For business

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An old chestnut which drops onto my desk from time to time is whether an employer can pay a bonus to Stakanovites who never take sick leave? My answer has always been to steer clear of attendance related bonuses because they're probably discriminatory...
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Last November’s EAT decision is still causing HR practitioners to stop and think if they should be doing something about it. That’s not surprising. I first looked at this in depth about 10 years ago in the context of pilot’s flying...
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Mr L was employed as a risk and loss prevention investigator by a retailer with stores across the UK. He covered 100 stores in the North-East of England. The company uses Twitter as a marketing and communication tool so Mr L created a Twitter account...
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Trethowans Insurance Litigation Team has achieved recognition in each of the two leading legal directories. For 27 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research programme revised and...
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Ewaen Ogieriakhi was Nigerian. In 1998 he sought asylum in Ireland. While waiting for a decision on his application he married Laetitia Georges, a French lady living in Ireland under EU Treaty Rights. In 1999 Ewaen was granted temporary residency...

For you

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I have been very busy building up an occupational disease caseload since I joined the firm as a partner in the Personal injury team earlier this year. My main focus is on respiratory diseases, especially those caused by asbestos exposure, and I now act for...
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What this means for Asbestos Victims Diffuse mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of internal organs, such as the lungs, and almost always arises from exposure to asbestos. Life expectancy from diagnosis is an average of 8 to 9 months. Diffuse...
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This article was published in Blackmore Vale Magazine on 6 February 2015. Now dear readers it seems you don’t have to be an astronaut to have an alien encounter. For those of you who are landowners, the draft Infrastructure Bill threatens...
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Parents have always had the unenviable task of completing school admission applications for the following academic year. Gone are the days when children would simply move on from primary school to their catchment secondary school. Instead, parents are...
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One of the more challenging aspects of my immigration practice is trying to assist families kept apart by the minimum income threshold in the Immigration Rules. In a nutshell this requires applicants or their partners (parents in the case of children) to...