Monthly Archives: June 2012

Over the Hedge

As reported in the national news recently, the banking industry has abandoned its legal fight over the mis-selling of payment protection insurance (PPI) to thousands of customers and will now be compensating those customers. There is another area where an … Continue reading

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Players, Salaries and . . . . . . the Micawber Principle!!

The character Mr Micawber in Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield is a good source of quotes on the subject of happiness. In the novel, Micawber, an eternal optimist, is repeatedly convinced that ‘something will turn up’. His name is often used … Continue reading

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The Weakest Link

Any chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and this is particularly apt in the case of property purchases. It only takes one link to break and the impact is felt by the whole chain of buyers and … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Real World

700 UK football players no longer have a club as pre-season begins England may seem to be the land of plenty for Premier League players with massive salaries, mansions, swimming pools and Bentleys to boot, but as the last season … Continue reading

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Lap Dancing and Employment Status – Quashie v Stringfellows

A recent ruling in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) found that a “self-employed” lap dancer was in actual fact an employee and was entitled to claim unfair dismissal. Miss Quashie was a lap dancer who worked at Stringfellows and (as … Continue reading

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The Law and Social Media: Still one big joke?

You may recall our earlier blog in March this year in relation to the ‘#twitter joke trial’. The ‘#twitter joke trial’ saw Mr Chambers, a young accountant, who was arrested and convicted under the Communications Act 2003 for a menacing … Continue reading

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