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Property Aspect’sMagazine in Manchester reports on our last mock tribunal and how it can link to the health and safety and employment laws and procedures of employers in the construction sector. “An Ageing Fool?…” was staged for the benefit of employers in the North West region and featured a script relating to the unfair dismissal…

Digital Marketing Executive Chris Oatway comments on Channel 4’s Shut Your Facebook and explores the effect that social media and mobile devices have on our lifestyle and sociability. Okay yes, I admit it, I am also an avid user of social media and mobile devices but hey, it’s not in a compulsive way like some…

“An Ageing Fool?…” Mock Tribunal Kindly sponsored by Buckland Harvester Insurance Brokers, our third mock employment tribunal was extremely well-received by all who attended. With another ingenious and witty script written by Employment Solicitor Frances Nash, the cast of four professionals working in HR and management, each portrayed a believable and entertaining part. The event…

Employment partner Mark Higgins contributes to the reporting of a retailer’s rules to make staff learn English. A decision taken by a Derbyshire-based firm to enforce English as the only spoken language at its Burton site has attracted the attention of employment law watchers and specialists. The retail outfit Hobbycraft’s decision to ask foreign workers…

Employment Law Partner Mark Higgins shares his knowledge in another article for HR Aspects Magazine, this time about our mock tribunals. We ran a successful mock-up towards the end of 2013 to highlight the inner workings of that dreaded process: the employment tribunal hearing. With a backlog of cases pressurising a creaking system, employers are…

Mark Higgins, Employment Law Partner Employment partner Mark Higgins comments on HR Aspects’ ‘Look at the government’s changes to shared parental leave.’ In order to usher in a new era of dual responsibility and flexibility in childcare, the Government has confirmed its plans to institute a shared parental leave’s policy. From April 2015, mothers and…

Employment partner Mark Higgins comments on article regarding recent changes to Employment Law. Over these first few months of 2014, a wide range of changes to employment law are due to come into force. The fact that these amendments tend to be staged at different times during the year can often prove confusing for employers….

“Jennifer Smith (Solicitor)”It was reported last week that Marlon King is to be jailed for 18 months after being found guilty of sexual assault and actual bodily harm over an incident in a London nightclub. The Professional Footballers Association deputy chief executive commented that Marlon King had brought the situation on himself: “I don’t think…

Mark Higgins, partner and head of employment solicitors Ralli LLP speaks on Nigel Adkins’ sacking from Southampton Football Club. It is very rare for leading football club managers or players to choose an employment tribunal as the place to resolve disputes. This might seem surprising in view of the apparently arbitrary manner in which club…

Mark Higgins – Employment Law Partner Grapevine HR report that Yahoo are to investiagte claims that their chief execuitve, Scott Thompson, “embellished his academic credentials” on his CV. Read the full article here. This particular example looks to be something of a storm in a teacup since it is not in dispute that Thompson holds…