Protective Award Claim for Specialist Leisure Group Limited

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On 22 May 2020, the Specialist Leisure Group Limited (“SLGL”) and its subsidiaries were placed into administration. These subsidiary companies included Shearings Limited and National Holidays Limited. Over 2,000 employees lost their jobs with immediate effect.   Specialist Leisure Group Limited (“SLGL”) Protective Award Claim  When a company proposes to make 20 or more employees redundant from a workplace in a 90-day period they have a duty to collectively consult … Read More

Making the Redundancy Process Fair

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Making the Redundancy Process Fair

The furlough scheme comes to an end on the 31st October 2020, leaving many struggling businesses with difficult decisions to make around redundancy. It’s vital employers make the redundancy process fair for those individuals involved. In this article, our Employment Law Solicitor, Amy Sadler explains how a solicitor can help a business facing the prospect of making employees redundant. Making … Read More

Former SSG Employees Receive Compensation

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A group of former employees of SSG UK Specialist Ambulance Service Limited have now been awarded compensation for failure to inform and consult about the loss of their jobs. The company went into administration due to serious financial problems in September 2019 and around 80 staff lost their jobs. Protective Award for Former SSG Employees Morrish Solicitors represented the group … Read More

What Are My Rights If I’ve Had an Accident at Work?

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What are my rights if I've had an accident at work | Morrish Solicitors

If you’ve had an accident at work as a result of someone else’s negligence, then you may be entitled to claim compensation for the harm caused. Unfortunately, accidents at work happen all the time, but employers have a duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and other people within the workplace. They must carry out the … Read More

New Employment Solicitor Appointed

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New Employment Solicitor Joins Our Team in Leeds Morrish Solicitors are pleased to have appointed Amy Sadler as an Employment Solicitor and the newest member of our Employment Department. Based in our ever-growing Leeds head office, Amy joined the team from Langleys Solicitors in York.  Amy studied Law at Lancaster University, which involved a year abroad in Prague studying International Law and obtained her degree in 2014. … Read More

10 Common Divorce Questions & Answers

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10 Common Divorce | Morrish Solicitors Questions & Answers

What are the 10 common divorce questions and answers in the UK? According to statistics, almost 50% of marriages in England and Wales end in divorce. Divorce is the legal process between a married couple to dissolve their marriage and the divorce proceeds through the family courts. Divorce law is complicated so, if you are considering getting a divorce from your spouse you may have questions about what it … Read More

Government Introduces New Job Support Scheme

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New Job Support Scheme to Replace Furlough The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced the new Job Support Scheme will replace the current Furlough Scheme when it comes to an end on the 31st October 2020. Starting on the 1st November 2020, the new scheme will help to protect people’s jobs during the winter months and is part of a wider … Read More

Employees Guide to Settlement Agreements

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Employees Guide to Settlement Agreements | Morrish Solicitors

Employees Guide to Settlement Agreements in the UK If you’ve been offered a settlement agreement by your employer, you may be wondering what’s in it for you. These agreements can be very complex so, it’s important you seek professional advice because once you sign the agreement you have to abide by the terms. The Employment Law department at Morrish Solicitors … Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Redundancy

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What You Need to Know About Redundancy

If you are facing redundancy it’s extremely important you understand the process and know your employment rights. Redundancy can be a complex area of law and your employer must follow the correct procedures regardless of the circumstances. In this article, our specialist team in redundancy legal advice have produced a helpful guide with everything you need to know about redundancy. … Read More

Appointment of 3 New Trainee Solicitors

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Morrish Solicitors are pleased to announce the appointment of 3 new trainee solicitors, Holly Carter, Omar Ghaffoor and Jade Fairless. The training contracts will start in September 2020 and will be for 2 years, allowing the trainees to gain legal knowledge and experience across the board demonstrating the skills they’ve learnt whilst studying. Before joining the team in October 2017, … Read More

What is Residential Conveyancing

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What is Residential Conveyancing | Morrish Solicitors

If you are interested in buying or selling a property you may have heard the term ‘residential conveyancing’ mentioned before, but what does it mean? In this article, we explain everything you need to know about residential property conveyancing.   So, What is Residential Conveyancing? Residential Conveyancing refers to the legal process of purchasing or selling a property. It is the action of transferring the contractual … Read More

Writing a Will During The Coronavirus Pandemic

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During the peak of the Coronavirus outbreak, many people rushed to write a will to ensure their loved ones were cared for should the worst happen. In some cases, those people who rushed to write their wills in the pandemic named executors without consulting them first. An executor is the person responsible for ensuring your affairs are dealt with after … Read More

New Practice & Case Management System

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New Digital-First Practice and Case Management System Morrish Solicitors are excited to introduce a new digital-first practice and case management system into our business practice. Partnering with Tikit, an Advanced company, we will implement Tikit Partner for Windows (P4W) which will handle our practice and case management along with Tikit Connect for our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and marketing activities. … Read More

