Inheritance and cohabitees

The number of cohabitees in the UK is growing rapidly and the cohabiting couple family is the fastest growing family type in the UK. However, the law has not caught up and contrary to popular belief, cohabitees do not have…

Unrepresented Claimants

In the case of Aynge v Trickett the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered whether an unfair dismissal claim should fail because the unrepresented Claimant did not correctly identify her case as being one of constructive unfair dismissal. In this case, the…

The end of Smash & Grab adjudications?

Will Mr Justice Coulson’s TCC swan song in the case of Grove Developments Limited v S&T (UK) Limited [2018] EWHC 123 (TCC) signal the end of so-called “smash and grab” adjudications? Here we consider the potential impact of this case…

Latest ACAS Statistics Published

ACAS has published its most recent quarterly statistics, these covering the nine-month period between April 2017 and December 2017.  The statistics show that between the start of April 2017 and the end of July 2017, ACAS conciliators received around £1,700…

Redundancy and Bumping

In the case of Mirab v Mentor Graphics (UK) Ltd, the EAT recently considered the question of whether an employer is obliged to consider “bumping” an employee facing redundancy, even if an employee does not raise it as an alternative…

Pre Cancerous Condition Deemed a Disability

The Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Lofty v Hamis t/a First Café considered whether a pre-cancerous condition amounted to a disability in the accordance with the Equality Act 2010. The Claimant, Ms Lofty, discovered a blemish on her…

Employment Tribunal Statistics Published

The Employment Tribunal’s quarterly statistics have recently been published. The most significant point to note is that Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service has recorded an increase in receipts and case load outstanding (up 31% and 21% respectively) this quarter…

Tesco Equal Pay Claim

It has been reported that Law firm, Leigh Day, has begun the ACAS Early Conciliation process against Tesco on behalf of almost 100 female shop assistants claiming equal pay. The commencement of the ACAS Early Conciliation process is required before…