Employment and HR

Are personal injury lawyers ‘more sinned against than sinning’?

Jonathan Wheeler looks at the barrage of reforms facing the personal injury sector in England & Wales Personal injury lawyers in the UK have a bad press. If you believe all you read, you would be forgiven for thinking that the courts are awash with fraudulent claims, and so-called fat cat solicitors are preying on… Read More

UK National minimum wage changes

Minimum wage changes have traditionally always taken place in October.  However, the introduction of the national living wage in April 2016 gave us a new date in the diary to keep an eye on. Introduced at £7.20 per hour as essentially another band of minimum wage, the national living wage has now been in force… Read More

UK Apprenticeship levy

In force from 6 April 2017, the apprenticeship levy will apply to all employers (including private and public sector employers, as well as charities and educational groups) with an annual pay bill of more than £3 million. The levy, charged at 0.5% of the annual pay bill, aims to increase the quality and quantity of… Read More

Approaching five years PQE? – It’s time for a career spot-check

Lawyers approaching the five year post qualification mark tend to use this milestone as a time to take stock of their career. It is seen as a good time to assess whether you are truly happy in your current role and direction, and whether it is likely to deliver on your ambitions over the next… Read More

The Brexit Effect; how employment legislation will be affected by the UK’s new independence

More than six months have passed since the historic Brexit vote and the subject has remained ever present on the news agenda. Recent events have now revealed a date to look towards as PM Theresa May has announced she will trigger article 50 by the end of March 2017, which means the UK will be… Read More

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