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Category Archives: DeBrieF

Employment Law Newsletter – November 2016

Welcome to the November issue of the DBF Employment Law Newsletter… Last month turned out to be busy for the Courts with lots of big names making an appearance such as ASDA, UBER, the long awaited British Gas Trading Limited …

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Anita Shepherd, head of our Family Law team, discusses whether Divorce will eventually go online.

Speaking at the at the recent Family Law Bar Association annual dinner, Sir James Munby – president of the Family Division – raised the idea that divorce cases could begin shifting almost entirely online by 2017. In my view, this …

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Anna Bunting – Partner in the Employment team – discusses the recent successful discrimination case brought against Starbucks by a Dyslexic employee.

A dyslexic employee who works for Starbucks was found by an Employment Tribunal to have been subjected to disability discrimination. She was wrongly accused of falsifying documents when she had in fact simply misread the numbers that she was recording. …

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Rudi Kidd – consultant solicitor in our Entertainment, Media, Sports and Intellectual Property team: The Bowie Bond and Owning Your Masters

The passing of David Bowie has brought about untold outpouring of grief from his fans, admirers and observers alike. During his lifetime, David Bowie was always pushing the boundaries, taking things to the edge, in his music, personal fashion style, …

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“Happy Birthday Everyone”, says Rudi Kidd – consultant solicitor.

We can all breathe a sigh of relief now that the  ongoing legal dispute regarding the copyright of Happy Birthday To You has been settled… for now.  The song is allegedly the most widely performed song in the world; after …

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Edward Moss – trainee solicitor – Answers Some of the Most Common PI Questions.

How long do I have to bring a claim if I have suffered an accident that wasn’t my fault? The usual rule is that claims must be brought within three years of the accident. There are some exceptions but it …

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Ashi Arora: What You Need To Do If You’re Injured Whilst Travelling On A Plane

Plane travel has now become second nature to many of us.  Gone are the days when travelling by plane was a rarity.  Now it has been likened to catching a bus.  What happens if you are injured on a plane? …

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Kate Oldfield Discusses Accidents on Holiday

We all look forward to our summer holidays.  It is a time when traditionally we all let our hair down.  Sadly we can often throw caution to the wind and place ourselves in risky situations that we would not do …

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Laura Johnson – solicitor in the Private Client team – asks whether a Court can ignore your Will.

A general principle of English Law has always been that you are free to leave your assets to whomever you wish via a Will. This included disinheriting your children should you choose to do so.  However, there are some circumstances …

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Care Home Fees Q&A: Karen Witter – partner in the Private Client team

Q: Although we are both fit and healthy now, my wife and I are worried that our home and savings might end up being used on care home fees in the future so that we won’t be able to leave …

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