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Unfair Redundancy and Right of Appeal

22nd Sep 2021 News

In the recent case of Gwynedd Council v Barratt and anor the Court of appeal upheld a Tribunal decision that a school’s failure to provide a right of appeal rendered a redundancy dismissal unfair. When will a failure to provide an opportunity to appeal a decision render a dismissal unfair? The Court of Appeal has […]

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End of Furlough

15th Sep 2021 Covid-19

Recent tabloid articles indicate there were over 1.5 million people still on furlough at the end of July 2021, with economists anticipating there will still be over 1million unemployed once furlough ends. This trend is largely down to the impact of the pandemic on smaller firms and the inability to retain all of their furloughed […]

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Teacher succeeds with claims for race discrimination and unfair dismissal against Multi-Academy Trust

2nd Sep 2021 News

In the recent case of Burton-York v Diocese of Westminster Academy Trust a Claimant succeeded with claims for race discrimination and constructive dismissal. Is open evidence of racism needed in order for a case of race discrimination to succeed? In Burton-York the Claimant, who describes herself as black Afro-Caribbean, had been asked to stand down […]

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Avoiding Hypersensitive Tribunal Claims

10th Aug 2021 News

The Employment Tribunal claim of Ms Sithirapathy v PSI CRO UK Ltd & Others has been in the press last week after an Employment Tribunal decided to reject a claim for harassment on the grounds that it was important to not, “encourage a culture of hyper-sensitivity.” What are the facts of the Employment Tribunal involving […]

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Anti-social Behaviour and How Cartwright King Can Help

9th Aug 2021 News

A recent press report revealed that police forces recorded an increase in anti-social behaviour last year, up from 1.3 million incidents in 2019 to 2 million in 2020. We look at what defines anti-social behaviour and what should you do if you are accused of behaving in such a way? What is anti-social behaviour and […]

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We’re Back

5th Aug 2021 Press Release

Cartwright King is delighted to welcome all of it’s employees back to the office today following the easing of Government ‘working from home’ restrictions. The firm has remained open during the pandemic with many of our team continuing to attend, not just the office, but police stations, courts, care homes and hospitals ensuring that our […]

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Ex-professional footballer and Sky pundit has road traffic charges dropped

22nd Jul 2021 Press Release

Michael Balmer successfully defended a former, professional footballer at Wirral Magistrates Court. The former Everton and Sunderland player – and Sky Sports pundit – was convicted in his absence in 2020, of 2 offences of failing to furnish (supply) information, dating back to September 2019, contrary to section 172 Road Traffic Act 1988. The client […]

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Falling unemployment, pre-pandemic level vacancies – But what will this all mean once furlough ends?

19th Jul 2021 Press Release

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows us there were 862,000 vacancies available, for potential employees, from April to June 2021. This is some 77,500 higher than roles available, pre-pandemic, from January to March 2020. The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, recently asserted, about the economy: “We are bouncing back”. Given such optimism, it’s not unreasonable to […]

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Driving Offences – Exceptional Hardship cases

6th Jul 2021 News

When a driver accumulates 12 or more penalty points on their driving licence, they may be able to argue ‘exceptional hardship’ which can be submitted to the court to avoid a disqualification from driving. What happens if I get 12 points on my license? Courts are obliged to disqualify [ban] a person from driving for […]

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Potential redundancies in the post-Covid world

1st Jul 2021 Covid-19

The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is currently set to end on 30 September 2021. The scope of the CJRS has already started to decrease, with the Government’s contribution to wages – for hours not worked – reducing to 70%, from 1 July 2021, capped at £2,187.50, and then 60%, from 1 August 2021, […]

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Covid 19 – Employee succeeds with unfair dismissal claim after refusing to agree changes

11th Jun 2021 Covid-19

Employers may propose changes to an employee’s contract of employment at any time, but if the employee does not agree to those changes, the employer cannot unilaterally impose the terms. However, where an employer has sound business reasons for the change, they may be able to fairly dismiss and offer re-engagement on the new terms […]

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Cartwright King Team Shortlisted for Prestigious Award

20th May 2021 Press Release

We’re delighted to share the news that Cartwright King’s Mental Health Team has been shortlisted for the prestigious Legal Aid Team of the Year (through the LAPG). Why is it important that our teams participate in industry awards? Head of Mental Health, Alison Ward, shares her feelings about being shortlisted: “Personally, the Mental Health team […]

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