High Court refuses relief from sanctions application when permission to appeal is five months out of time

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By Alex Denyer, Commercial Litigation Senior Associate (1) Margaret Mark (2) Sherma Mark v South Bank Solicitors [2014] Lyons Davidson’s professional indemnity team successfully defended an application made by claimants Read more…

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Posted on Jul 1st, 2015 by LDAdministrator

Christian nursery worker’s anti-gay views not ground for fair dismissal

Lyons Davidson Employment Law solicitors

Kimberly Dennis, Leeds employment team In Mbuyi v Newpark Childcare (Shepherds Bush) Ltd, the Watford Employment Tribunal has found that a devout Christian, who was dismissed for gross misconduct for Read more…

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Posted on Jun 16th, 2015 by LDAdministrator

Missing child case of Ethan Williams: breaches of Family Court orders can have serious consequences

Iona Phillips

By Iona Phillips, Partner, Advoca Iona Phillips, partner in Lyons Davidson’s specialist child law division Advoca, represented Andrew Butt in relation to the case involving the missing child Ethan (3) Read more…

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Posted on Jun 15th, 2015 by LDAdministrator

How does the European Court judgment in USDAW v Woolworths affect redundancies on several sites?

David Sillitoe

By David Sillitoe, Leeds employment team Collective consultation only applies where 20 or more employees are employed “at one establishment”, a decision that reduces the obligations on employers making large-scale Read more…

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Posted on May 26th, 2015 by LDAdministrator

Impact of increased court fees on clinical negligence claims

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By  Lyons Davidson Clinical Negligence team From 9 March 2015, the government implemented an increase in civil court fees. The changes that have been put into place will mainly affect Read more…

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Posted on May 15th, 2015 by LDAdministrator

Annual review of ‘avoidable’ hospital deaths

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By  Lyons Davidson Clinical Negligence team Recent figures have shown there to be a staggering 1,000 estimated unnecessary and avoidable deaths in NHS hospitals every month, which are being caused Read more…

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Posted on May 1st, 2015 by LDAdministrator

Whistleblowing and the public interest

David Sillitoe

By David Sillitoe, Principal Associate, Leeds Employment Team Public Interest Disclosure is in the public interest if it is in the reasonable belief of the employee making it, says the Read more…

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Posted on Apr 21st, 2015 by LDAdministrator

Spring driving tips for safety on the road

Mike Smalley

Spring is Pothole Season. In places that snow and ice have dominated the winter months, the spring thaw can cause dangerous potholes. Avoid them if you can, but if you Read more…

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Posted on Apr 10th, 2015 by LDAdministrator

TUPE or not TUPE?

Jeremy Parkinson

By Jeremy Parkinson, Solihull Employment Solicitor TUPE or not TUPE: that is the question answered recently in the affirmative by the Court of Appeal in Rynda (UK) Ltd v Rhijnsburger Read more…

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Posted on Apr 1st, 2015 by LDAdministrator

Tips on succeeding in an apprenticeship – and balancing study with work

Legal Apprenticeships can be very challenging and demanding, especially when they relate to a job that you have had no previous exposure to.  During my time as an apprentice with Read more…

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Posted on Mar 12th, 2015 by LDAdministrator