder or a mobility scooter driving into you, for years the Motor Insurers’ Bureau have relied and succeeded with the defence that ‘off road [...]

By | 2018-06-11T20:02:10+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Student Case Blogs|

Truth Legal Donates To Harrogate Citizens Advice

At Truth Legal we pride ourselves on playing a central role in helping people with their everyday legal problems. As a result of this we are delighted to have made a £500 donation to the Harrogate Citizen’s Advice, in many ways an organisation with a similar ethos and motivation to [...]

By | 2018-06-05T09:23:30+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Harrogate News|

Truth Legal Donates To The Willow Tree Primary School Swimming Pool Fund

Continuing our local community focus, we took great pleasure in recently contributing to the swimming pool fund of Willow Tree Primary School in Harrogate. As a result we were pleased to see the grand re-opening of the pool on Friday 25th May. The pool at Willow Tree Primary School is [...]

By | 2018-06-01T05:40:39+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Harrogate News|

When Should I Settle My Personal Injury Claim?

The not-so-simple answer to this question, is that a claim is ready to settle when the offer made by the paying party (usually an insurance company) reaches a figure that is in line with previously decided and reported cases, which we call “precedents”, where the type of injury and the [...]

By | 2018-05-30T09:47:41+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Personal Injury|

Harrogate News Round-Up – April 2018

Key Harrogate Employer Unveils £6million Investment Belzona Polymerics unveiled a new 40,000 square foot training and distribution facility at its Claro Road premises in April. The engineering firm employs 170 people and attracts visitors from all over the world to its training facility. The Mayor of Harrogate was on-hand to [...]

By | 2018-05-21T14:08:31+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Harrogate News|

“What is a Legal Executive?” By Catherine Reynolds

A Chartered Legal Executive is a qualified lawyer who is trained to specialise in one or two particular areas of law.  To qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive you have to complete your Chartered Legal Executive training.  The qualification is assessed at honours degree level and involves applying yourself in [...]

By | 2018-05-17T12:10:50+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Personal Injury|

A Harrogate Solicitor’s View on the Personal Injury Reforms, by Andrew Gray

In April 2019, the Government is likely to make substantial, unfair and illogical changes to the way that personal injury claims are pursued, to the detriment of ordinary people. As a Harrogate solicitor, specialising in personal injury law, these changes are an attack on one of the fundamental principles of [...]

By | 2018-04-15T21:29:43+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Andrew Gray|

Everything you need to know about Settlement Agreements but were too afraid to ask

So, you’re an employee and your employer has just mentioned the words ‘settlement agreement’. What does it mean? How will it affect you? What do I need to know? Don’t worry; you’ve come to the right place. We hope to give you all the information you need to know about [...]

By | 2018-04-09T09:45:04+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Employment Disputes|