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Free HR Seminar – Conducting Investigations

The investigation process is key to making sure employees of your organisation are treated fairly. A good investigation process ensures situations are dealt with effectively and consistently, increasing productivity, employee trust and compliance with employment laws. In view of the recent quashing of Employment Tribunal fees, it is expected that far more unfair dismissal challenges

Increase to value of discrimination claims

The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals in England and Wales have increased the bands according to which compensation for injury to feelings awards are calculated. A Claimant that has successfully argued that they have suffered a discriminatory act or acts by their employer is able to apply for an award for the injury caused to

Employment Tribunal Fees – Where are we now?

It is common knowledge that fees required to be paid to commence Employment Tribunal proceedings and to have a Hearing take place to hear those proceedings were found to be unlawful by the Supreme Court on 26th July 2017. Employment Tribunal fees were introduced by the Government in July 2013. Prior to that time Employment

‘Green Shoots or Autumn Leaves? – an update

When considering what to write for this update I decided to look back upon some thoughts I had previously put to paper and in doing so recalled an article which I wrote in October 2014 entitled ‘Green Shoots or Autumn Leaves?’ (see the articles section on our website for the original publication). Basically, my article

The Importance of Lasting Powers of Attorney

It is important to consider what would happen in the future if you no longer had the mental capacity or physical ability to look after your own affairs.  Creating a Lasting Power of Attorney will provide you with the assurance that if the worst does happen your affairs can easily be looked after. It is

Is it time to change the law in fatal accident claims?

The recent tragic fire in London has again raised the issue of compensation available in fatal accident claims. In England and Wales, the law in this area is contained in the Fatal Accidents Act 1976, which allows for a bereavement award to be paid. However, those who can claim are limited to the spouse or

Queen’s Speech 2017 – lettings fees to be banned

The Queen’s Speech delivered on 21 June 2017 contained an announcement confirming the Government’s plans to introduce a new Tenants’ Fees Bill, which will essentially bring to an end the practice of tenants having to pay lettings fees to agents. Fees are currently paid for services such as obtaining credit checks, investigating immigration status and