Farleigh Hospice Make A Will Campaign 2017

Backhouse Solicitors are once again proud to be supporting the Farleigh Hospice Make A Will Campaign 2017. Throughout September we will waive our normal fees for drafting a simple will, mirror will or updating an existing will in return for a donation to Farleigh’s Hospice*. The Make a Will campaign is an great opportunity to get your […]

Employment Tribunal Fee Refunds – Update

On 26th July 2017 the Supreme Court ruled that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful and have been since their introduction in 2013.  Prior to the ruling the Government gave an undertaking to refund all fees paid since their introduction and the following information on behalf of the Tribunal Service has recently been issued: “We are now working on the detailed […]

Employment Solicitor Vacancy

Backhouse Solicitors Limited are looking for Employment Law Solicitors to join their rapidly expanding Law firm based in Chelmsford. This is a fantastic opportunity to join this highly driven and reputable firm on a permanent basis. The role will include a varied mix of Claimant and Respondent work, including but not limited to:- Grievance and […]

Experienced Legal Secretary Required

An opportunity has arisen for a Legal Secretary within our Conveyancing department and for this role previous experience is essential. About You We don’t just want someone with the right skills, we want the right person to fit in with our warm and friendly team. You take pride in doing a great job You have excellent […]

Supreme Court Rules Employment Tribunal Fees Unlawful

Putting an end to the long running battle between Unison and the UK Government, the Supreme Court has found in favour of Unison and ruled that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful.  The judgment is a humiliating result for the Government which will now have to refund an estimated £32 million in fees paid since July […]

Government scraps plans to increase probate fees

Controversial plans to increase the probate fees payable after death have been scrapped. The Ministry of Justice announced earlier today that there simply isn’t enough time for the legislation to be passed through Parliament ahead of the snap General Election on 8th June. Grant of probate is when authority is given to the executor of […]

New National Minimum Wage Rate from April 2017

The draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2017 have been published with a new minimum pay rate set to become effective from 1 April 2017. The regulations will boost the National Living Wage rate for workers aged 25 and over to £7.50/hour (from £7.20)   The rates for workers aged under 25 will be as […]

CitySprint courier wins “worker” status in another “gig economy” Employment Tribunal claim

Hot on the heels of the judgment against taxi firm, Uber, the working practices of the so called “gig economy” have once again come under scrutiny. A London Employment Tribunal recently ruled in favour of Maggie Dewhurst, a bicycle courier with logistics company CitySprint. Ms Dewhurst had been working for CitySprint for over 2 years […]