The 'W' Word

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Dare I say it… whiplash.  It strikes fear into the hearts of the insurance industry and causes certain newspapers to tell us that we are drowning under the weight of fraudulent claims; surely no-one has a genuine claim, I hear you cry? It will come as no surprise to learn that whiplash claims are a hot topic for the current … Read More

The ‘W’ Word

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Dare I say it… whiplash.  It strikes fear into the hearts of the insurance industry and causes certain newspapers to tell us that we are drowning under the weight of fraudulent claims; surely no-one has a genuine claim, I hear you cry? It will come as no surprise to learn that whiplash claims are a hot topic for the current … Read More

We are recruiting!

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Legal Assistant – Leeds Due to internal promotion, a vacancy has arisen for an individual to work in our busy Client Contact Team. The role will involve taking initial instructions on personal injury claims from clients and working as a part of our initial Client Contact Team. Previous experience working within a law firm is preferred, but is not essential. … Read More

Help to Buy Mortgages

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There has been a lot of publicity over the last 18 months about Help to Buy Mortgages. This is a scheme which is available to allbuyers who have a 5% deposit available. In order to qualify for a Help to Buy mortgage, you do not have to be a first time buyer. However, there are certain criteria that will need to be met. For instance, … Read More

New Blog – Cameron vs Ordinary Working People

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Following the recent general strike by public sector workers, David Cameron pledges “to overhaul an archaic law” stating that strike laws are too easy for workers to rely upon and that “it is time to legislate and it will be in the Conservative manifesto” for the next election. It seem they propose to ban all ‘electronic picketing’ (the use of texts/emails by unions to … Read More

We are currently recruiting

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We are currently recruiting Receptionist – Leeds We are looking to recruit a Legal Receptionist, based at our busy Leeds Head Office. Candidates applying should have the following skills and experience: * Excellent Telephone skills * Excellent written and verbal communication skills * Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines * I.T. and word-processing/keyboard skills, including ability to type correspondence and … Read More

Goodbye to the Equality Act 2010 questionnaire?

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The statutory discrimination questionnaires were abolished with effect from 6th April 2014 and replaced with non-binding, ‘good practice’ guidance on how employers should continue to deal with questions from employees regarding discrimination in the workplace. The previous statutory questionnaires have for many years been a very helpful tool by which an employee can formally request information regarding say a potentially … Read More

History will judge this era with little kindness

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We have been featured in Claims Magazine – The Civil Justice Council asked for views on the impact of the Jackson reforms back in February. Laura Nabozny, Partner at Morrish Solicitors, says that the council needs to know that the current system for the administration of civil justice is broken. Take a look at the full article.    

Looking towards a greener future

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Over recent years many businesses have been negotiating the economic landscape with stretched profit margins, lean budgets and a keen focus on survival. Investment in the green agenda has, perhaps understandably, taken a back seat for many and its resurgence is surely a sign of recovery. A recent office move by Morrish Solicitors LLP saw the introduction of low energy … Read More

Morrish Solicitors LLP delight at Will Aid’s birthday success

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Hard working and generous solicitors at Morrish Solicitors LLP in Yeadon and Pudsey recently took part in Will Aid 2013 and are delighted to announce a fabulous fundraising total of £3,215. Will Aid is the UK’s leading charity will-writing scheme. It offers everyone the opportunity to make or update their Will in return for a donation to help people in need in … Read More

Leeds Law firm in groundbreaking Alternative Business Structure with National Trade Union TSSA

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Morrish Solicitors LLP converted to “ABS” status on 20 December 2013, with a unique collaboration with one of its Trade Union clients, the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA). TSSA will join the firm as a partner and member of the LLP, bringing external investment to the law firm, which provides services to the Trade Union movement across the UK, acting for … Read More

Been unfairly dismissed or know someone that has?

