Whiplash Reforms 2021

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The Ministry of Justice have confirmed today that the further delayed whiplash reforms are scheduled to be implemented in May 2021. In this article, we explain what the whiplash reforms mean to those wishing to pursue a personal injury claim. What are the whiplash reforms? Whiplash reforms is the commonly-used term for the package of measures introduced by the Government … Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Property Chains  

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Ultimate Guide to Property Chains - Morrish Solicitors

Moving house is considered one of the most stressful life events, along with it comes lots of property jargon that you need to understand. Depending on your circumstances when you move house you may be in a property chain, but what exactly does this mean?   Our Residential Property and Conveyancing department have created The Ultimate Guide to Property Chains explaining everything you need to know.   The Ultimate Guide to Property Chains When … Read More

Significant Rise in Divorces in England and Wales  

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Significant Rise in Divorces in England and Wales  

According to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) there has been a significant rise in divorces in England and Wales.   Significant Rise in Divorces in England and Wales The data reveals that in 2019 the number of couples getting divorced in England and Wales increased by almost a fifth, making it the highest figure in 5 years.   There were 107,559 heterosexual (opposite sex) couples granted divorce in … Read More

Arcadia Group Protective Awards Claim

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High Street Empire, Arcadia Group has gone into administration, putting approximately 13,000 jobs at risk of redundancy as administrators attempt to find a buyer. Arcadia Group Protective Awards Claim It is reported that the retail giant has collapsed following failed attempts to borrow an emergency £30m loan from potential lenders, which could have helped the business through Christmas. Arcadia Group … Read More

How to Achieve an Amicable Divorce

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How to achieve an amicable divorce - Morrish Solicitors

How to achieve an amicable divorce? When a couple have agreed they no longer want to be together and have decided to divorce, it is often associated with negative connotations, but does a marriage always need to end on bad terms? To show our support for the ‘Good Divorce Week’ campaign organised by Resolution, our Divorce and Family Law Solicitors … Read More

The Rule of Law

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Our Senior Partner, Paul Scholey shares his opinion of The Rule of Law. More than a few dark clouds have been gathering on the legal horizon over recent months. I began to practise law over 33 years ago (and 1 or 2 colleagues think I am still practicing! – the old ones are the best).  I was always proud that, … Read More

Supporting Good Divorce Week 2020  

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Good Divorce Week 2020 Morrish Solicitors are proud to be supporting the annual ‘Good Divorce Week’ campaign organised by Resolution. The campaign runs from Monday 30th November to Friday 4th December 2020. Each year Resolution raises awareness of issues that are important to their members. This year they will be promoting their Code of Practice, which focuses on a constructive approach to family issues and takes into account the needs of the whole family.   Our Family Law Solicitors are … Read More

Indirect Discrimination, Justification and ‘Cost Plus’

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Indirect discrimination tends to happen where a ‘barrier’ exists, so that people with a certain protected characteristic are disadvantaged.  An example: an Employer requires everyone to work full time; women – who tend to have the lion’s share of child care responsibilities – are more likely to be disadvantaged by this. Similarly, if pay relates to years of service, that … Read More

Peacocks and Jaeger Protective Award Claims

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Leading fashion chains Peacocks and Jaeger have gone into administration after owner Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group failed to find a buyer for both businesses. Peacocks and Jaeger Protective Award Claims The COVID-19 pandemic has been blamed for the collapse of the businesses after they suffered losses during the two national lockdowns. Despite efforts to find potential buyers for the businesses, … Read More

J.Crew Protective Award Claims

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High street fashion chain, J.Crew has announced it is permanently closing all 6 of its UK stores making 80 of its employees redundant. J.Crew Protective Award Claim After facing difficult trading climates, the US Clothing Retailer has appointed liquidators to its UK business, which has a head office in London, 6 shops located across the UK and employs approximately 80 … Read More

Hospital Waiting Times Soar

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Hospital Waiting Times Soar - Morrish Solicitors

Pressure of COVID-19 on Healthcare Services The COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest healthcare crisis the UK has ever seen. It is an immense medical challenge that has caused huge disruption to healthcare services across the country.  Since the start of the pandemic doctors, nurses and keyworkers have worked tirelessly treating critically ill Coronavirus patients. The dedication of those working in the NHS during these unprecedented times will be remembered forever.   Before COVID-19 the NHS was already struggling to meet the … Read More

Anna Sari Appointed to Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel

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Selected on the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel Morrish Solicitors are delighted to announce that Associate Medical Negligence Solicitor; Anna Sari is now a member of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel. The panel consists of the country’s leading solicitors supporting victims of clinical negligence, handling some of the most demanding and high-value cases.  Following a meticulous assessment process which analysed the clinical negligence cases Anna has handled, she has … Read More

Costs in the Employment Tribunal

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In the civil courts, the general rule is that ‘costs follow the event’ meaning that the losing party will be responsible for paying the winning party’s legal costs. The Employment Tribunal works differently however and, in most cases, each party will pay their own costs. The reason for this is to avoid individuals being discouraged from bringing their claim due … Read More

Total Glass Ltd Protective Awards Claim

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Leading supplier of windows, doors and conservatories, Total Glass Ltd has gone into administration making the majority of its employees redundant. Total Glass Ltd Protective Award Claim The Merseyside based glazing firm suffered heavy losses and faced financial problems as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite efforts to recapitalise the business, it ceased trading at the end of September … Read More

Morrish Solicitors Support Will Aid 2020

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Supporting the Will Writing Charity Campaign Morrish Solicitors are proud to announce we are supporting this year’s Will Writing Charity Campaign organised by Will Aid, the UK’s leading charity will-writing scheme.   The purpose of the campaign is to give individuals the opportunity to write a will and support nine of the UK’s most loved charities by raising vital funds. The charities involved … Read More

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