Cleveland Bridge Goes Into Administration

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Cleveland Bridge Staff Could Make A Protective Award Claim For Up To 90 Days’ Pay If you worked for Cleveland Bridge and have lost your job because the company went into administration, you could claim up to 90 days’ pay by making a Protective Award claim. There is no minimum length of service required to make a Protective Award claim. … Read More

JTF Mega Discount Warehouse Enters Administration

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JTF Mega Discount Warehouse Staff Could Make A Protective Award Claim For Up To 90 Days’ Pay If you worked for JTF Mega Discount Warehouse and have lost your job because the company went into administration, you could claim up to 90 days’ pay by making a Protective Award claim. There is no minimum length of service required to make … Read More

How to Get a Child Arrangement Order?

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How to Get a Child Arrangement Order | Morrish Solicitors

After getting a divorce/dissolution or separation from your partner it is important you make arrangements for your child or children. You will need to make decisions and come to an agreement with the other parent about where the child will live and how frequently they will spend time with the other parent. There are occasions where parents cannot come to … Read More

Woodland Property Services Enters Administration

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Woodland Property Services’ Staff Could Make A Protective Award Claim For Up To 90 Days’ Pay If you worked for Woodland Property Services, and have lost your job because the company went into administration, you could claim up to 90 days’ pay by making a Protective Award claim. There is no minimum length of service required to make a Protective Award … Read More

Nexus v National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Worker & Unite

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Collective Agreements Collective agreements play a crucial role in ensuring that any variation in terms covered by the agreement must first be negotiated. This places the worker in a stronger position to object to proposed changes than if they were acting as an individual only. Although not generally legally binding (unless otherwise stated within the agreement) they are usually incorporated … Read More

EU Human Rights Law

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The use of EU Human Rights law to remedy failings of domestic legislation is sometimes a last resort that can pay off. Unfortunately, in this case (Steer v Stormsure – Court of Appeal) it could not resolve what the claimant (and the Equality and Human Rights Commission who supported her) felt was a disparity in the granting of interim relief. … Read More

The Future of Flexible Work

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The Future of Flexible Work: a TUC report – A Summary The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has produced a report on the future of flexible work. Flexible working is beneficial for both workers and employers. It can allow people to balance their work and home lives, is important in promoting equality at work and can lead to improved recruitment and … Read More

How to Make a Protective Award Claim?

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How to Make a Protective Award Claim - Morrish Solicitors

Are you entitled to make a protective award claim? To achieve this award of compensation you must meet specific requirements. In this article our specialist employment solicitors explain who is eligible and how to make a protective award claim. Making a Protective Award Claim In order to make a protective award claim, you must have been involved in either of … Read More

What is the Process of Making a Medical Negligence Claim

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What is the Process of Making a Medical Negligence Claim - Morrish Solicitors

If you or a loved one have suffered injury, illness or declining health due to mistakes caused by medical professionals, then you may be considering pursing a medical negligence claim to (hopefully) get the answers, apology and compensation you deserve. The thought of pursuing a medical negligence claim may seem daunting, especially as it’s a process you’re unlikely to have … Read More

Delay Announced to the Introduction of No-fault Divorce

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Introduction of No-fault Divorce Delayed The Government has confirmed that it cannot meet its own deadline for the introduction of the no-fault divorce legislation. An initial target had been set of Autumn 2021 for the introduction of the long-awaited changes to the UK’s Divorce Law. The changes would bring an end to the requirement to show unreasonable behaviour or wrongdoing … Read More

The Government confirms plans for a Single Enforcement Body in the UK

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A new Single Body Enforcement Body, but further detail is needed. Last week The Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy confirmed plans for a Single Enforcement Body (SEB) to protect worker’s rights. Business Minister Paul Scully, said “we will take action against big brands that turn a blind eye to abuses of worker’s rights”. The Government have labelled the … Read More

Why Should I Instruct a Personal Injury Solicitor

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Why Should I Instruct a Personal Injury Solicitor - Morrish Solicitors

Why should I instruct a personal injury solicitor? After you have suffered an injury, illness or disease that wasn’t your fault, you should seek professional advice from a qualified and experienced personal injury solicitor to ensure you are properly represented and benefit from the expertise of a specialist solicitor. Why Should I Instruct a Solicitor for a Personal Injury Claim? … Read More

Do We Need to Formalise Our Separation?

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Do we need to formalise our separation - Morrish Solicitors

Separating from your partner? You may be wondering if you need to formalise your separation. In this article, our expert Family Law Solicitors explain what you need to do when you separate from your partner. So, Do We Need to Formalise Our Separation? Whether you were cohabiting, married or in a civil partnership with your former partner, you are not … Read More

When Should I Update My Will?

