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Jan 2019

Largest upgrade in workers’ rights in over a generation

The Government has named their proposals as one of the biggest recent reforms of employment law, with Business Secretary Greg Clark stating that the proposals are the “largest upgrade in workers’ rights in over a generation”.

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15

Oct 2018

To bake or not to bake

In May 2014, Mr Lee ordered a cake from a bakery company in Northern Ireland. He asked for the cake to be decorated with the wording “Support for Gay Marriage”.  Initially Mr Lee’s request was accepted by the bakery, but a few days later Mr lee was told that the order could not be fulfilled as the bakery was a Christian business.  Mr Lee was not happy and decided to sue the bakery for discrimination on grounds of his sexual orientation and political opinion.

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17

Jul 2018

Always see a lawyer before objecting to neighbours’ building plans

You are entitled to object to your neighbours’ building plans, but wise homeowners always seek professional legal advice before doing so.

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15

Jun 2018

“Gig economy” update: Pimlico Plumbers lose appeal on worker status in the Supreme Court

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited decision on worker status in the case of Pimlico Plumbers v Smith. 

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18

May 2018

‘‘Gig economy’’ update: Addison Lee couriers are workers

The next instalment of “gig economy” case law hit the legal press yesterday as the Addison Lee couriers joined Uber drivers and Pimlico Plumbers as “workers” within the meaning of the Working Time Regulations 1998, following an Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling.

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