Lump sum damages approved after judge finds lack of earnings evidence – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 7th, 2019 in appeals, compensation, damages, employment, evidence, news, personal injuries, remuneration by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has upheld a judge’s decision to award lump sum damages on the basis of a lack of evidence about future earnings.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 7th November 2019

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Meeting income needs from capital – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 4th, 2019 in divorce, financial provision, news, remuneration by sally

‘Two of the most recent issues which have been considered by the Family Court are as follows:

Whether an earning capacity is a matrimonial asset to which the sharing principle applies; and

In a sharing case, to what extent is it fair that a wife is required to use her share of capital to meet her income needs, whereas the husband will meet his income needs from future income?’

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Law Society's Gazette, 4th November 2019

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BAT faces landmark legal case over Malawi families’ poverty wages – The Guardian

‘Human rights lawyers are preparing to bring a landmark case against British American Tobacco on behalf of hundreds of children and their families forced by poverty wages to work in conditions of gruelling hard labour in the fields of Malawi.’

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The Guardian, 31st October 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Bath Hill Court v Coletta [2019] EWCA CIV 1707 – Old Square Chambers

‘In an important decision, the Court of Appeal in Bath Hill Court v Coletta has held that, in an unauthorised deduction of wages claim for non payment of the national minimum wage in the ET, there is no backstop on the recovery of deductions, enabling Mr Coletta to claim 15 years’ worth of losses.’

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Old Square Chambers, 17th October 2019

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Trade union firm faces trade union-organised strike – Legal Futures

Posted October 9th, 2019 in budgets, costs, employment, law firms, news, personal injuries, remuneration, trade unions by sally

‘Leading trade union law firm Thompsons is facing a strike over pay – and pickets lines at its offices across the country – organised by a trade union.’

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Legal Futures, 9th October 2019

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MoD still treating some military personnel in an ‘immoral’ way with ‘no accountability for incompetence’ say MPs – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 26th, 2019 in armed forces, families, news, remuneration by tracey

‘The MoD has been accused of being “immoral and incompetent” as MPs say it is failing to uphold the Armed Forces covenant. The Defence Select Committee says the government has yet to tackle major concerns raised in its previous reports on the Armed Forces Covenant, according to its latest update which is published today.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th September 2019

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Ex-BBC worker gets £130,000 settlement in equal pay dispute – The Guardian

Posted September 23rd, 2019 in BBC, compensation, equality, news, remuneration, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘A former BBC employee has received an out-of-court settlement of more than £130,000 after she accused the broadcaster of failing to meet its obligations over equal pay.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2019

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Illegal work practices ‘far too common’ says think tank study – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2019 in employment, employment tribunals, holiday pay, news, remuneration, reports, young persons by tracey

‘About one in 20 workers does not get paid holidays, while one in 10 does not get a payslip, according to a report by the Resolution Foundation think tank.’

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BBC News, 16th September 2019

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A lesson from the fellow in Iannello – Family Law

Posted August 16th, 2019 in divorce, financial provision, news, remuneration by tracey

‘Following the Australian decision of Iannello and Iannello (No.3) [2018] FCCA 3752 Sarah Basso and Rachel Roberts look at the approach of England and in respect of orders in matrimonial proceedings directing a party to make a payment of their bonus to their (former) spouse.’

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Family Law, 15th August 2019

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Illegal workers retain employee rights, court confirms – OUT-LAW.com

‘Organisations can be held liable for breaching employment contracts even if their employees have been working in the country illegally, according to the Court of Appeal in London.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd August 2019

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Holiday chaos looms as attempts by BA to block pilot strikes fail – The Guardian

Posted August 1st, 2019 in airlines, appeals, holidays, industrial action, news, remuneration, trade unions by tracey

‘Strikes by British Airways pilots could disrupt hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers from August after the airline lost a second legal attempt to block industrial action.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2019

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BA loses legal action against pilot strikes – The Guardian

Posted July 24th, 2019 in airlines, airports, hospitals, industrial action, news, remuneration, trade unions by sally

‘British Airways has lost its legal attempt to block planned strikes by pilots, which could take place next month and disrupt the travel plans of hundreds of thousands of passengers.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2019

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Two million of UK’s lowest-paid may get statutory sick pay – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2019 in consultations, disabled persons, health, news, remuneration, sick leave by tracey

‘Two million low-paid workers may for the first time be entitled to statutory sick pay under proposals that the government hopes will also encourage more people with disabilities and long-term conditions back into work.’

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The Guardian, 15th July 2019

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Women’s World Cup: Unequal Prize Money ‘A Human Rights Breach’, Says Lawyers – Rights Info

Posted July 9th, 2019 in human rights, news, remuneration, sport, women by sally

‘FIFA is likely breaching its own human rights policies by awarding women footballers only 7.5 percent of the prize money men receive, legal experts say.’

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Rights Info, 9th July 2019

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BA faces record £183m fine over data breach – The Guardian

‘British Airways is set to be fined more than £183m by the Information Commissioner’s Office over a customer data breach, the company said.’

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The Guardian, 8th July 2019

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Women lawyers face uphill struggle on fees and salaries – Legal Futures

Posted June 19th, 2019 in bias, equality, fees, legal profession, news, remuneration, reports, women by tracey

‘Some clients expect discounts on fees for using a female lawyer while women who push for higher salaries are likely to be labelled “aggressive”, a global survey by the Law Society has found. The report concluded that quotas could help to tackle inequality as there was “no real equality or meritocracy in the legal profession”.’

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Legal Futures, 19th June 2019

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Police spend millions each year on suspended officers – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 17th, 2019 in delay, disciplinary procedures, news, remuneration by tracey

‘Police forces are spending an estimated £5 million a year on suspended officers, the Sunday Telegraph can reveal, amid concern that disciplinary investigations are taking too long to complete.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th June 2019

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National minimum wage naming scheme suspended – OUT-LAW.com

‘A scheme for the naming of employers found to be in breach of the UK’s national minimum wage (NMW) has been suspended while the government reviews the scheme.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th June 2019

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High Court judges’ pay raised to £236,000 a year to fill vacancies having ‘serious impact’ on courts – The Independent

Posted June 6th, 2019 in courts, delay, judiciary, news, pensions, remuneration, statistics by tracey

‘The government has increased the pay of High Court judges by 25 per cent to almost £240,000 a year in a bid to fill vacant posts.’

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The Independent, 5th June 2019

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Solicitors call for more full-time employment judges – Litigation Futures

‘Employment tribunals are being forced to rush in part-time judges in order to try to clear the growing backlog of cases waiting to be heard, a specialist law firm has claimed.’

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Litigation Futures, 15th May 2019

Source: www.litigationfutures.com