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GDPR: three years on

The GDPR legislation was introduced in May 2018. Since then companies such as Google have been hit with hefty fines and there have been over 160,000 breaches. While most larger firms will understand GDPR inside out (and indeed have a data protection officer in charge of this) some smaller companies are still not fully up…

How can a family lawyer help with domestic abuse?

The first priority in a domestic violence situation is the safety of the victim and the children. If a partner is in immediate danger of physical harm, then there are several organisations that can help, including the police. While contacting the police should often be the first step, particularly if the victim and their family…

What are the whiplash reforms?

Whiplash has been one of the biggest sources of personal injury claims for years. Normally associated with car accidents, whiplash is the hyperextension of the soft tissue around the neck and base of the skull when the head is thrown forward and then back with force. Despite the serious implications of whiplash, it got a bad press…

Divorcing later in life

As co-habiting rather than marriage becomes the norm among younger generations, the number of divorces in the over 60s has suddenly started to climb. Couples who married very young in the 1970s have stayed together for longer because, for years, divorce was not only frowned upon but was a difficult and lengthy process too. It’s…

Arvia Technology Limited – redundancy claims

We’re very saddened to hear of the mass redundancy at Arvia Technology Limited. Facing redundancy due to administration The redundancy process is often a difficult time for the individual facing redundancy, but when it’s a mass redundancy due to the collapse of a company it can be particularly hard to know what to expect. If…

Woodland Property Services Limited – redundancy claims

We’re very saddened to hear of the mass redundancy at Woodland Property Services Limited in Derbyshire. Facing redundancy due to administration The redundancy process is often a difficult time for the individual facing redundancy, but when it’s a mass redundancy due to the collapse of a company it can be particularly hard to know what…

Nobles Construction Limited – redundancy claims

We’re very saddened to hear of the mass redundancy at Nobles Construction Limited in Liverpool. It was reported, in August last year that the business was turned down for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) loan that it needed to bring back furloughed staff and resume trading. Facing redundancy due to administration The redundancy…

Managing long covid in the workplace

The long-term effects of covid-19 will be felt for years to come. The pandemic has changed so much about our everyday lives, from how we work to how we interact with one another. For those who have suffered from covid-19 infections, many are still feeling the effects daily due to what is known as ‘long…

Oxis Energy redundancies and protective awards

Oxis Energy – redundancy claims The employment team at Linder Myers has been made aware that the employees of Oxis Energy have been made redundant without consultation. Those staff may be entitled to claim for a protective award. Facing redundancy due to administration The redundancy process is often a difficult time for the individual facing…

Protecting your pension in divorce proceedings

Protecting your pension in divorce proceedings Divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership is never easy, especially if the former spouses have been together for some time and the finances have meshed together. It can take quite some time to untangle the various strands, including joint accounts, who gets the house, and a fair division…

What to do if you get a bad reference from a previous employer

Most job offers given are conditional upon receiving a satisfactory reference. It is important to carefully consider the wording of a job offer made to you. If it does not stipulate that the offer is subject to a reference (or another condition e.g. passing a criminal record check or proof of academic qualifications etc.), then…

Linder Myers Solicitors partners with the Maggie Oliver Foundation

Linder Myers is very excited to announce a partnership with The Maggie Oliver Foundation. Maggie Oliver is best known as a police detective turned whistle blower. Maggie resigned from Greater Manchester Police in 2012 to expose the now infamous Rochdale Grooming Scandal. During her time in GMP, Maggie worked on many high profile police operations…

SCC Design Build ltd redundancies and protective awards

SCC Design Build – redundancy claims The employment team at Linder Myers has been made aware that the ex-employees of Stockport-based SCC Design Build Ltd have been made redundant without consultation. Those staff may be entitled to claim for a protective award. Facing redundancy due to administration The redundancy process is often a difficult time…

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