Employees are vulnerable, argues Morrish Solicitor

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13 September 2009 – A leading Leeds-based trade union lawyer today said that employees are vulnerable and always will be, and that union membership guarantees equal access to justice. Martin Bare of Morrish Solicitors, commenting on an editorial in The Times which accused trade unions of lacking imagination in response to their decline, said that the protection of employees, enshrined … Read More

MPs welcome Morrish Solicitors to Bradford

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Leeds, England – All three of Bradford\’s MPs will attend the official opening of Morrish Solicitors new office on 20 November in a show of support for the city\’s brightening future. The Rt Hon Gerry Sutcliffe, Sports Minister and MP for Bradford South, Marsha Singh MP for Bradford West and Terry Rooney MP for Bradford North have all confirmed they … Read More

Morrish Solicitors back charity campaign

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(Picture : Emma Cousins, Tracey Belcher, Tom Morrish and Julie Baines of Morrish Solicitors in Yeadon show their support for Forget Me Knot and Remember a Charity) Leeds law firm Morrish Solicitors showed its support yesterday for a nationwide campaign to encourage more people to leave gifts for charities in their Wills.  Tom Morrish, Partner in Leeds, commented: \”We are … Read More

Nine years investing in people

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Leeds 23 September 2009 – Leading trade union law firm Morrish Solicitors has been awarded the Investors in People Standard for the ninth year in a row. The firm was assessed by IIP\’s Yorkshire and Humberside Recognition Panel in August of this year and was commended for its commitment \”to being a caring and people-centred firm in respect of both … Read More

Asbestos campaign ruling ludicrous says Morrish solicitor

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A leading lawyer in asbestos diseases today criticised the Advertising Standards Authority\’s decision to uphold a complaint against the Health and Safety Executive\’s asbestos awareness campaign, calling the move \’ludicrous\’. Martin Bare, a leading personal injury lawyer and former President of a major national lawyers association, condemned the decision, saying \”It seems ludicrous that the ASA uphold this complaint on … Read More

Join for the cost of 4 pints urges TSSA member

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Leeds 28 September 2009 – A TSSA member who received a five-figure damages settlement for a shoulder injury he suffered at work today urged non-members to join the Union for cost the equivalent of 4 pints a month. The member was pulling a vessel\’s headline along a riverside quay to hook it over a bollard in August 2004 when he … Read More

Equity member applauds Morrish Solicitor

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In case anyone needs reminding of the importance of belonging to a union, I\’d like to thank Equity for providing me with free legal support; and to commend Equity-appointed Morrish Solicitors for brilliantly winning a case against Tesco\’s on my behalf. At all times, the firm\’s partner Laura Nabozny acted swiftly and incisively. This meant that the case was successfully … Read More

Redundancy pay limit rises £380 on 1 October

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The Government has confirmed an increase in the weekly limit used to calculate statutory redundancy pay from £350 to £380. This takes effect on 1 October 2009.  The Government has further confirmed the limit will not rise again in February 2010, remaining at £380 until February 2011. The one-off increase, as announced in the 2009 Budget, intends to provide a … Read More

Morrish Solicitors rated top ranked firm in Chambers 2013 Guide

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Morrish Solicitors has received a top ranking in the Chambers 2013 Guide for our work in personal injury, clinical negligence and catastrophic injury claims. The Guide states: “Morrish in Leeds has a deserved reputation for representing injured trade union members and is considered a very capable referral option by leading national players. Its excellence on the trade union side is … Read More

Employment rights update – October 2012

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In this month’s employment rights update we take a look at holiday pay, injury to feelings, the territorial scope of Union recognition and have some good news about appointments at our firm. To view the October’s employment rights newsletter, click here.  

Morrish Solicitors secure £5.5m compensation for brain damaged girl following 18 year battle for justice

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A girl has been awarded £5.5m compensation after a catalogue of errors leading up to and during her birth at St Luke’s Hospital in Bradford in 1994, left her with irreversible brain damage. The girl, now 18 years old, was starved of oxygen in the days leading up to her birth.  Her mother was initially admitted to hospital following a … Read More

Trade union law firm slams Government’s Beecroft report as ‘a vicious and calculated attack on the rights of ordinary working people

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“Yesterday, the usual political niceties employed by the Tory and Lib Dem partners of the coalition Government were far from evident. The Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer commissioned Adrian Beecroft, a leading venture capitalist and Tory Party donor, to report on issues surrounding the flexibility of our labour market. His report was leaked earlier this week and in … Read More