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Deducting Pay from Striking Teachers

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 8th 2015 in All .

In a recent judgement in the Court of Appeal, it was ruled that an employer was entitled to withhold one 260th of annual salary pay for each day of the strike from teachers who went on strike and not one 365th as argued by the teachers.

The sums at stake for the individual...

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New Government Victims’ Information Service

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 8th 2015 in All .

The government has launched a new information service for victims of crime.  The service will mean, for the first time, that all victims can go to one place for information and advice about what support is available to them, and how to access it.

The new Victims’ Information Service includes free...

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Employer not liable for employee’s reckless actions

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 12th 2015 in All .

The Court of Appeal recently found that an employer was not liable for the severe injuries caused by an employee who, while at work and apparently as a prank, had put highly inflammable thinning agent on to the clothes of a workmate and ignited them.  This case creates some very sensible...

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Directors unable to attribute wrongdoing to company

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 12th 2015 in All .

The courts recently ruled that when the directors of a company involved it in fraudulent transactions, the company was not barred by the doctrine of illegality from making claims against the directors and their accessories for the losses caused by the directors’ breach of fiduciary duty.

In this case, the company...

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Magistrates can impose higher fines

Posted by Mark Ollier on May 26th 2015 in All .

A new law has come into force which removes the £5,000 cap that used to limit the maximum fines magistrates could impose.

Now they can issue much higher penalties on offenders who have committed the most serious ‘Level Five’ offences.

Magistrates now have more flexibility when deciding on punishments – they will...

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“Make a Plea” Service

Posted by Mark Ollier on May 26th 2015 in All .

A new digital service will allow people charged with minor motoring offences to make a plea online at a time and place of their choosing.

The service is the latest stage of on-going government work to modernise the courts and other public services. The new ‘Make a Plea’ service is being...

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