Will employees who successfully appeal dismissals be treated as having never been dismissed?

Will employees who successfully appeal dismissals be treated as having never been dismissed?

In the case of Ramesh Patel v Folkestone Nursing Home Ltd [2018], EWCA Civ 1689, Mr Patel, the claimant, was in March 2014 with two disciplinary offences during his employment as a Read more…

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Posted on Dec 11th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

What does Roddis v Sheffield Hallam mean for zero-hours contracts?

What does Roddis v Sheffield Hallam mean for zero-hours contracts?

The claim of Roddis v Sheffield Hallam University has helped clarify the risks of engaging employees on zero-hours contracts, particularly as it refers to less favourable treatment as a part-time Read more…

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Posted on Nov 27th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Head and Spinal Injuries team listed on Headway Head Injury Solicitors List 2019

Head Injury partner Laura Merry

Laura Merry, Partner in the Head and Spinal Injury team, is happy to announce that Lyons Davidson has met the assessment criteria of Headway, the brain injury association, again this Read more…

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Posted on Nov 21st, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Lyons Davidson attends road safety conference on family liaison officers

road safety conference

On 8 November 2018, Emma Saville, Laura Merry, Sue Wicks, Alice Herbert-Radford, Heather Kearton-Gee, David Bushell and Oliver Marsh of Lyons Davidson’s Catastrophic Injury team attended the Brake road safety Read more…

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Posted on Nov 20th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Are sleep-in workers entitled to National Minimum Wage for the duration of shifts?

Are sleep-in workers entitled to National Minimum Wage for the duration of shifts?

In Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake [2018], the Court of Appeal considered the rate of pay sleep-in workers are entitled to under the National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015 (NMWR), when Read more…

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Posted on Nov 13th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Lyons Davidson sponsors Brake event on police family liaison after road death and serious injury

Brake road death conference

On Thursday, 8 November, members of Lyons Davidson’s Fatal, Catastrophic Injury and Head Injury teams are attending a conference on Police Family Liaison Following Road Death and Serious Injury in Read more…

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Posted on Nov 8th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Can employers refuse to reschedule a disciplinary hearing if union representatives are unavailable?

Can employers refuse to reschedule a disciplinary hearing if union representatives are unavailable?

Can an employer refuse to reschedule a disciplinary hearing if the employee’s chosen trade union representative is unavailable?  Under statute, yes, in certain circumstances. If the union representative is unable Read more…

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Posted on Oct 30th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Are you sure you’re insured to drive?

Are you sure you’re insured to drive?

Are you sure what your motor insurance policy covers you for? If in doubt, it is always best to check with your insurer before setting off on the road to Read more…

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Posted on Oct 16th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Insurance in brief 2: Civil Liability Bill – where are we now?

Insurance in brief 2: Civil Liability Bill

Welcome to the second edition of the Scotland and Specialist Services division insurance news briefing.  The division, headed by Katherine Howells-Price, incorporates Lyons Davidson Scotland and our specialist defendant teams, Read more…

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Posted on Oct 11th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Conveyancing fraud: who bears the blame?

Conveyancing fraud: who bears the blame?

Should a firm of solicitors who have done nothing wrong be liable to pay compensation to a client who has been the victim of conveyancing fraud? The surprising answer was Read more…

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Posted on Oct 5th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

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