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

New mobile apps launched

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Take a look at some of the new mobile apps that have been launched by our clients: iFish4Chips – this app has recently been launched by the National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF) as a handy tool for the public to locate the nearest fish and chip shops and restaurants in a specific town, city or county using a GPS location. … Read More

We are recruiting for an Employment Paralegal

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We are recruiting for an Employment Paralegal Think you might have what it takes to work with a leading trade union law firm and the country’s most motivated team of legal minds? We are currently recruiting for a new Employment Paralegal based at our busy Head Office in Leeds City centre. The role is a temporary 3-12 month contract, which … Read More

Fact Sheet – Asbestos Related Retroperitoneal Fibrosis

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Retroperitoneal Fibrosis (RPF) is a serious condition that has been linked to exposure to asbestos in the workplace. This paper outlines the salient features of the disease; explains why, despite the available evidence, asbestos-related RPF has not yet been prescribed as an industrial disease; and considers what might be done to improve understanding and recognition of asbestos-related RPF. Click here to … Read More

Voices from the frontline – celebrating 40 years of enabling health and safety

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From fairgrounds to farms, building sites to factories, Prospect union is celebrating the 40th anniversary of a ground-breaking report that transformed the UK’s health and safety landscape. Prospect Health and Safety Executive branch members have shared 40 stories of their experiences on the frontline since a report chaired by Alf Robens in 1972 laid the foundations for the Health and … Read More

TUC – come and visit us – stand 64

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We are delighted to be exhibiting at TUC and hope to see you there. Morrish Solicitors has worked with the Trade Union movement for over 100 years.  We are chosen by over 20 Trade Unions and Associations to provide legal services on a nationwide basis and are totally committed to providing the best available support to working people. To find … Read More

Australian Government agrees in principle to target schools for asbestos removal

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The Joint Union Asbestos Committee (JUAC) welcomes the news from the Australian Government that it will set up a new office of asbestos safety. Workplace Relations Minister, Bill Shorten, announced that the government would work to “ultimately remove asbestos from the Australian built environment.” He agreed in principle that removal of asbestos from schools will be prioritised, adding that “Obviously, … Read More

Legal Aid Bill – 5 things you need to know

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  1. At least 500,000 people will be denied justice The Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill will deny legal aid to more than half a million people a year, according to the government’s own research. Legal aid will be removed from most cases relating to debt, family break-up (including contact with children), education, clinical negligence, welfare benefits, … Read More

MP Rachel Reeves and Jamie Hanley join forces over legal aid bill

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Leeds West MP, Rachel Reeves has joined forces with asbestos campaigner and leading trade union lawyer, Jamie Hanley, to urge the Government to think again about legislation which will rob dying asbestos victims of the justice they deserve. The wide ranging Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill is presently passing through Parliament, and seeks to reduce the cost … Read More

QualitySolicitors Lindley Clough boosted by new legal network

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A Bradford law firm has won hundreds of new clients through a pioneering initiative with a leading high street retailer to combat a threat to traditional high street law firms from new legislation which came into force today. Legal firm Lindley Clough, part of the Quality Solicitors network, opened a legal access point manned by legal staff at WH Smith’s … Read More

Equity member gets justice for workplace injury

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An Equity member whose knee was badly injured in a workplace accident today called on performance artists who are not yet members to join the union. Andrew Cleaver of Streatham said “It is madness not to join Equity. When you are your own business as a self-employed actor, they are there to protect you and give you legal support, recommendations … Read More

JUAC calls for online asbestos training

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A national asbestos trade union campaign group has called for the government to continue to fund online asbestos awareness training for all staff following the recent prosecution of a leading university for failing to properly manage asbestos on its campus. The Joint Union Asbestos Committee (JUAC) said today that the recent judgement against the University of Lincoln indicated how easily … Read More

Care Home Fees – Why Claim?

