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Posted 31st March, 2020 by

31st March 2020 under Employment Law by Sara Devennie and Anna Harbinson The Government has now published more detail about the Employee Retention Scheme. You may also have heard this referred to as being ‘furloughed’. The scheme enables employers to retain staff on their payroll where they are unable to operate or where is no… Read more »

Posted 17th March, 2020 by

If you are a worker or employee who has, or suspects that they may have symptoms of, Coronavirus (COVID-19) then the first port of call will be to check your employment contract and staff handbook to see what the notification requirements are when you are off sick. If you are too unwell to work then… Read more »

Posted 17th February, 2020 by

The Civil Liability Act 2018 reformed whiplash claims and is now being implemented. The Government also proposes to change the rules for employer liability personal injury cases, by doubling the threshold for the small claims court. The Association of British Insurers, trade unions, personal injury solicitors, the British Safety Council, The Law Society and the… Read more »

Posted 14th February, 2020 by

What is RSI? Repetitive Strain Injury, also sometimes referred to as Occupational Overuse Syndrome, refers to stress and damage inflicted upon the muscles, tendons and nerves by repeated tasks and awkward positioning. Most commonly occurring in the upper body with the fingers, hands, arms and neck, RSI is frequently work-related and is usually avoidable through… Read more »

Posted 26th November, 2019 by

The phrase “conscious uncoupling” hit the spotlight in the aftermath of the breakup of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. It was used to describe a breakup or divorce that sought to avoid an acrimonious and contentious separation. Many family lawyers now see going to court to be completely unsuitable and outdated. Apart from incurring significant… Read more »

Posted 10th April, 2019 by

It was announced on Tuesday that the government will be changing the laws surrounding divorce in England and Wales. It will be put into effect as soon as parliamentary time becomes available. The current law states that divorce can only proceed when a spouse claims their partner is at fault.   What does ‘at fault’… Read more »

Posted 10th April, 2019 by

If you have suffered an injury that you believe is due to negligence from a third party, you may be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation. Even if you’re unsure about who was at fault, it is still worth contacting a personal injury solicitor to investigate your team in-depth. Who Is Accountable… Read more »

Posted 10th April, 2019 by

In our society, some people can feel that there is a stigma around making a personal injury claim. A lot of people can feel embarrassed to make a claim, even though a financial compensation is often what they are owed. This blog will discuss a bit about why there is a stigma around making personal… Read more »

Posted 14th February, 2019 by

While it’s important to have a will, writing one is a process that many people find incredibly daunting. At Beecham Peacock, we can work with you to simplify the process and ensure that you have made adequate arrangements for your kin once you have passed. We can also help you to decide what to do… Read more »

Posted 22nd January, 2019 by

Being a victim of domestic abuse is a terrifying and upsetting experience. It’s also far more common than you’d think, with 2 million people reporting that they’d been victims of domestic abuse in 2018 alone. While there are laws designed to protect you, many have called on the government to improve legislation and further protect… Read more »

Posted 23rd November, 2018 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 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 »