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 […]

Christmas Opening Hours 2016

Our office will be open over the festive period and our solicitors will be available should you require any legal assistance, for example with employment law or family law matters.  Our Christmas opening hours 2016 are as follows:   Friday 23rd December – 8.30am – 5pm Monday 26 December – CLOSED Tuesday 27th December – […]

Uber Drivers to be Granted Worker Status

There is no denying that Uber has revolutionised the taxicab industry. Their handy smart phone app provides consumers with an on demand service at the touch of a screen.  However last month they hit the headlines for an altogether different reason.  In one of the most eagerly awaited decisions of 2016, a London employment tribunal […]

Equal Pay Day 2016

November 10th 2016 marks “Equal Pay Day” – after this date women in the UK are effectively working for free for the remainder of the year as a result of earning less on average than men. Despite the advent of the Equal Pay Act in 1970, almost half a century later we are making slow progress […]