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Accrual of Holiday Entitlement During Long Term Sick Leave

You are the owner/manager of a small company that has employees working for it. One of your employees becomes ill and goes on long term sick leave. One thing leads to another, and it is several years before you terminate the employee’s employment. How much holiday pay is the employee entitled to...

Court Proceedings to Become Even More Costly

It was not that long ago that the Ministry of Justice changed the court fees, increasing those fees for claims of over £10,000 to 5% of the amount that is being claimed. They set a maximum fee of £10,000 for those fees. Now the Ministry of Justice are once again talking about increasing the court...

Driving licence checks

On 8th June 2015, the counterpart driving licence was abolished. This made way for an online system for employers, car hire companies and individuals to check a driving licence. Road transport solicitor Mike Hayward provides an update. A driver can provide consent to a third party to check their...

Stowaways and clandestine entry to the UK: How operators can avoid or reduce penalties

Recent problems at Calais, where there has been a significant escalation in attempts to enter the UK clandestinely, primarily on lorries, have brought into sharp focus the real and potentially very financially damaging difficulties facing operators, vehicle owners and drivers. Road transport lawyer...

Teaching children about the Magna Carta and other extra curricular activities

On Monday 15th June we celebrated 800 years of the Magna Carta, a document which even after so many years holds a central role in our legal system. I was lucky enough to meet with a Texan judge in London who had travelled all the way to the UK for the celebrations. He told me how important this...

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