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When Should I Update My Will - Morrish Solicitors

In this article, our specialist Wills and Probate Solicitors highlight when you should update your will. So, When Should I Update My Will? You should update your will when significant changes happen in your life. It is vital your will is up to date and reflects your current circumstances as failure to do so can cause unnecessary stress and worry … Read More

Mercer -v- Alternative Future Group Ltd

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EAT decision in Mercer –v- Alternative Future Group Ltd increases protection for workers taking industrial action In a much-anticipated decision, the EAT has delivered a resounding victory for the Claimant by upholding (and indeed improving upon) the ET’s finding that s.146 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (which protects workers against detriment for trade union activities) includes protection for workers … Read More

New Appointments Strengthen Our Team

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New Appointments Add Strength To Our Team As part of our ongoing expansion, we have new appointments in our leadership team and across the firm, strengthening our position as one of Leeds’ leading Law Firms and as a national trade union specialist firm. Instrumental in leading us through this exciting period is our Managing Partner, David Sorensen. Appointed in February … Read More

What to Do If You are at Risk of Redundancy?

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What to Do If You are at Risk of Redundancy - Morrish Solicitors

What to do if you are at risk of redundancy? Unfortunately, redundancies are a fact of life and since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic there has been a significant increase in redundancies in the UK. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the UK unemployment rate for December 2020 to January 2021 was 4.9%. The lockdowns and … Read More

What Are the Rights of Unmarried Couples Living Together

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What Are the Rights of Unmarried Couples Living Together - Morrish Solicitors

What are the rights of unmarried couples living together? It is becoming increasingly popular for couples to live together before either getting married or choosing not to get married at all. Unmarried couples living together are also referred to as cohabiting couples or common-law partners. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal that the number of families with  … Read More

Significant Rise in Delayed Cancer Treatment

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Significant rise in delayed cancer treatment - Morrish Solicitors

There has been a significant rise in the number of patients receiving delayed cancer treatment, which could reduce a person’s chance of survival. Investigation of NHS England data by The Times revealed 1.85 million urgent cancer referrals were made by GPs between March 2020 and January 2021, which is a 16% drop on the 2.2 million referred in the same … Read More

Mental Health in the Workplace

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Mental Health Awareness week organised by the Mental Health Foundation is taking place from Monday 10th – Sunday 16th May 2021. Mental Health in the Workplace In recent years the number of people suffering from work-related mental health conditions has increased. According to figures released by Health Safety Executive (HSE) following the Labour Force Survey, 17.9 million working days were … Read More

Smith v Pimlico Plumbers Limited

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The EAT held that a worker who had taken annual leave, but not been paid for it, was not able to carry over the right to claim payment for all of this unpaid leave on termination of employment. The principle set out in King v Sash Window, is that the WTR should be interpreted to enable workers to accumulate, from … Read More

Uber BV and others v Aslam and others

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The Supreme Court has confirmed that Uber drivers are ‘workers’ for the purpose of rights under the Employment Rights Act 1996 (“ERA”), the Working Time Regulations 1998 (“WTR”) and the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 (“NMWA”). Uber BV and others v Aslam and others The Court stressed that the question of whether there is ‘worker’ status is one of statutory … Read More

The Complete Guide to Probate

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The Complete Guide to Probate - Morrish Solicitors

Coping with the loss of a loved one is never easy and can feel overwhelming especially if you are responsible for dealing with the legal and financial aspects of their estate. Depending on the circumstances you may need to go through probate, which can be a challenging process at a very difficult time. Our experienced solicitors have written The Complete … Read More

Impact of New Whiplash Reforms on Personal Injury Claims

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Impact of New Whiplash Reforms on Personal Injury Claims

At the beginning of the year the Ministry of Justice confirmed that the new Whiplash Reforms 2021 will come into effect from 31st May this year. The reforms will change the personal injury claims process for those wishing to pursue a claim for some road traffic accidents (“RTA”), meaning the amount of compensation a claimant receives and claimant’s access to … Read More

Successful Protective Award Claim for Sash UK Ltd Employees

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South Yorkshire based supplier of windows, doors and conservatories, Sash UK Ltd was placed into administration on 22nd May 2020. Unfortunately, over 100 employees were immediately made redundant without any warning. When a company makes 20 or more employees redundant from one workplace, they have a legal duty to collectively consult the affected employees before making them redundant. If a … Read More

Sharp Fall in Bowel Cancer Cases

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Sharp Fall in Bowel Cancer Cases - Morrish Solicitors

Since the start of the pandemic there has been a sharp fall in diagnosed bowel cancer cases due to disruption to screening and diagnosis. Therefore, there could potentially be thousands of people suffering with undiagnosed and untreated bowel cancer. Sharp Fall in Bowel Cancer Cases It has been reported by Bowel Cancer UK that there have been over a million … Read More

Sleeping in Shifts

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Sleeping in Shifts - Morrish Solicitors

Night Working Hours & Sleeping In Shifts After a satisfying hard day’s graft at work and having successfully completed another torturously packed train journey home, it is always a lovely feeling to be able to share the company of loved ones during an evening. We get to have a hot shower, put on some comfy pyjamas, and enjoy some delicious … Read More

TSSA & Morrish Solicitors Secure Compensation For Thomas Cook Employees

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Thomas Cook Redundancy Payout Victory Welcomed TSSA and Leeds based Morrish Solicitors have secured an employment tribunal judgment against Thomas Cook over the travel firm’s failure to consult before making redundancies, meaning up to 1,500 former employees could claim as much as £4,200 from the Insolvency Service. Thomas Cook went into liquidation on 23 September 2019 with around 1,500 London, … Read More