Monthly Archives: December 2012

Employment Law Update: Changes to Employment tribunal award limits and a “week’s pay”

The new tribunal compensatory award limits and the increase in a “week’s pay” have been announced. The changes, which reflect a Retail Price Index increase of 2.6%, will take effect from 1st February 2013 and are as follows: The maximum … Continue reading

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Government plans radical injury claim changes

For the past few years, the insurance industry, Government and media have suggested that the country has a growing compensation culture and have taken measures to stop what they perceive as ambulance-chasing Claimant lawyers. In April 2013, the Jackson reforms … Continue reading

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Credit Where It’s Due

Credit Rating Agency Equifax were dealt a heavy blow in the High Court when their failure to update the information held in their credit file meant Mr Smeaton was denied a loan. The Court found that Equifax had breached the … Continue reading

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Employee-Shareholder Contracts

I commented on George Osborne’s plans for a new type of “employment contract” on 10 October 2012. (https://lawblacks.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/george-osborne-plans-for-new-type-of-employment-contract). Since the proposal for this came to light the reviews have been mixed.  In fact, it would be fair to say that … Continue reading

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Deal or No Deal: The Government’s response to better Deal for Mobile Home owners consultation

The Government has recently released its response to the Select Committee Report entitled a Better Deal for Mobile Home Owners and has concluded that the Report confirms ‘there are serious problems with the sector’ and that ‘malpractice is widespread’. This … Continue reading

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Moving On Up

A term in an employment contract which restricts the employee’s activities after termination will be void for being in restraint of trade and against public policy. However, such a term will be enforceable where the employer can show that they … Continue reading

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