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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|

In the News – Assault at Work – May 2019

The extreme dangers faced by prison officers It comes as no surprise to many of us that prison officers face the risk, and the reality, of assaults in their workplace on a daily basis. However, just because this line of work carries inherent risks does not allow employers to ignore [...]

By | 2019-05-23T08:03:07+01:00 May 23rd, 2019|Assaulted at Work|

Non-EU Family Member Moving to the UK?  Here’s What to Do

I’d like to share with Truth Legal readers the fruits of my hard-earned labour establishing the various options for non-EU family members looking to apply to settle in the UK from abroad. There's detailed guidance available but it has holes, and it took a lengthy discussion with a Home Office [...]

By | 2019-05-20T13:31:30+01:00 May 20th, 2019|Immigration|

When Does A Doctor’s Conduct Fall Below The Standard Of Their Duty Of Care?

Doctoral Researcher Kirstie Shearman, reviews the case of Bolam v Friern Hospital Management Committee [1957] 2 All ER 118.  Background For a patient to bring a successful medical negligence claim, they must prove three elements: that the medical professional owed them a duty of care; that the duty of care [...]

By | 2019-05-24T12:39:27+01:00 May 17th, 2019|Personal Injury|