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How Many Hours Can I Work and What Breaks Should I Get?

We often take it for granted or assume that we have the right to a lunch break or a couple of days off each week. But what is the law on breaks and working hours and what can you do if your boss is not following the rules? In this [...]

By | 2019-10-14T12:58:38+01:00 October 14th, 2019|Employment Disputes|

Georgina Parkin Is Appointed Managing Director Of Truth Legal

On 1st October, we were delighted to announce that our Director & Solicitor, Georgina Parkin, is Truth Legal’s new managing director. Georgina takes over the day-to-day running of the firm from founder Andrew Gray, who will remain very much involved as he continues to develop Truth Legal into one of [...]

By | 2019-10-09T11:54:11+01:00 October 9th, 2019|News|

Business and Divorce – Common Questions Answered

Going through a divorce is difficult under any circumstances, but the thought of losing a business you have worked hard to build can make divorce particularly challenging. The team at Family Law Inverness have prepared this legal guide to address the main concerns of business owners when going through a [...]

By | 2019-10-08T10:58:48+01:00 October 5th, 2019|Guest Authors|

Parental Leave – What Is It and How Does It Work?

Parental leave is planned unpaid time off to care for you child. It is an extra right that parents have but few people know about it. Who can take parental leave? You can only take parental leave if you are an employee. This means you need to have a contract [...]

By | 2019-10-03T09:38:05+01:00 October 3rd, 2019|Employment Disputes|

Is a dismissal unfair if the employer acted reasonably in coming to its decision?

Case: Chubb Fire Security Limited v Harper (1983) WL 216016 Facts Mr Harper was employed by Minimax as a sales representative in 1969. In 1973, Minimax amalgamated with two other companies to form, Chubb Fire Security Ltd. Under his initial contract of employment, Mr Harper worked on a commission-only basis, [...]

By | 2019-10-02T14:11:29+01:00 October 2nd, 2019|Student Case Blogs|

Discrimination – Is Veganism or Vegetarianism a Protected Belief? 6 Tests to Meet

No matter how long you have been employed, the law protects all employees from discrimination based on the following characteristics: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex; and sexual orientation. Most of these have obvious meanings, but what types of beliefs [...]

By | 2019-10-01T19:14:16+01:00 October 1st, 2019|Employment Disputes|

The Prorogation of Parliament: A Question of Access To Justice?

Like many nerdy lawyers (and I am one of the nerdiest of the nerdy!), when, really, I should’ve been working, these last few days I could not help but to be glued to the news. Until very recently, who would’ve thought that matters of constitutional law would become so sexy, [...]

By | 2019-10-09T08:51:09+01:00 September 28th, 2019|News|

Your Right To Time Off To Care For Dependants

Life can produce many unexpected and concerning situations involving our loved ones. Children get chicken pox, fall off climbing frames, or sadly, may have a long-term health condition. Ageing parents likewise might become ill or have an accident. But what happens when you need to go to work at a [...]

By | 2019-09-26T11:14:06+01:00 September 26th, 2019|Employment Disputes|

My Views On Changing Britain & Access To Justice

As the founder of Truth Legal over seven years ago, I have come face-to-face with many sides of society. And whilst it is easy to get bogged down in Brexit and the state of British politics in general, the most common complaint I hear about society from people, is that [...]

By | 2019-09-24T20:21:14+01:00 September 24th, 2019|Andrew Gray|