Damages Based Agreements – An Alternative to Funding Your Claim

June 2nd, 2017

Damages Based Agreements, or DBAs, are a type of “no win, no fee” arrangement between a solicitor and client. DBAs are now permitted for commercial disputes in England since April 2013. Under a DBA, the client agrees to pay the solicitor a percentage of the sums recovered from the losing party in a claim. The […]

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General Election 2017 – Party Employment Law Proposals & Changes

June 1st, 2017

Theresa May’s announcement in April explaining that there would be a snap general election on 8 June surprised many. It isn’t all about Brexit and many will be pleased to learn that employment law proposals feature in many of the political parties’ manifestos, many focusing on an extension of worker’s rights. It is therefore appropriate […]

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Personal Injury Law Update – May 2017

June 1st, 2017

The Prison and Courts Bill This Bill has been scrapped as a direct result of the Election being announced and Parliament being dissolved. Claimant representatives will be happy about this, as the Bill contained wide ranging reforms that were potentially unhelpful to Claimants. Amongst the proposals, was the introduction of a system of tariffs for […]

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Employment Law Update – April 2017

May 2nd, 2017

Report from Work and Pensions Committee condemns bogus self-employment practices in the Gig Economy The Work and Pensions Committee has published a report suggesting that the Government must stop ‘bogus’ self-employment practices, which are potentially creating an extra burden on the welfare state whilst also reducing tax contributions to HMRC. As part of the investigation […]

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Should Civil Partnerships Be Available To All?

May 2nd, 2017

At the present time, same sex couples can get married or enter into a civil partnership but opposite sex couples can only get married. The Court of Appeal ruled earlier this year that this means that couples are being treated differently. Same sex couples have more options than opposite sex couples. But what will the […]

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New Cigarette and Smoking Laws To Come Into Effect in May

May 2nd, 2017

The government is planning to ban ten packs of cigarettes completely, in a bid to reduce the number of smokers in the UK. The price of smoking in the UK is set to soar, with the cheapest pack costing £8.82 after the ban is put into place on May 21st due to a new minimum […]

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The Decline In Marriage

March 31st, 2017

Less people than ever are getting married in the west and marriage in Britain is at its lowest level since 1895 and it appears that men, more so than women, are less than keen to enter into marriage when there is a risk that they will lose their space, their money and family if things […]

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Employment Law Update – March 2017

March 31st, 2017

There are a number of new employment law developments and changes coming into force in April 2017.  Let’s take a look at some of them: Gender Pay Gap reporting New laws become effective from April 2017 affecting larger employers with 250 or more employees. These organisations will have to produce data about their gender pay gap, […]

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Partner Visa Update – March 2017

March 29th, 2017

In the previous article (Immigration November Update) we mentioned that the strict financial requirements set by the home office were subject to ongoing litigation. This has finally resulted in the Supreme Court giving their judgement on the matter on 22 February 2017. In summary, the Court held that the current income threshold is lawful, but […]

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Spinal Injury Compensation Claims

March 2nd, 2017

Spinal injuries vary from common ‘whiplash’ to life-changing such as damage to spinal cord and nerves. The most common causes of spinal injury are: Medical malpractice Motor vehicle accidents Workplace injuries Product liability Premises liability Nursing home negligence Wrongful death situations Constructive site injuries Spinal cord injury can result in complete or partial loss of […]

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