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What is unfair dismissal? Unfair dismissal is a statutory right available to employees who believe they have been dismissed unfairly or unreasonably by their employer. Employees must have completed two years’ service before they are able to bring an unfair dismissal claim. There are, however, some dismissals which are deemed to be “automatically unfair”.  These cases have no qualifying period. … Read More

Women overtake men in judicial appointment round

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For the first time in history women have been recommended for more judicial posts than men, according to statistics released by the Judicial Appointments Commission today. Across 17 selection exercises for court and tribunal posts completed between April and September this year, 280 (52%) of those recommended for appointment were women, compared with 233 men (30 recommendees declined to identify … Read More

Morrish Solicitors retains Lexcel accreditation

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We are pleased to announce that we have yet again been successful in securing the national Law Society’s quality mark, Lexcel. Lexcel is developed specifically for the legal profession. It is a recognised accreditation scheme for law firms and in-house legal departments which gives assurance that a practice meets high client care and business management standards. To gain and retain Lexcel … Read More

Growth leads to office move

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One of Leeds leading personal injury, employment rights and trade union law firms, Morrish Solicitors LLP, has now moved from its Head Office to newly refurbished offices in Oxford House, Oxford Row, Leeds. The relocation comes as a result of the company’s growth over the past year, which has seen the workforce increase to over 80 people, as client numbers … Read More

Substantial damages secured for Equity member who was injured at work

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Morrish Solicitors and Equity have recently secured substantial damages for a member who was injured at work. David Birrell was blinded in his right eye when a blank-firing replica Colt 1851 Navy revolver he was using in an on-stage duel backfired. The accident took place during a production of the Stephen Sondheim play ‘Passion’ at the Donmar Warehouse, Covent Garden, … Read More

We are moving!

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Please note that we will be moving offices (internally within our existing building) on Monday 30 September 2013. Our address & contact numbers will remain unchanged. We hope that services will be uninterrupted by the move but inevitably we think some calls/emails might be delayed, appointments may be disrupted etc – at least for 24/48 hours following the move. We ask that you please … Read More

We are recruiting

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At Morrish Solicitors, our objective is to recruit the very best people for the right job. We aim to make sure that not only do we benefit from the skills of the individual but all staff have a clear vision of their role and valuable contribution to the company. We currently have the following vacancies based at our Leeds Head … Read More

Tenfold Awards – 20 June 2013

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The 1st Tenfold Awards in Leeds on 20 June were fantastic. Tenfold are a great charity with over 100 member organisations from voluntary, community and faith sectors who work with and for people who have learning disabilities in Leeds. Congratulations to all of the winners and well done to everyone who took part. Here are a selection of photos from the evening, but to … Read More

Top tips for selling your home

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The property market has been fairly depressed in recent years, but over the last 12 months we have seen a steady increase in the local housing market.  Banks are once again starting to lend, meaning that more buyers are becoming available. There are many programmes on the television advising you on how to spruce up your home with a view … Read More

Lords fold on health and safety reform

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The House of Lords has backed down over government plans to make it more difficult to sue employers for health and safety breaches at work. Peers were forced to vote for a second time last night on the aspect of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill that removes the principle of civil liability and forces claimants to prove negligence if … Read More

Dragon Boat Race in Aid of Martin House Children's Hospice

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  Morrish Solicitors are taking part in a Dragon Boat Race in Roundhay Park, Leeds in support of Martin House Children’s Hospice on 6 May. Martin House is an amazing, Yorkshire based charity who care for children and young people with progressive and life limiting illnesses and also provide support for their families. To find out more visit their website. We … Read More

Dragon Boat Race in Aid of Martin House Children’s Hospice

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  Morrish Solicitors are taking part in a Dragon Boat Race in Roundhay Park, Leeds in support of Martin House Children’s Hospice on 6 May. Martin House is an amazing, Yorkshire based charity who care for children and young people with progressive and life limiting illnesses and also provide support for their families. To find out more visit their website. We … Read More