Employment Tribunal Statistics

Last month, the Ministry of Justice has released statistics from the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal, covering the...

Unfair dismissal

The law of unfair dismissal in the United Kingdom operates, essentially, to protect employees from being dismissed for no good reason....

Corporate manslaughter prosecution

R v Lion Steel Equipment Ltd (2012) Manchester Crown Court, July 20 In May 2008 Steven Berry, an employee of Lion Steel, a company which...

Legal Aid and Charity

No society can legitimately call itself civilised if a sick person is denied medical aid because of lack of means. Aneurin Bevan 1947....

Employment of children: Beecroft

In 1815 Robert Owen toured the main factories of Britain. He observed that “in some large factories from one-fourth to one-fifth of the...

Wasted costs in Employment Tribunals

Employment law advisers should be well aware of the risk of wasted costs orders in the employment tribunal, and should take note of the...

Employment Tribunal jurisdiction

Work overseas Case Ravat v Halliburton Manufacturing and Services Ltd [2012] UKSC 1 Statute reference Employment Rights Act 1996,...

Pressure to dilute employment rights

Those of us who offer legal advice in Bristol, and particularly those who profess expertise in employment law, need to consider their...

Employment law reforms

“V” for Vendetta In a recent speech, David Cameron lauded the ease with which employees, in the UK, can legally be fired, relative to...

Employment law reforms

Anyone giving legal advice in Bristol, and more specifically those providing employment law advice, needs to be aware that the scope of...

Resolving workplace disputes

The Government recently published its Response to the Consultation on Resolving Workplace Disputes. In it, the Government indicated a...

Migrant workers

Migrant workers Since the enlargement of the European Union, with the general principle that citizens of EU states have the right of free...

Employment law reform

Employment law advisers in Bristol, and throughout the United Kingdom, need to be aware of the following proposals put forward by the...

Employment law advice and the Iraq War

Those of us who provide employment law advice in Bristol may question the relevance of the Iraq War to their practice. My view is that...

Public Access Barrister

I have been in practice in Bristol since 1993. My practice has mainly involved advice in employment law matters. Bristol has a very wide...

Employment Law

In the context of general employment law the rules have become so detailed, complex and obscure that non-lawyers have little chance of...

Employment Tribunals

Ever since their creation, Employment Tribunals have been free. Their very ethos is access to justice, which is reflected in the...