Job Vacancy – Residential Conveyancer

We are pleased to announce a great opportunity for a Residential Conveyancer to join our property team in Chelmsford. News is spreading about the great service we offer to our clients and our portfolio is growing.  We are looking for a new fee earner to help us with the expanding workload – could it be […]

Job Vacancy – Employment Law Solicitor

Backhouse Solicitors Limited are looking for an ambitious Employment Solicitor to join their highly reputable Employment team based in Chelmsford. We are looking for candidates who are 4+ years PQE but would also consider more junior applicants who have the ability to learn quickly whilst training. About You Possessing strong client development and networking skills, […]

Employment Tribunal Claims up 90% since fees were abolished

It comes as no surprise that statistics recently published by the Ministry of Justice have shown a large increase in the number of Employment Tribunal claims against employers. Although statistics are published on a quarterly basis, the figures for October – December 2017 are of particular significance as they relate to the first full quarter […]

New Compensation Limits for Employment Tribunal Claims

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2018 has been announced and increases the employment tribunal compensation limits that can be awarded in unfair dismissal claims.  The new limits will take effect from 6th April 2018 and mean that a finding of unfair dismissal could cost employers more. About Employment Tribunal Compensation Limits Employment tribunal […]

UK National Minimum Wage Rates for 2018

The UK National Minimum Wage rates for 2018 have now been confirmed, and effective from 1st April 2018 workers aged 25 and over will see their hourly rate increase to £7.83 (up 33p from £7.50). National Minimum Wage Rates will be as follows: Workers aged 25 and over – £7.83 (up from £7.50) Workers aged […]

The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

On 25 May 2018 the new EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will come into force for all UK businesses. GDPR places a new expectation on your business to build data protection into your processes by “design and default” rather than as an afterthought and there are enhanced fines for data breaches as a result. […]