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When an individual is in a nursing or care home, if that person’s primary need is determined to be a ‘health need’ then the National Health Service should provide free health care so the NHS should pay the individual’s care home fees. If their health needs are determined to be “incidental to” or “ancillary to” their accommodation needs then it … Read More

£120,000 for injured stable lad

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National Association of Stable Staff legal support has enabled this member to recover the sum of £120,000.00 in settlement of his claim for damages arising from an accident during the course of his employment. The member suffered his accident in August 2007 when he was in the paddock supervising the horse picking process following exercise.  One of the horses went … Read More

Ayodele v Compass Group EAT

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In the case of Ayodele v Compass Group, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an employee’s request to remain in employment after the age of 65 must be considered ‘in good faith’ and an employer cannot rely on a blanket policy of requiring employees to retire at the age of 65; even if such a policy is in place … Read More

In today’s Telegraph & Argus

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Sir, Buried at the back of the Government Bill to reform how criminals are punished, are proposals which could punish vulnerable people injured through no fault of their own. It is an affront to justice that people with the most serious of injuries could be denied the chance to pursue fair redress, as the ability of lawyers to fund complex … Read More

LBS, SURGE & YISA launch Morrish Legal Service

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As the introduction of the Legal Services Act looms later this year three major financial trade unions in Yorkshire today announced their launch of a new combined service offering legal advice for their members. Leeds Staff Association, SURGE and Yorkshire Independent Staff Association, which are all members of Network Partnership, have appointed Leeds-based trade union law firm Morrish Solicitors to … Read More

The Law Society's Comment on the Justice Bill

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From The Law Society: Yesterday’s Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill is more destructive to access to justice than we first thought possible. It is the single biggest attack on state-funded legal advice for the poor and vulnerable since the legal aid system was introduced. According to the government’s own Justice Select Committee report, these cuts will increase … Read More

Govt changes to legal costs – YouTube

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Martin Bare, Partner and head of the firm’s team of personal injury experts, explains how government’s proposed changes to the legal costs system creates a bias against ordinary working people and trade unions, favouring financial institutions instead. Part of Morrish Solicitors’ Plain Language Law Guides.

£120,000 for injured stable lad

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National Association of Stable Staff legal support has enabled this member to recover the sum of £120,000.00 in settlement of his claim for damages arising from an accident during the course of his employment. The member suffered his accident in August 2007 when he was in the paddock supervising the horse picking process following exercise.  One of the horses went … Read More

In today's Telegraph & Argus

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Sir, Buried at the back of the Government Bill to reform how criminals are punished, are proposals which could punish vulnerable people injured through no fault of their own. It is an affront to justice that people with the most serious of injuries could be denied the chance to pursue fair redress, as the ability of lawyers to fund complex … Read More

The Law Society’s Comment on the Justice Bill

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From The Law Society: Yesterday’s Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill is more destructive to access to justice than we first thought possible. It is the single biggest attack on state-funded legal advice for the poor and vulnerable since the legal aid system was introduced. According to the government’s own Justice Select Committee report, these cuts will increase … Read More

ALMO race discrimination case puts council in the dock

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By Rhiannon Bury of Inside Housing, 17 June 2011: An arm’s-length management organisation employee has told an employment tribunal that he faced repeated racial discrimination from colleagues over a seven-year period, between 2003 and 2010, in a landmark legal case. Michael Woodhouse, a planning officer at West North West Homes, is pursuing a case against Leeds Council, claiming he was … Read More

LBS, SURGE & YISA launch Morrish Legal Service

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As the introduction of the Legal Services Act looms later this year three major financial trade unions in Yorkshire today announced their launch of a new combined service offering legal advice for their members. Leeds Staff Association, SURGE and Yorkshire Independent Staff Association, which are all members of Network Partnership, have appointed Leeds-based trade union law firm Morrish Solicitors to … Read More

Action Mesothelioma Day clip

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Morrish Solicitors has released a new video, on Youtube on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYvbUg6z89k in which partner, Julie Winn, discusses asbestos in schools and urges government to take a more proactive, US-style approach to asbestos management. Julie Winn is Chair of the Joint Union Asbestos Campaign and a spokesperson for Asbestos in Schools.