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The Beecham Peacock Legal Blog keeps you up to date with the latest company news and other news from the legal industry.

Posted 20th December, 2018 under Employment Law by Sara Devennie

The government has just published proposals to change employment laws in its document named ‘The Good Work Plan’. The key proposals are as follows: A requirement that employers give employees a written statement of terms and conditions on the first day of work. Currently they must do so within two months. Extending the right to… Read more »

Posted 23rd November, 2018 under Personal Injury by

MR G  had a life threatening accident at work when he was called out to an emergency repair of a metro train which had broken down on the rails outside of Brockley Whinns Metro Station in Newcastle. He was instructed to climb onto the roof and cut through a pantograph. Unfortunately he was dragged off the roof… Read more »

Posted 23rd November, 2018 under Personal Injury by

There have been a number of recent media reports concerning the tragic cases of food allergy incidents and deaths, our sympathy and condolences go to the families and friends of Megan Lee, Natasha Ednan-Laperouse and Celia Marsh.  We hope that they can at least take some comfort in knowing the takeaway owners were prosecuted and… Read more »

Posted 08th November, 2018 under Personal Injury by

As the weather seems to be taking a turn a worse extra care is needed when driving in snow or ice.  It is not illegal as such to drive with snow on your car, but you could fall foul of the Highway Code and the Road Traffic Act 1988 if you do. Rule 229 of… Read more »

Posted 08th November, 2018 under Personal Injury by

The Coroner Michael Oakley called for “better signage” along  the coastline in Staithes , N Yorkshire , after there had been 55,000 rock falls in just 2 years. Comment:- The amount of rock falls in just a 2 year period should have alerted the Council to the peril / hazard to visitors to the area…. Read more »

Posted 01st November, 2018 under Health and Safety by

The family of Frederick Fatkin, a South Shields man who died last month from an industrial disease, are seeking some of his former work colleagues in the hope that they can help gather more information about what more could have been done to prevent his death. Frederick worked at Robinson Brothers from May 1977 to… Read more »

Posted 01st November, 2018 under Health and Safety by

If you or a loved one has suffered from poor treatment or a delayed diagnosis for bowel or colon cancer then please call our Clinical Negligence Solicitors for a free consultation on 0191 2323048 or contact vwanless@beechampeacock.co.uk and we will be happy to assist. The vast majority of our clinical and medical negligence funds are… Read more »

Posted 13th June, 2018 under Family Law by

  We’re delighted to announce that Beecham Peacock fended off stiff competition to again be awarded Team of the Year in the Family Law category at the prestigious Northern Law Awards 2018. The black-tie event, held on the 7th of June 2018, witnessed hundreds of the North East’s most talented law professionals head to the… Read more »

Posted 10th April, 2018 under Family Law by

What is divorce? That’s a question that is searched via Google almost 400 times a month – indicating that many in the UK do not fully understand the full concept of divorce. It is a legal act, a ruling that sees your marriage permanently ended in the eyes of the law. However, it is not… Read more »

Posted 20th March, 2018 under Family Law by

Deciding to get a divorce is often a painful event in your life. When a marriage breaks down, it can be hard to know where to turn and even how to begin the process of divorce. After living life so closely with another person, divorce can be a complicated experience involving many considerations such as… Read more »

Posted 05th March, 2018 under Miscellaneous by

Family Law is an area of legal practice that deals with family relationships, family matters and domestic relations.  Solicitors who practice family law help their clients build a case, offer advice on legal matters, utilise collaborative law where appropriate and they also represent clients if cases go to court. If proceedings are brought to court,… Read more »

Posted 28th February, 2018 under Employment Law by Sara Devennie

The weather in the UK at the moment is causing severe disruption to many people’s daily lives. Here’s a few FAQs setting out what should happen in these circumstances: Q. If my child’s school is closed do I have to take unpaid leave? A. It depends what your contract of employment or relevant company policy… Read more »