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What does it take to become a family lawyer?

What does it take to become a family lawyer?

Opting for a career in the legal profession in today’s competitive market is a daunting prospect and working in the law is not for everyone. For anyone considering a career in family law, it is important that you do as much research as possible to find out what it is really like to be a family lawyer. Read more

David –v- Goliath

David –v- Goliath

The personal injury lawyer is now commonly referred to as “the ambulance chaser”, a term that has been coined over the last decade to describe the self- promoting lawyer, who fabricates claims to make a fast buck, which in turn increases insurance premiums. It is fair to say that the industry is frowned upon by many. So where would we be without the “unscrupulous personal injury lawyer”? Read more

Employer's guide to Stress At Work

Employer's guide to Stress At Work

Work related stress is every employer's nightmare when it features on a sick note. It's associated with an automatic right on the part of the employee to point the finger at the employer as not having acted appropriately towards them throughout the course of their employment and therefore guaranteed success for a personal injury claim. However, that's not quite the assumption that should be made. Read more

Another Facebook dismissal

Another Facebook dismissal

Judging from the nature of the enquiries we are receiving, it would seem that employees are becoming a little more educated in the ways of social media. Certainly over the last twelve months I have noticed fewer of the disciplinary & dismissal enquiries received relate to an individual’s use of their Facebook or Twitter account than previously. Read more

Making Arguments at Initial Hearing

Making Arguments at Initial Hearing

The issue of whether the Employment Tribunal should have awarded ‘stigma’ damages (where an employee would find it difficult to find alternative employment due to the employer’s actions) was considered by the EAT in the case of Small v The Shrewsbury & Telford Hospitals NHS Trust. Mr Small had been successful with his claim that he had been dismissed for making a protected disclosure but was not awarded any compensation for future loss on the basis that he would have been fairly dismissed before the date of the remedy hearing. Read more

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