Injury Prevention Week 2020

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Supporting the Injury Prevention Week (17th -21st August 2020) Morrish Solicitors are supporting the Annual Injury Prevention Week organised by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. The week is focusing on road safety for pedestrians, with a particular focus on children who are preparing to go back to school in August and September. The aim of the campaign is to … Read More

Stamp Duty Holiday

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Stamp Duty Changes: What do they mean for you? The Chancellor has announced a temporary Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday on residential properties as part of a number of measures that aim to kick start the economy following the impact of COVID-19. What has changed? The government has increased the lower stamp duty threshold to £500,000.00 for property sales … Read More

Brass employees get the compensation they deserve

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Employees of Brass Agency contacted us on the 8th December 2019 after the company went into administration and over 50 employees were left without a job. When employees have been made redundant without appropriate information or consultation, and there are 20 or more employees based at one establishment such as a workplace, they can make a claim to an Employment … Read More

Family Law during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Court Proceedings (existing and new) and Family Law cases The court system is still functioning and there is strong public interest in keeping the family justice system working during the Coronavirus pandemic. Most hearings can be dealt with by telephone or video conferencing and cases can continue to be progressed by email between Solicitors and their clients. In some situations, … Read More

The property market is back open

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This week has provided the property market with news.  As long as done safely and following social distancing the property market can essentially reopen. So what has changed? In a nutshell, whilst ensuring all safety precautions are taken, the following: Estate agents can open their offices to the general public. Viewings of properties can take place with the first to … Read More

COVID-19 – Temporary and Agency Employee Rights

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With the Government announcing more financial support for those unable to work due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many people are considering what support they are eligible for. But what support can temporary/agency employees get from the government if there’s limited work due to the economic impacts of Coronavirus? And what qualifies as an employment contract? Below we answer frequently asked … Read More

COVID-19 – SSP for ‘Clinically Extremely Vulnerable’ Employees

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The Government has issued new regulations relating to statutory sick pay so that employees who have been classed as ‘Clinically Extremely Vulnerable’ by the NHS are now entitled to SSP if they are shielding. For the avoidance of doubt, this is the group of people who should have received a letter from their GP advising them to shield. Prior to … Read More

COVID-19 – Carrying over annual leave

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Carry-over of annual leave The Working Time Regulations have been amended to allow for carry-over of annual leave that has not been taken due to COVID-19. This rule only applies to the 4 weeks of statutory annual leave (or the worker’s pro-rata entitlement) that is derived from the EU Working Time Directive. It does not apply to the additional 1.6 … Read More

COVID-19 – Your employment rights – FAQs

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Self-Isolating and Sickness I have symptoms of COVID-19 and I am self-isolating – what should I be paid? If you’re self-isolating because you have symptoms of COVID-19, unless you can work from home, you will be “deemed incapable of work” for the prescribed period of isolation. If you’re not working, you will be entitled to SSP or company sick pay … Read More

Furlough leave – what are my rights?

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What is Furlough leave? On 20 March 2020, the chancellor announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Through the scheme the government commits to cover 80% of the wages of furloughed workers, up to £2,500 per month. A furloughed worker is someone who remains employed, but is not provided with work. The aim of the scheme is to ensure that employers … Read More

Going Viral…

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Given the ubiquity of news about the coronavirus, I have thought at least twice about whether to blog on the subject, but in the end I think it brings together so many current issues of law, social policy, media (social and mainstream) that it is impossible to resist. As an employment lawyer, I cannot help but be impressed by the … Read More

International Peace Delegation to Imrali – 1 year on

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The delegation to Imrali

A year on, and not much has changed. It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since I returned from the International Peace Delegation to Imrali, in support of the Kurdish leader Ocalan. Ocalan was finally granted (limited) access to family and lawyers – not long after our delegation departed. But he remains incarcerated and alone and the prospects … Read More

Do the self-employed have any protection from discrimination?

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This month our Employment Solicitor, Claire Pegg, looks at employment rights for self-employed individuals. Self-employed individuals do not benefit from the same employment rights that are afforded to employees and workers. In particular, they are not entitled to: • protection from being unfairly dismissed; • Statutory sick pay • Maternity, adoption, paternity or shared parental leave and pay • receive … Read More

An Employment case review with a festive touch

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As we have now officially entered the holiday period, I thought it apt to base the case review this month on two holiday claims! Just to add to the overall festive feeling of this month, the first two cases we are looking at originate from the home of Christmas, Finland! TSN v Hyvinvointialan liitto ry (C 609/17) and another case … Read More

Recent Employment cases that can be used in day-to-day practice

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November was a plentiful month for interesting cases and principles that can be used in day-to-day practice. So we thought we’d share snippets of as many as we think you can stand, rather than go into the detail. Redundancy and statutory trial periods East London NHS Foundation Trust v O’Connor examined the point at which a statutory trial period began … Read More