Was your toxicology test reliable?

Many will be aware of the recently reported allegations of data manipulation in criminal proceedings where toxicology testing has been used[1]. The allegations relate to testing carried out to detect the presence of drugs or alcohol in hair, blood or…

Holiday Pay Claims

The CJEU in King v Sash Windows considered whether a worker who does not take paid annual holiday, because the employer refuses to pay, carries over his entitlement to paid holiday or whether it is lost at the end of…

Parental Alienation

It has recently been announced that from Spring 2018, Cafcass will be piloting a new process called the ‘ High Conflict Practice Pathway’. The guidance details the steps social workers are to take when dealing with suspected parental alienation. What…

Yet another ruling on ‘gig’ workers

The Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) has ruled that Deliveroo drivers are self-employed. The test case was brought by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) on behalf of drivers who were not satisfied with their current terms and conditions…

Uber Drivers are ‘Workers’

The EAT in Uber BV v Aslam has ruled that Uber drivers be classed at workers, for the purposes of their claims under the Employment Rights Act 1996, Working Time Regulations 1998 and National Minimum Wage Act 1998, rather than…

Unmarried couples: A fair deal?

ONS figures published last week show that couples who live together without getting married are the fastest growing type of family in the country. In light of the news earlier this year that more unmarried couples with children are breaking…

Employment Tribunals Fees Refund Scheme

On 27 July 2017 we informed you about the Supreme Court ruling on unlawful tribunal fees. Almost 3 months later, the Government has issued guidance in respect of refunding individuals who had paid such fees. As part of the opening…

Q. What is a Deputyship Order?

A. A Deputyship Order is an Order made by the Court of Protection when an individual lacks capacity to deal with their own property and financial affairs or health and welfare decisions. They are usually applied for when no Lasting…