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Mobility Clauses in Employment Contracts

The Employment Appeal Tribunal in Kellogg Brown & Root (UK) Ltd v (1) Fitton UKEAT/0205/16 and (2) Ewer (21 November 2016) had to consider appeals on a number of points including whether a mobility clause in a contract of employment …

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Is Type 2 Diabetes a Disability?

In the case of Taylor v Ladbrokes Betting and Gaming Ltd (16 December 2016) the EAT held that the Employment Tribunal had failed to properly consider whether Type 2 Diabetes was a progressive condition amounting to a disability under the …

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Bringing a Claim after Signing COT3

The EAT held that a second claim for disability discrimination could be brought by an employee even though a COT3 form had been used to settle the employee’s earlier claim. In the case of Department of Working Pensions v Brindley …

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Edward Moss – solicitor in our Personal Injury team – asks: Have You Been Ill Whilst On A Package Holiday?

Have you been ill whilst on a package holiday?  If so, British law may be able to help. If you have booked a package holiday and you become ill whilst abroad then you may be able to rely upon the …

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Robert Parkinson – solicitor in our Property department – considers whether house prices will rise in 2017

UK house price growth appeared to remain stable throughout 2016. According to Zoopla, house prices grew much faster in eastern England and also the West Midlands. However, it has been reported that house prices in London fell by 8.7% (according …

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Edward Moss – solicitor in our Personal Injury team – discusses Dog Bite Claims

Official statistics show that over the course of the last 10 years, hospital admissions following attacks by dogs have increased by 76%.  Man’s best friend is quickly becoming a nuisance! Many now question whether enough is being done to protect …

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Kate Oldfield – managing partner and head of Personal Injury – discusses Fraudulent Personal Injury Claims

FRAUDULENT CLAIMANTS BEWARE Earlier this year the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the case of Zurich -v- Hayward.  This is an important decision of principle for personal injury cases in which fraud has been alleged. Facts In June 1998 …

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Holly Rogalski – trainee solicitor in our Private Client team – asks: What’s the difference between an Enduring Power of Attorney and a Lasting Power of Attorney?

There is often some confusion about the differences between an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) and a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). Both EPAs and LPAs are documents that allow you to appoint a person to act on your behalf …

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Kate Oldfield–managing partner – asks: Are Office Workers Too Sedentary?

Office workers need to “get off their back sides and move around more” according to a recent campaign.  On Your Feet Britain has indicated that sitting for long periods at work can be linked to a host of health problems.  …

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Davis Blank Furniss Property Team Sets Sights on Growth with Appointment

We are delighted to announce a new appointment in our Property team. Robert Parkinson has joined the firm from Cyril Morris Arkwright Solicitors in Bolton. He has also previously worked at Glassbrooks in Lytham. Robert completed his law degree and …

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