Direct 2 Lawyers

Sentencing Council review publishes new guidance on health and safety offences

by Direct 2 Lawyers November 20, 2014 Employment Law

A Sentencing Council review has proposed that much tougher sentences for breaches of health and safety could be handed down. The Sentencing Council, which has no legislative powers itself, has recommended that tougher sentences be given for corporate manslaughter offences and that greater fines should be imposed on businesses where health and safety offences result in […]

Read the full blawg post →

NHS under fire over redundancy payments

by Direct 2 Lawyers August 26, 2013 Redundancy

The NHS came under fire over the weekend over the nature of redundancy payments it has made to executives in the past year, as it was revealed by the Department of Health it had spent more than £1 billion on redundancy payouts ove r the last 3 years. The Department of Health released its annual […]

Read the full blawg post →

“Offensive” Claimant loses Employment Tribunal claim

by Direct 2 Lawyers August 20, 2013 Law

A Claimant branded “offensive” by an Employment Judge has had his case struck out by the Employment Tribunal after his behaviour in court. Anthony Adenaike issued a claim for unfair dismissal and race discrimination against Paddy Power (on-line) Ltd earlier this year and it came to a hearing last month in the Employment Tribunal. Mr […]

Read the full blawg post →

Care worker injured in fall on icy path wins court battle

by Direct 2 Lawyers August 13, 2013 Accident Claims Law

A carer who sustained physical injuries after slipping on ice in front of a client’s home has won her legal battle against her employer for compensation. Ms Tracey Kennedy, 43, worked as a carer for Cordia in Glasgow when the accident happened in December 2010. On 18 December Ms Kennedey left her home with another […]

Read the full blawg post →

Carl Mills convicted of murder in the Crown Court

by Direct 2 Lawyers July 18, 2013 Criminal Law

The CPS and The Independent have reported that a violent alcoholic who torched his girlfriend’s home has been jailed for a minimum of 30 years after being found guilty of three counts of murder. Mr Carl Mills, 28, bombarded his girlfriend, Kayleigh Buckley, 17, with text messages and threatened to “burn your house down” as […]

Read the full blawg post →

How do I get a compromise agreement?

by Direct 2 Lawyers May 7, 2013 Compromise Agreements

This post takes a brief look at compromise agreements in employment law and, specifically, how you may be able to negotiate with your employer for/on the compromise agreement. It looks at the following issues: What is a compromise agreement? How can I get a compromise agreement? Do I need a solicitor for my compromise agreement? […]

Read the full blawg post →

Compensation in discrimination cases under the Equality Act 2010

by Direct 2 Lawyers April 4, 2013 Employment Law

We’ll take a look in this post at discrimination claims in the Employment Tribunal and the compensation that is normally awarded in such cases. In doing so, we’ll examine the following issues: What is a claim for discrimination? What types of compensation can be awarded in a claim for discrimination? What awards are normally made […]

Read the full blawg post →

5 tips for employers on how to protect your intellectual property

by Direct 2 Lawyers March 24, 2013 Employment Law

In this post we’re going to take a look at how employers can seek to protect their commercial interests in the intellectual property that is produced in the course of employment. If a business fails to protect or exploit intellectual property then this can lead to potential losses (including loss of potential profits) in the […]

Read the full blawg post →

Bagpipe instructor fails in Employment Tribunal claim because he was self-employed

by Direct 2 Lawyers March 12, 2013 Employment Law

A former bagpipe instructor at a Perth independent school has had his claims rejected by the Employment Tribunal. Mr Gordon Rogers commenced employment with Craigclowan, an independent fee-paying preparatory school for students up to the age of 13, in 1996 after being invited by its then-headmaster to work part-time as a “piping instructor” at the […]

Read the full blawg post →

Financial adviser makes Employment Tribunal claim after allegations of bullying

by Direct 2 Lawyers February 27, 2013 Employment Law

The Worcester News reports that a former financial adviser at Santander has made an Employment Tribunal claim after he alleged he was bullied and harassed at work. Mr Andrew Johnson worked for Santander in Droitwich until his resignation last year. He resigned after he claims that he raised grievances relating to bullying by one of […]

Read the full blawg post →