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Dementia Action Week

As a firm we pride ourselves in supporting local and national charities and try to get involved with as many events as we can which are going on in the community. This week we have been supporting Dementia Action Week and have pledged to extend the number of dementia friends we have in the practice.

New campaign launched by BIADS

On Wednesday 11 April 2018 Barnsley Independent Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support (BIADS) hosted an event at their Dementia Support Centre in Barnsley to announce the launch of their new ‘here today, gone tomorrow’ campaign. The focus of the campaign is to raise awareness about dementia and encourage support for BIADS and the services which they

Employment Tribunal Fee Refund Scheme Rolled Out in Full

Since the landmark decision handed down by the Supreme Court on 26 July 2017, which found Employment Tribunal fees to be unlawful, we have been waiting for further details and guidance about the administrative arrangements that will apply in relation to applications for re-imbursement of fees that have previously been paid by parties to Employment

MKB Solicitors nominated for two awards at the Yorkshire Legal Awards

MKB Solicitors has been nominated in two categories at the prestigious Yorkshire Legal Awards to take place at New Dock Hall, Leeds on 12th October 2017. Senior Partner, Glyn Staves, is nominated for the Rising Star Award and the firms Private Client department is nominated for the Private Client award. We hope to follow up recent

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