Government consults on longer assured shorthold tenancies

Government consults on longer assured shorthold tenancies

On 2 July 2018, the government published a consultation paper seeking the public’s view on its new proposal for extending the minimum term of assured shorthold tenancies from six to Read more…

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Posted on Jul 12th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Supreme Court rules ban on heterosexual civil partnerships is discriminatory

The Supreme Court has ruled that denying a couple the right to enter heterosexual civil partnerships is incompatible with human rights laws.

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Posted on Jul 4th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

World cup work arrangements: tips for employers

World cup work arrangements: tips for employers

The tournament kicked off in Russia on 14 June, with matches scheduled throughout the daytime and evenings, and the final taking place in Moscow on Sunday, 15 July. Football fever Read more…

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Posted on Jun 22nd, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Lyons Davidson new appointments 2018

The Directors of Lyons Davidson Limited are pleased to announce the following new appointments. The following staff have been appointed Senior Managers/Partners: Emma Baker (Defendant); David Leslie (Employment); Laura Merry Read more…

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Posted on Jun 18th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Pimlico Plumbers: plumber was worker not contractor

Pimlico Plumbers: plumber was worker not contractor

In Pimlico Plumbers Limited and another v Smith [2018], the Supreme Court unanimously agreed that an Employment Tribunal was entitled to find that Gary Smith was a worker under section Read more…

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Posted on Jun 14th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

13 June is Colleague Appreciation Day

Lyons Davidson Colleague Appreciation Day

Today is Colleague Appreciation Day at Lyons Davidson. Following the success of last year’s event, we decided to once again hold a day to celebrate everything we do for each Read more…

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Posted on Jun 13th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Brake Family Liaison Officer awards recognise outstanding police support

Family Liaison Officer awards

On Thursday, 7 June, Emma Saville, Partner in Lyons Davidson’s Catastrophic Injury team and Rachel Green, Head of Fatal Claims, attended road safety charity Brake’s inaugural Police Family Liaison Officer Read more…

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Posted on Jun 12th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

MHRA changes licensing for valproate prescriptions to female patients

valproate prescriptions

Epilepsy drug valproate must no longer be prescribed to girls and women of childbearing age in the UK unless they are on a pregnancy prevention programme, writes Faye Marks of Read more…

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Posted on May 29th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

‘Pre-cancerous’ conditions, disability and the Equality Act 2010

Cancer, disability and the Equality Act 2010

In the case of Lofty v Hamis t/a First Café, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether an in situ cancer (where cancerous cells were present in the skin but Read more…

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Posted on May 22nd, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Spinal Cord Injuries Awareness Day 2018

Spinal Cord Injuries Awareness Day 2018

Spinal Cord Injuries Awareness Day is an annual event that, this year, will take place on 18th May 2018. On this day the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA), and other spinal Read more…

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Posted on May 18th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

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