A&E department failures now the biggest source of Medical Negligence claims
According to a 41-page NHS strategy document, delays, misdiagnosis and poor treatment in Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments are now the main source of NHS negligence claims, overtaking orthopaedic surgery for the first time. Rachel Power, Chief... [read more...
Supreme Court rules that restrictive covenant can be made enforceable by removing unreasonable parts
Any clause in an employment contract that seeks to restrict what an employee can do after their contract comes to an end is invalid from the outset for being a restraint of trade. It will only be enforceable if the employer can show that: it has a... [read more...
Gearing up for Bike Week 2019
As a firm of keen cyclists, many of our solicitors are advocates for the mental, physical and environmental benefits that cycling can provide. Our employees can opt in to our Cycle to Work scheme and many others use their bike to get to our offices every... [read more...
Less than one month to go: deadline for historic single parent Parental Orders
In January 2019, after much anticipation, the UK surrogacy rules were amended to allow single applicants to apply for Parental Orders for children born via a surrogate. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Remedial) Order 2018 also allowed a... [read more...
Shared parental leave: what are your employer rights?
In a recent case, the Court of Appeal ruled that two male claimants did not suffer discrimination when their employers failed to pay enhanced shared parental pay which would have been equivalent to the amount a woman on maternity leave would receive for the... [read more...