Redundancy support offered to Multiyork employees

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We are offering assistance to ex-employees of Multiyork as a result of the organisation’s announcement on 23 November that it had entered into administration. 112 redundancies were confirmed yesterday at its Thetford head office as the company begins a winding-down process. Multiyork, the furniture maker, which employed 547 people in 50 shops and manufactures upholstered furnishings in Thetford, Norfolk, is … Read More

Have you got your digital assets in order?

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What are digital assets? Digital assets include e-mail accounts, online banking, online investments, social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter etc.), online purchasing/selling accounts (e-Bay, Amazon etc.), data stored on Pc’s, tablets, laptops, mobile phones  and blogs just to name a few. Digital assets tend to have little value but some may have significant value or sentimental value. What would happen to … Read More

NEW VACANCY – experienced residential conveyancer

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced residential conveyancer based at our Pudsey office. Successful applicants will have 5 years’ + experience in residential conveyancing. There will be an immediate caseload of residential property matters for which the successful applicant will take primary responsibility for.  The role would suit someone who can hit the ground running,  have good inter-personal and … Read More

Joint Ownership

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More and more people are choosing to own property jointly, not just with partners, but also with siblings, parents or even friends.  It can seem like the perfect solution – pool your resources, making it much easier to raise an acceptable deposit. But buying a house with someone else is not always straightforward, even if that person is the one … Read More

Palmer and Harvey employees have additional rights

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Morrish Solicitors are offering assistance to ex-employees of Palmer and Harvey as a result of the organisation’s recent announcement that it has entered into administration. Palmer and Harvey, a major wholesaler in the UK, made 2,500 employees redundant with immediate effect when they called in the administrators yesterday. They are the UK’s fifth largest privately-owned firm, and delivered more than … Read More

Lizards, bats and workers’ rights

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This week’s House of Commons debate on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill illuminates the danger of the current government scrapping or watering down employment laws once we exit the EU. Post-exit, there will most likely be a degree of “cherry picking” of employment laws, with the government changing or scrapping many especially where doing so might be seen as “business-friendly” (TUPE … Read More

Pregnancy and unfair redundancies

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A new report by Maternity Action identifies the real difficulties mothers face at work, including the impact of unfair redundancies on pregnant women and new mothers and also ways in which the Government can address it. View the report. David Sorensen, partner, says: “this is such a well-known problem and one that the report’s recommendations could fix; extending the protection … Read More

Employment Rights Update – October 2017

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With Brexit edging ever closer, we thought we’d sneak in some European Court of Justice decisions for this month, whilst they are still relevant! Both decisions relate to the protection afforded to women from unfavourable treatment. Benkharbouche v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs [2017] UKSC 62 In this case, the ECJ considered whether a height requirement imposed … Read More

Unite member compensated following unfair dismissal

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An employment tribunal has ruled in favour of Unite member, Alan McIver, in his claim for unfair dismissal. Alan was employed as an Access Bus Driver for Yorkshire Tiger Limited. The access service was intended to provide a means of public transport to those who were otherwise restricted by reason of ill health or other infirmity from gaining access to … Read More

Mental Health at Work

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Sadly, I deal with many workplace disability discrimination cases and a high proportion of those involve mental health issues. In my experience, employers find it much more difficult to understand and manage mental health issues in the workplace, in contrast to other disabilities. I therefore welcomed Theresa May’s announcement in January this year that an independent review was to be … Read More

“March of the Mummies” – a Halloween protest to help working mothers

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Today, mummies of the non-ancient Egyptian kind march across the UK to highlight the dreadful treatment of pregnant workers and working mothers. More information can be found here. David Sorensen, partner, says “this demonstration helps to highlight how bad things are for many working mothers with every year tens of thousands commonly suffering discrimination at work owing to pregnancy, maternity … Read More

Misco UK employees have a right to justice

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We are offering assistance to ex-employees of Misco UK as a result of the organisation’s recent announcement that it has entered into administration. Misco UK, the computer reselling firm, made 300 employees redundant with immediate effect on the morning of 19 October across sites in Wellingborough, Weybridge and Greenock. We understand that despite a turnaround plan being in place to … Read More

Three promotions at Morrish Solicitors

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John Morrison, a personal injury solicitor, has been promoted to partner at Morrish Solicitors in Leeds. John has over 14 years’ experience of all aspects of personal injury law and joined the practice as a trainee in 2001. He deals with a range of personal injury matters such as accidents at work, public liability claims and road traffic accident claims. … Read More

Morrish Solicitors secure £8m compensation for brain damaged girl following 12 year battle for justice

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Jane McBennett, Associate in Morrish Solicitors clinical negligence department, has successfully concluded a long running cerebral palsy claim for a 12 year old girl who was left severely disabled as the result of blunders at Bradford Royal Infirmary. Under the terms of the settlement which was recently approved in the High Court, the Claimant will receive a lump sum of … Read More

