News 2013

  • Dismissal for gross misconduct - will it always be fair?Dismissal for gross misconduct - will it always be fair?

    Employers often fall into the trap of automatically assuming that dismissal is always fair following a finding of gross misconduct. The case of Brito-Babapulle v Ealing Hospital NHS Trust is a stark reminder for employers to be wary of falling into this trap.

    In this case an NHS consultant was signed off work sick but whilst off work continued to see her private clients. The NHS found out and dismissed for gross misconduct. The Employment tribunal deemed the dismissal fair and it was appealed to the employment appeals tribunal ("EAT").

  • Pre-termination negotiations - Be wary of S.111A ERA 96!Pre-termination negotiations - Be wary of S.111A ERA 96!

    Employment law specialist James Bellamy comments on pre-termination procedures.

    In order for employers to be able to have “off the record” discussions with employees it used to be the case that this could only be done when there was an existing dispute between the employee and the company.

  • Holiday Pay and Holiday leave - be wary of your positionHoliday Pay and Holiday leave - be wary of your position

    Dealing with employees' holiday entitlements can be a tricky and confusing process. Especially in light of two recent decisions.

    Employment law specialist James Bellamy comments on recent cases that affect this process.

  • A trio of new talentA trio of new talent

    We have appointed three new starters adding to our award-winning team.

    Karen Fisher, Kim Braysford and Anna Riding join the company to provide vital support to the team of expert solicitors, enabling the company to exceed the expectations of its rapidly expanding client base.

  • In some instances I have just pop there at their office and I have been seen in 15 minutes. is faster then the GP.