October 2015

Who is an employee entitled to have present as a companion in a disciplinary hearing?

Such was the question before the High Court in Stevens v University of Birmingham . Employees have a right under s.10 Employment Relations Act 1999 to be accompanied to both disciplinary and grievance hearings by a work colleague or a trade union representative. (Note – in these circumstances a...

Moving in a New Direction

As I put the finishing touches to this, the first of my posts on the trainee blog, I am sat on a train headed to London for an all-day licensing law seminar. This is just one of the new experiences that I find myself encountering in this exciting new phase of my career. My road to qualification as...

Smoking in Vehicles Law Change

Just over a year ago, we published an article regarding the government consultation on smoking in private vehicles carrying children . Fast forward to the present and the changes are set to come into force from today. For those unaware of this new regime, we have put together a brief summary of the...