Update to the Beecroft Report

As detailed in our previous article, a government report was produced at the end of October 20111, written by Adrian Beecroft, suggesting wide ranging changes for employment law. The government has, this morning, published its Response to the Consultation on Resolving Workplace Disputes and there have been some drastic changes in anticipation of what is […]

Michael Harman

Backhouse Solicitors is very pleased to welcome Michael Harman to the legal team.  Michael qualified as a solicitor with a regional firm based in Chelmsford in September 2011.  He joins us to assist Minal Backhouse’s legal team, working with both employment law and debt recovery clients.  We wish Michael every success with our firm. The […]

Essex Chambers of Commerce Lunch with Eric Pickles

Ben Backhouse today attended a lunch with Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, at Anglia Ruskin University organised by Essex Chambers of Commerce.  Mr Pickles spoke to a gathering of local business leaders about the Government’s proposed changes to planning legislation in the UK. Commenting on the occasion, Ben said: “It […]

Sponsoring the UK Chiropractor 2011 Success Seminar

Chiropractors from all over the UK arrived at the Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow for a day of coaching and motivational presentations from their mentors at Five Star Management.  US based Five Star specialise in advising Chiropractors on both sides of the Atlantic how to grow their businesses, and the theme of the day was “Building […]

Kelly Griffiths qualifies as a solicitor today

Backhouse Solicitors is very pleased to announce that Kelly Griffiths qualifies as a solicitor today.  Kelly originally qualified as a barrister and after joining us in 2009 she enjoyed employment law so much she decided to take the exams to allow her to become as solicitor.  She passed with flying colours earlier this year and […]

The Employment Lawyers Association Working Party for Tribunal Reform

The Employment Lawyers Association has formed a consultative committee to respond the Government’s consultation on the reform of Employment Tribunals.  The committee will be convening during March and passing on their conclusions to the ELA who will make representations to the Government.  Minal Backhouse is pleased to be able to contribute the experiences of the […]

The Sentinel Employment Protection Scheme

The Sentinel Employment Protection Scheme is a fixed price service to help you avoid employment disputes by ensuring your business operates to the best standards of employment practice and procedures.  Legally qualified staff are on hand to provide advice to you by phone or email and we are committed to providing a speedy response to […]

Changes to the Default Retirement Age

The Default Retirement Age (‘DRA’) of 65 for both men and women is being abolished in 2011.  All employers need to be aware of this change as it will have a substantial impact on how they deal with staff reaching the age of 65. The following extract is taken from ACAS guidance: “The default retirement […]

Nuala Murphy

Backhouse Solicitors is very pleased to welcome Nuala Murphy to the legal team.  Nuala is a specialist employment solicitor who trained in the city as a corporate and employment lawyer and then moved to the employment department of a regional firm based in Chelmsford on qualifying in 2007. Nuala joins us to assist Minal Backhouse’s […]