Pragmatic & proactive
We provide proactive pragmatic general day to day advice on all employment issues.
Practical & responsive
Our solicitors have all gained considerable experience working for major UK law firms. The fact that we are a niche practice allows us to respond flexibly, sympathetically and in a more cost effective way.
We are experienced in advising both partners and partnerships particularly in relation to retirement of partners or members. We seek to deal with such matters in a practical and sensitive way.
We advise our employer clients on all aspects of business related immigration to assist them with hiring, relocating and retaining staff who are subject to UK immigration control.
In Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd, the SC held that refusing to supply a cake with the message “Support Gay Marriage” did not amount to direct discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. ... read more
In Quintiles Commercial UK Limited v Barongo the EAT held that a dismissal for serious misconduct is capable of being fair even when there have been no previous warnings. ... read more
The SC has confirmed, in Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and anor v Smith, that a plumber, although self-employed for tax purposes, satisfied the definition of worker. ... read more
In City of York Council v Grosset, the CA held that a claim of discrimination arising from disability does not require an employer to know that the disability caused the misconduct which then led to the unfavourable treatment. ... read more
In Kaur v Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, the CA confirmed that where an employee resigns following a “last straw”, the employee can rely on the employer’s previous acts notwithstanding any prior affirmation, provided the later act forms part of a series. ... read more
In Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood the SC has held that, in the absence of an express contractual provision stipulating when notice is deemed delivered, notice is only effective when an employee has read or has had a reasonable opportunity to read it. ... read more
The EAT has held, in Capita Customer Management Ltd v Ali, that CCM’s failure to provide Mr Ali with enhanced shared parental pay was not discriminatory. ... read more
The Court of Appeal has held, in Carreras v United First Partners Research, that expecting or assuming that an employee will work late can amount to a “provision, criterion or practice” and need not necessarily involve coercion. ... read more
Compensation limits and minimum awards will increase where a claim arises on or after 6 April 2018. The changes include: ... read more
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