Morrish Solicitors praised in 2017 Legal 500

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We are delighted to announce that Morrish Solicitors has once again been recommended in the Legal 500 United Kingdom rankings. This includes being ranked for two of our practice areas: Personal Injury: Claimant (tier 3) and Clinical Negligence: Claimant (tier 4). A number of our lawyers have been recognised for their talent. This includes Laura Nabozny who specialises in employers’ … Read More

Gender pay gap…a step in the right direction

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Globally, on average, women are paid just over half as much as men. In Iceland, at present, they earn almost 30% less, despite this, Iceland is ranked one of the best places in the world for gender equality. Following on from protests in Iceland which saw female workers leave work at 2.38pm (30% earlier than their male counterparts), the Government … Read More

The Real Deal – Employees’ Pay

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In real terms, pay is dropping. A recent report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (published on 20th September 2017) has shown that public sector pay is approaching “historically low levels”. New figures show that as a result of Government pay freezes and caps, the average NHS health worker has suffered a real terms cut of almost £2,000 over the … Read More

When do business occupiers have the right to renew their lease?

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The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (“the Act”) is an important piece of legislation that provides rights and protection to business tenants. Part II of the Act gives business tenants who occupy premises for business purposes “security of tenure”, which is of fundamental importance to both landlords and tenants in terms of their initial lease negotiations and the actions that … Read More

Redundancy support offered to Monarch employees

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We are offering assistance to ex-employees of Monarch as a result of the organisation’s recent announcement that it has entered into administration. Monarch Airlines Limited and Monarch Travel Group Limited, the airline and package holiday firm, made almost 2000 employees redundant with immediate effect on the morning of 2 October across sites in Birmingham, Leeds, Gatwick, Luton and Manchester. We … Read More

Employment Rights Update – September 2017

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In this issue we are looking at changes to an employee’s contract, in particular where an employer unilaterally changes the hours that they work. We also look at the recent changes to the Vento bands. Employment Law Update – September 2017 In the case of Gregory v Royal Mail Group Ltd 2402587/2016, Manchester Employment Tribunal upheld the Claimant’s claims for constructive unfair … Read More

ALNO employees have a right to justice

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We are offering assistance to employees of ALNO UK as a result of the organisation’s recent announcement that it has entered into administration. ALNO UK, the retail and commercial kitchen supplier, made 160 employees redundant with immediate effect on 22 September across sites in Wolverhampton, Leeds and Sevenoaks. We understand this has resulted from their parent-company, based in Germany, entering … Read More

We are looking to recruit a elderly client solicitor

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An opportunity has arisen for an Elderly Client Solicitor based at our Pudsey office. The role will undertake a range of private client matters, including wills, estate planning, trusts, probate, powers of attorney, Court of Protection and elderly client matters. The individual should be 5 years’ PQE and someone who can hit the ground running,  have good inter-personal and communication skills … Read More

Pre-nuptial agreements – are they for me?

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Pre-nuptial agreements (known also as pre-marital agreements) were once considered by many to only be the preserve of the rich and famous. Times have changed and they are becoming more and more popular for ordinary couples and now form a key part of financial planning. For years these types of agreements were given very little weight in decisions made by … Read More

Lasting Powers of Attorney – helpful or not?

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Denzil Lush, former Senior Judge of the Court of Protection, warned the public recently that he believed Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) may leave elderly people open to abuse. An LPA is a powerful legal document that allows a person to appoint trusted individuals to make important decisions about care and finances on their behalf, in the event of a … Read More

Claimants wait in limbo for HMCTS guidance

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The Judgment As I am sure most of you are now aware, on 26 July 2017 the Supreme court ruled that the current Tribunal fees regime was unlawful. This has resulted in a period of great uncertainty in employment law as the government scrambles to implement a new, legal, fee structure as soon as possible. In the meantime, the government … Read More

Another new union client for Morrish Solicitors

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Morrish Solicitors are pleased to announce that they will be providing personal injury legal services to the Society of Union Employees (SUE) and its members. SUE is a union that acts for members employed by Unison, one of the UK’s largest trade unions. Laura Nabozny, Partner at Morrish Solicitors said: “we are delighted to be working with the Society of … Read More

Employment Tribunal rules in favour of sacked Evon Print Limited workers

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An employment tribunal ruled in favour of former Evon Print workers who have established that the print and design company based in West Sussex failed in their statutory duty to consult with them about impending redundancies. The former workers pursued claims against the company when they were made redundant on 14 March 2017 without any consultation following the administration of … Read More

Employment Rights Update – The Taylor Review ‘Good Work’ Report

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On 11 July 2017, almost a year after it was announced, the Taylor Review into modern working practices was published. The review considers the implications of new forms of work on worker rights and responsibilities, as well as on employer freedoms and obligations. The review was conducted by Matthew Taylor, the chief executive of the Royal Society of Arts. The … Read More