Checking employees’ right to work in the UK

right to work in UK

With penalties for employing illegal workers including fines of up to £20,000, employers usually take a cautious approach to ensuring their employees have the right to work. This article considers Read more…

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Posted on Jan 16th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

What amounts to unfavourable treatment under section 15 of the Equality Act?

Unfavourable treatment

The answer to this question was recently considered in the Court of Appeal case of Andrew Williams v The Trustees of Swansea University Pension & another [2017] EWCA 1008.

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Posted on Dec 19th, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

Avoiding employee misconduct at the office Christmas party: tips for employers

Employee misconduct at Christmas parties

The office Christmas party season is in full swing, providing the chance for employers to reward staff for their hard work with some food and often a glass or two Read more…

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Posted on Dec 12th, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

Can suspending an employee amount to a repudiatory breach of contract?

Suspending an employee

Suspending an employee to investigate disciplinary actions is usually thought of as a neutral act. However, this case demonstrates that it will not always be reasonable to suspend.

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Posted on Dec 5th, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

Cycling accidents: the legal standpoint

cycling accidents

When the clocks changed in October, we looked at what cyclists can do to make themselves more visible on the roads as we move into winter. Road Safety Week Now Read more…

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Posted on Nov 23rd, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

Voluntary overtime and holiday pay

holiday pay

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision in Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Mr G Willetts and Others forms part of a long-running series of cases extending the scope of holiday Read more…

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Posted on Nov 21st, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

Road safety: it’s a two-way street

Road safety is a two-way street

In this article on road safety, Dan Finlay gives his thoughts on road users’ shared social responsibilities, as well as rounding up a few news stories about duties as drivers, Read more…

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Posted on Nov 20th, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

Insurance fraud recovery: types of fraudulent claims and how to recover the losses

Although Lyons Davidson is known for specialising in property insurance outlay recoveries, many do not realise this includes recovery for fraudulent claims on insurance. Fraudulent claims have a severe impact Read more…

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Posted on Nov 16th, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

The advantages and pitfalls of Section 21 notices for an AST

Section 21 notices for AST

As of 2014-15, there were almost two million private landlords in the UK, letting almost five million properties, from which over 20,000 evictions took place in one year; this equates Read more…

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Posted on Nov 14th, 2017 by Lyons Davidson

Property fraud in Dreamvar (UK) Limited v Mishcon De Reya

Property fraud and Dreamvar (UK) Limited v Mishcon De Reya

The case of Dreamvar (UK) Limited v Mishcon De Reya has attracted significant coverage following the court’s ruling that the law firm Mishcon de Reya was liable for the financial Read more…

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Posted on Nov 13th, 2017 by Lyons Davidson