There is much debate as to whether there should be anonymity for individuals before they are convicted. But what about before they are even charged? There have been many high profile cases where the media has sensationalise stories. Sir Cliff Richard was one such case where the media were in situ filming the arrival of…

“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 a mock tribunal We ran a successful mock tribunal 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 counselled to do all they can to avoid going through…

Trainee solicitor highlights the continuing claims of bullying in businesses and refers to a couple of recently reported articles. It is a sad but true fact that, unfortunately, employees continue to be bullied and harassed in the workplace despite many employers adopting anti-bullying, harassment and discrimination policies at work as well as employment legislation being…