The EAT has held that there is not a particularly high threshold required for an employer to meet when dismissing an employee because of a ‘substantial reason’ (Ssekisonge v Barts Health NHS Trust). The EAT rejected an argument that in a ‘no fault’ some other substantial reason dismissal there was a particularly high threshold for... Read the rest of this entry →
Shiva Shadi – Partner & Head of the Employment team at Davis Blank Furniss – discusses the Supreme Court’s Judgement on Tribunal Fee System
Unison has finally succeeded in its four-year campaign against the introduction of tribunal fees that was introduced back in 2013. The introduction of the fees has seen a reduction of 70% in claims being lodged at the Employment Tribunal. Lord Reed giving the leading judgement – and who has previously sat on the EU Court... Read the rest of this entry →
Laura Willis – Associate Solicitor in our Private Client team – asks: Is the current law on Wills outdated?
The Law Commission for England and Wales has proposed that the law around Wills should be updated and brought into the “modern world”. The Law Commission wants to change the existing rules about how to create a valid Will where the individual has made their intentions clear in another form. Under the current law, for... Read the rest of this entry →
Davis Blank Furniss & Capstone Financial Management to stage free Inheritance Tax and Estate Planning event in Glossop
Davis Blank Furniss has joined forces with Capstone Financial Management, a Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management, and will be staging a free event in Glossop that will provide practical advice and guidance around inheritance tax and estate planning. The free event will be taking place in the evening at Glossop Golf Club... Read the rest of this entry →