Dismissing an employee on long-term sickness absence: unfair dismissal and disability discrimination

Dismissing an employee on long-term sickness absence: unfair dismissal and disability discrimination In O’Brien v Bolton St Catherine’s Academy

In O’Brien v Bolton St Catherine’s Academy, the Court of Appeal found the dismissal of an employee who was on long-term sickness absence to be unfair and an act of Read more…

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Posted on May 30th, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

Internal investigations not protected from disclosure?

Internal investigations not protected from disclosure?

Companies conducting internal investigations into suspected criminality need to think carefully in light of the recent decision in Director of the Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corp Ltd [2017] Read more…

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Posted on May 25th, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2017

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2017

It is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day on Friday, 19 May. The annual event aims to increase  understanding of injuries to the spinal cord and their effects, and sees organisations Read more…

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Posted on May 19th, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

The judicial assessment procedure: what is it and how does it work?

The judicial assessment procedure: what is it and how does it work?

Why is this case being allowed to continue and can’t we do anything to stop it?  This question is often asked by employers faced with Employment Tribunal claims brought by employees, Read more…

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Posted on May 17th, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

Action for Brain Injury Week 2017

Action for Brain Injury Week 2017

This week (8-14 May) is Action for Brain Injury Week and, to mark it, Headway have launched A New Me campaign on  their website and through social media. The brain Read more…

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Posted on May 11th, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

Catastrophic injury team attend injury case manager conference

Catastrophic injury team attend injury case manager conference

This week (8-14 May) is Action for Brain Injury Awareness Week and members of the Lyons Davidson’s catastrophic injury team are attending and will be running a stand at the Read more…

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Posted on May 8th, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

Learning to drive safely is a lifelong process

Learning to drive safely: a lifelong practice

‘When do drivers start to learn to drive?’ is a question often posed when talking about road safety. Usually the response of 17 is given and a puzzled look appears Read more…

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Posted on May 8th, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

With free advice comes legal responsibility

Free advice comes with legal responsibility

In Lejonvarn v Burgess [2017] EWCA Civ 254, the Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the High Court on a preliminary finding that, despite the absence of a contract Read more…

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Posted on May 4th, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

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