Tribunal finds worker on sick leave may carry over holiday into next leave year

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In Shah v First West Yorkshire Ltd an employment tribunal has held that the Working Time Regulations 1998 can be interpreted in accordance with the European Court of Justice\’s decision in Pereda v Madrid Movilidad SA (Brief 887) to allow annual leave ruined by sickness to be retaken in the following leave year. Thus, the employer\’s refusal to allow S … Read More

Schools failing to manage asbestos problem

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A new report has concluded that schools are failing to tackle the problem of asbestos in older buildings adequately. Approximately 75 per cent of UK school buildings are thought to contain the deadly substance, yet the Asbestos Training and Consultancy Association (ATaC) found that a voluntary sample of education institutions they assessed were failing to manage the problem. Dr Mary … Read More

Pleural plaques: Jack Straw statement

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Justice Secretary Jack Straw has made a statement on the government\’s decision on the question of compensation for pleural plaques. The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (Jack Straw): This ministerial statement sets out the government\’s decision on the question of compensation for pleural plaques, following its consultation on the issue. A full summary of the submissions we … Read More

From an ATL member

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I am writing this letter in the hope that you will publish it in [ATL\’s magazine] Report. I want to seriously urge all retiring members to keep a retired membership going when retired. A year ago, when I was 69, I was diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a lung cancer which I had never heard of. It was a huge shock as … Read More

Morrish Solicitors opens Bradford office

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Telegraph and Argus, 26 November 2009 – The opening of a new city centre law office has been hailed as a positive move for the firm and for Bradford. Gerry Sutcliffe, Sports Minister and MP for Bradford South, opened the new office of Morrish Solicitors on Broadway. He paid tribute to businesses, saying several national companies thrived in the district. … Read More

Jamie Hanley selected for Pudsey

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Leeds, England – A leading Leeds-based law firm today congratulated one of its partners after his successful bid for selection as a candidate in next year\’s general election. Jamie Hanley, a partner at Morrish Solicitors, was selected on Sunday night as the Labour candidate for Pudsey after a landslide win in the constituency hustings, taking 127 votes of a possible … Read More

Another happy client

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I wanted to update you on the issues with redundancies at XYZ after you were so helpful in speaking with the Reps a few weeks ago. We have managed to negotiate an agreement that provides some job security and guaranteed above inflation pay rises for the next 2 years. We have gained members from this and the Reps have gained … Read More

\"Unions guarantee access to justice\" – Bare

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13 September 2009 \’When protection is enshrined by law, the less the union is required to fight the battle.  The paradox of labour law is that it hollows out trade unionism.\’  – The Times editorial, 12 September 2009 Saturday\’s editorial in The Times, \”State of the Unions\”, has a rather one-dimensional view of the trade unions of today.  As a … Read More

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

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

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

Redundancy pay increase

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In the 2009 Budget the Government announced that the limit for statutory redundancy pay would increase from £350 to £380. The increase takes effect from 1st October 2009. This means that anyone made redundant after that date will receive a maximum of £380 for each year of service (although those who are 41 and over  receive an extra ½ weeks … Read More

£9000 for TSSA member

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A TSSA member in Oxfordshire received £9000 compensation from the Motor Insurers Bureau for damages he suffered in September 2004 in a road traffic accident where the other driver was untraceable. He was riding his Harley Davidson with a pillion passenger, and lost control of the motorcycle as he tried to avoid a car whose brake lights failed as it … Read More

Lawyers deliver a vote of confidence

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The Telegraph and Argus, Bradford, 16 October 2009 – A senior lawyer whose firm has opened a new office in Bradford has questioned why other legal businesses quit the city. Tim Harris, senior partner at Morrish Solicitors, one of Yorkshire\’s oldest law firms which has opened an office on Broadway, said the move was a vote of confidence in Bradford. … Read More

Doubts that new pilot will benefit children

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Leeds, England – The Ministry of Justice announced today a new initiative being piloted in Leeds to publish online some judgements in family cases, but a leading family lawyer doubts the project will provide much benefit to the children involved. Morrish Solicitors today said while the pilot may have some benefit for opening up the family courts for greater transparency … Read More

Equity Magazine letters page

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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

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

£9000 for TSSA member

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A TSSA member in Oxfordshire received £9000 compensation from the Motor Insurers Bureau for damages he suffered in September 2004 in a road traffic accident where the other driver was untraceable. He was riding his Harley Davidson with a pillion passenger, and lost control of the motorcycle as he tried to avoid a car whose brake lights failed as it … 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