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Another Step Towards Justice

Another Step Towards Justice

Monday, 17 November 2014 | Julie Williams
The Mesothelioma Act, 2014 and Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (DMPS) When bringing a claim for injury it is typically the case that the injured party pursues the party who has acted negligently and injured him.  In Occupational Illness...
Killer Unable to Inherit Under Deceaseds Partner’s Will

Killer Unable to Inherit Under Deceaseds Partner’s Will

Monday, 17 November 2014 | Rachel Keating
The High Court has held that Paul Chadwick, who killed his girlfriend and son by repeatedly stabbing them with a bread knife without provocation, is not entitled to either the home or assets left behind by his girlfriend despite attempting to...
Holiday Pay Ruling Could Mean Payout for Millions of Employees

Holiday Pay Ruling Could Mean Payout for Millions of Employees

Monday, 17 November 2014 | Elizabeth Larkin
Businesses are facing a daunting prospect following a Tribunal ruling that employees’ overtime earnings should be taken into account when employers calculate holiday pay entitlement. In an unprecedented case, an Employment Appeal Tribunal has...
Your nearest Ear Defenders are here, here and here

Your nearest Ear Defenders are here, here and here

Tuesday, 04 November 2014 | Julie Williams
Most people would identify an airplane as something which creates a lot of noise as it takes off and lands, but what about when it is in flight?  There is the general, background, hum of the engine and equipment, the conversation between...
National Clampdown targets the Construction Industry

National Clampdown targets the Construction Industry

Monday, 13 October 2014 | Sarah Tobbell
This article is designed to give information not only to employees and employers but also to the general public on the subject of the construction industry.  What should you be aware of? Despite the economic downturn, the construction...
The Importance of a Lasting Power of Attorney

The Importance of a Lasting Power of Attorney

Thursday, 02 October 2014 | Rachel Keating
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal tool that allows you to appoint someone (or up to 4 individuals) you trust to act as ‘attorneys’ for you.  There are two types of LPA: one that deals with your property and finances, the other...
The National Minimum Wage will increase on 1 October 2014

The National Minimum Wage will increase on 1 October 2014

Monday, 22 September 2014 | Elizabeth Larkin
The National Minimum Wage came into effect in 1999 by virtue of the National Minimum Wage Act.   The National Minimum Wage is a specified minimum hourly rate of pay to which most workers are entitled.  All employers are obliged to...
The Importance of Pre-Nuptial Agreements

The Importance of Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Have you read our latest article on the importance of a pre-nuptial agreement?  Please click on the link below to read our topical piece in the Summer edition of Getting Married...
Asbestos Information for Employers and Employees

Asbestos Information for Employers and Employees

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 | Sarah Tobbell
It is important that employers and employees are able to recognise asbestos-containing materials.  Both must know what to do if they come into contact with asbestos and understand how to protect themselves and others. There are 3 levels of...
Promises can lead to Inheritance Rights

Promises can lead to Inheritance Rights

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 | Rachel Keating
The carer, Tanya Vasileva of a Holocaust survivor, Gertrude Stanley has won in the High Court a right to an inheritance. Mrs Stanley fled Vienna just before the start of the Second World War. Mrs Stanley died aged 89 surviving her husband and...