Firmly Supporting Fairtrade Fortnight 2015

Lyons Davidson has been a committed supporter of fair trade for the last ten years and we are naturally supporting Fairtrade Fortnight again this year.

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Posted on Feb 24th, 2015 by Lyons Davidson

Commercial Court considers test for transfer of cases between divisions of the High Court

In Southern Rock Insurance Company Limited v (1) Brightside Group Limited (2) Brightside Insurance Services Limited QBD (Comm) (Leggatt J) [2015], Lyons Davidson’s Commercial Litigation team successfully opposed applications to transfer three related sets of proceedings from the Chancery Division of the High Court in the Bristol District Registry to the specialist Commercial Court in the Queen’s Bench Division in the Royal Courts of Justice, London.

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Posted on Feb 23rd, 2015 by Lyons Davidson

Lyons Davidson family mediation services cease operation on 20 Feb 2015

Please note that from 20 February 2015, Lyons Davidson will no longer be providing a family mediation service.

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Posted on Feb 20th, 2015 by Lyons Davidson

NHS whistleblowing: plans for protecting those who speak out

As the National Health Service comes under the spotlight in another general election campaign, ministers have redoubled their efforts to tackle the NHS’s cover-up culture. Under new measures recommended by Sir Robert Francis, NHS senior management staff who have “consented or connived” in covering up poor standards of care could face fines or up to two years’ imprisonment.

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Posted on Feb 19th, 2015 by Lyons Davidson

Tips for employers on ‘employee’ status after EAT decision on Pimlico Plumbers v Smith

The employment status of an individual is a preliminary consideration in many Employment Tribunal claims, as this affects what rights the individual has. It is therefore important that employers always give consideration to whether they need (or want) to employ staff, have workers or self-employed people carrying out work on the company’s behalf.

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Posted on Feb 10th, 2015 by Lyons Davidson

Putting our clients at the HEART of our service

This week (9-15 February), Lyons Davidson is pushing client care to centre stage of our operations. After several weeks of build-up to client care week, all our staff are now familiar with the Lyons Davidson client pledge, which puts clients at the HEART of everything we do.

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Posted on Feb 9th, 2015 by Lyons Davidson

Tenancy deposit scheme: what does a landlord have to do?

Since 6 April 2007, landlords of assured shorthold tenancies have been required to protect their tenants’ deposits with a tenancy deposit scheme (TDS) and give prescribed information to the tenant and any other relevant people. A relevant person is someone who paid the deposit to the landlord on behalf of a tenant.

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Posted on Feb 6th, 2015 by Lyons Davidson

Employment tribunal fees: counting the cost

Peter Orton reports on the dramatic fall in claims following introduction of employment tribunal fees in July 2013.

The introduction of employment tribunal fees has well and truly put the cat amongst the pigeons in the employment sector – creating a political storm to boot – as the various parties debate whether claimants have been priced out of the tribunal system.

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Posted on Feb 3rd, 2015 by Lyons Davidson