Blog and Comment

Blog and Comment

25 July 2016

HM Courts & Tribunals Service Fees increase

Nikki Gatesposted byNikki Gates Associate of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

The Lord Chancellor has signed The Civil Proceedings, First-tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and Employment Tribunals Fees (Amendment) Order 2016 which takes effect from today, Monday 25th July 2016. As a result of this Order, many of the fees charged by HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) have increased by 10%, including enforcement fees as follows:... Read more

1 July 2016

New Sentencing Guidelines for Dangerous Dogs

Peter Rolphposted byPeter Rolph Managing Partner

In the light of another series of serious dog attacks, including tragic fatalities, the sentencing council has issued some new clear guidelines for sentencing offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 where a dog is dangerously out of control... Read more

8 June 2016

Failings at Sports Direct – a New Age of Employer Transparency

Amy Cousineau Masseyposted byAmy Cousineau Massey Solicitor

Failings at Sports Direct – a New Age of Employer Transparency

Things couldn’t get much worse for sporting retailer Sports Direct. Last year concerns were raised over working practices including the company’s over-reliance on agency workers and zero hours contracts. The company was criticised for using a strike-out system of automatic dismissal following a certain number of employee minor transgressions (such as spending too long in the loo or taking a sick day).... Read more