Mandatory Early Conciliation Scheme in employment law 2014

As the year comes to a close employment lawyers and employers around the country will start to take stock of relevant changes to legislation which will come into force in 2014.

Photo prompts HSE investigation into roofer

A 35-year-old roofer has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a council official in Harrow, London, took a photo of two men working in an unsafe manner on a residential property.

Keyhole surgery machine might malfunction

Clinical negligence claims might be made after the manufacturer of a machine used in hospitals all over the world stated that it was at risk of malfunctioning during operations.

UK parental child abduction charity pivotal in human rights case

Reunite, a UK international parental child abduction charity, has successfully assisted in a European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) case involving the unlawful return of a child to its country of origin.

Agricultural vehicle sales employee fell from height

An agricultural vehicle sales firm in Cornwall has been fined after a member of its staff suffered a fall from height accident at work in May 2012.

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Social Media And The Law. Beware!

Most of us now use or have access to 'social media' of some sort. Twitter and Facebook are very much part of our everyday lives enabling any of us to communicate and express our views to both close friends and a wider audience.


Negotiating an Agreement – Pitfalls to avoid

We all form contracts every day. Not all contracts need to be in writing (though some, such as some land contracts, do). When you buy a loaf of bread from your local shop, you offer to purchase it, the offer is accepted by the baker, you pay them your money and acquire your loaf. Congratulations, you have successfully entered into and performed a contract.


Optimism over Chichester weather response

It's a fine balance for councils and businesses: when extreme weather strikes it is important that things carry on as normally as possible and that the typical routines and rhythms of life do not give way unnecessarily to hysteria and disruption.


Drink driving solicitors client in coma video

Hundreds of people every year suffer road traffic-related injuries due to motorists driving intoxicated. And, despite campaigns from road safety organisations and emergency services around winter time, the chances are that many more will be found by police to be drunk driving over this Christmas period.