Health and safety: contractors

Employment lawyers in Bristol, particularly those based in Clifton, have been concerned to keep up with developments in the law related...

Care home death: Company fined £450,000

Death of care home resident: company fined £450,000 Health and Safety Executive v Caring Homes Healthcare Group Ltd (2017) Guildford...

Health and safety: asbestos

Leading cases on this issue include the following: Fairchild and Others v Glenhaven Funeral Services and Others (200) The Times, 21 June,...

Health and Safety: alcohol and drugs

Significant cases on alcohol and drug abuse and health and safety at work include the following: Armed forces: drunkenness: employer’s...

Employment Tribunal - Appeals

Appeals from the Employment Tribunal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) can only be brought on a point of law. Appeals to the EAT...

Employment Tribunal - ET1

ET1 Completion of the ET1 form is not particularly difficult, but care must be taken. Details of the claim can be set out in a separate...

Tolstoy on law

Tolstoy, Count Leo Nikolayevich (1828-1910) Tolstoy has been described as a writer, aesthetic philosopher, moralist and mystic, the...

Employment Tribunal: redundancy

The current health crisis has resulted in mass dismissals for alleged redundancies. It is not unknown for employers to get rid of workers...

Employment Tribunal: money

The key to understanding the English civil justice system including ET proceedings, is the central role of money. Almost every aspect of...

Employment Tribunal: settlements

Most claims settle before they come to a hearing. Settlement avoids the stress, inconvenience and expense of a hearing and achieves the...

Health and Safety: non-employees

Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work, etc., Act 1974 (HSWA), in summary, requires employers to conduct their undertaking in a way...

Covid -19 and breach of contract

BREACH OF CONTRACT It has been reported that lawyers acting for employers are already preparing defences of frustration of contract...

Employment Tribunal: time limits

The basic limitation period for ET claims is 3 months from the effective date of termination of employment (EDT). This is normally...

Employment Tribunal: Costs

COSTS Costs are not automatically awarded in the ET against a losing party. The tribunal may award costs where it is satisfied that a...

Employment Tribunal: history and status

Employment tribunals (ET) were created as industrial tribunals by the Industrial Training Act 1964. Industrial tribunals were judicial...

Legal Latin: who needs it?

It may appear to outsiders to be bizarre that the main aim of English civil procedure is to avoid litigation. A legal system has become...