What can a Conveyancing Solicitor do for you?

It is understandable for anyone seeking to buy a house to feel overwhelmed by the amount of work ahead. You may feel like you need all the help you can get. But what help is available to you? Most people are aware that a line of searches and checks often precede the sale of a…

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Should employers allow the use of e-cigarettes in the workplace?

It is estimated that at present there are currently around 1.3 million people in the UK using electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes). A recent announcement that e-cigarettes are to be licensed as a medicine from 2016 is a response to concern about the lack of regulation surrounding them. So what should the policy of…

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Holiday Pay Carry Over

Whilst full time employees in the UK are allowed under the Working Time Regulations 1998 a minimum of 5.6 weeks holiday per holiday year, only 4 weeks of that entitlement may be carried over to the following year. In the case of Snood Enterprises v Healy the employee Mr Healy resigned his position after being…

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“As you were”, No change in the small claims limit

Personal injury solicitors around the country heaved a big sigh of relief when the Ministry of Justice decided not to increase (for the minute) the small claims limit on the 23rd October 2013. What does the current law say? At the moment, if a Claimant’s personal injury claim is worth in excess of £1,000 their…

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Holiday Illness Claims

For many of us our annual holiday is an opportunity to enjoy a sunshine break with the family, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Most holidays go without a hitch, but what happens when holiday illness ruins your trip abroad? Salmonella or E.coli food poisoning can have devastating effects on you and…

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