The question arising in a recent case brought before the Court was, whether a person who had been sectioned under s.3 of the Mental Health Act 1983
A story very much in the headlines at the moment is the hacking of Uber’s computer system.
Maternity Action have released a report on how women are being unfairly dismissed while on maternity leave, returning from work and even during pregnancy.
The extent of financial abuse within families is more of a problem than may necessarily be known.
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A private company limited by shares is a legal entity that has no physical presence. It can only act through its directors and at least one of them must be a natural person. So what happens when the sole director of a company dies? How will the company continue to trade if there is no officer to act on its behalf?
A bond is an insurance policy put in place to protect the person whom the deputyship is for.
Once you have been appointed as deputy by the Court of Protection, as part of the Court overseeing the deputyship they may ask one of the Court of Protection visitors to meet with you for an assurance visit.
What happens if, during an employee’s absence on maternity leave, an employer discovers that an employee had not been doing the work they should have been doing or, alternatively, finds that their maternity cover replacement is much better at the job?
A consumer is a person who purchases goods, services or digital content for their personal use and not as part of their business, profession, trade or craft. Law considers consumers to be in a weaker bargaining position in relation to traders and therefore offers them broader protections in an effort to bring balance to the trader-consumer relationship.
Specifically the Court looked at whether the provisions were valid or not. If the OPG is unsure about a certain provision included in a Lasting Power of Attorney they can make an application to Court to ask a Judge to make a ruling.
It is a practice of many employers to suspend employees who they suspect have committed an act of gross or serious misconduct.
However, many employers are unaware that by suspending an employee they may be exposing themselves to claims for constructive unfair dismissal.
For most people who are appointed either as an attorney or deputy, a difficulty can arise over a question of gifts and the authority to make them.
Gifts are part of everyday life and there are many reasons why someone would make a gift. If someone does lack capacity and has a deputy or attorney in place there are strict rules about what gifts can be made.
One of the lead stories on BBC 1 Breakfast this morning was about the overhaul of UK data protection laws.
British citizens will soon have more rights to control what is done with personal information about them. The UK data protection watchdog is also to get new powers and will be able to levy higher fines.
Holiday pay legislation is a hot topic for many and as businesses and workers start planning leave for the summer holidays, it is essential to know the basics of holiday rights in employment.
Here are 10 key facts which you should know.
During the life of a Court dispute, it is often the case that parties will be asked to grant an extension or will be seeking an extension of time to take a particular step. What should you do?
A hot topic within the employment sector is the question of whether ‘sleeping time’ should be classed as ‘working time’ for the purpose of National Minimum Wage Regulations (NMWR).
The aim of this deliberation is to determine whether employees should be paid for hours spent sleeping whilst technically being ‘at work’. Many would declare that their dream job would be getting paid to sleep, but is there a valid argument to support this?
The law provides greater protection for consumers when they enter into contracts with businesses than it does when businesses contract with other businesses.
Residential care home clients are invariably “customers” and not businesses. So these additional protections need to be kept in mind when drafting and preparing the contractual terms which are to govern the relationship between the residential care home and its residents.
A nine month review into the world of work has been announced, which will hope to set out new employment rights for workers in the gig economy.
Tony Blair’s former policy chief, Matthew Taylor, has called on the Government to close a legal loophole which allows agencies such as Uber and Deliveroo to pay gig economy workers less than direct employees doing the same jobs.
59 year old Pauline Smith, from Dukinfield, has won a claim of medical negligence against Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust following the death of her 33 year old son. A father of three, Scott Broadbent had an initial consultation when he moved to a new GP practice and mentioned that he had a limp.…