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Unfair Dismissal and Ulterior Motives – Tribunal Fell Into Substitution Trap

  Determining the true reason for an employee’s dismissal is one of the hardest tasks undertaken by Employment Tribunals (ETs). That was certainly so in one case in which a school’s head teacher was accused of having an ulterior motive for dispensing with the services of its veteran maintenance manager. Concerns had been raised that…

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Accountant Forged Mother’s Will is Jailed for Contempt of Court

As any lawyer will tell you, the consequences of lying under oath in court can be very serious indeed. In one case, an accountant who forged his dead mother’s will in an attempt to get his hands on her stake in the family’s £160 million business had his reputation ruined and was sentenced to 12…

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£9 Million damages won by Mother in ‘wrongful birth’ case

  In an extremely rare wrongful birth case, a woman who would have terminated her pregnancy had she been aware that her son would be born gravely disabled has won a record £9 million in compensation from a negligent GP. The woman was aware that haemophilia ran in her family and had attended her local…

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Restrictive Covenant in Contract Passes Reasonableness Test

Restrictive covenants in employment contracts involve the imposition of restraints on employees personal freedom and have to be reasonable to be enforceable. In one case, the High Court ruled that a clause in an engineers contract that prevented him from working for competitors for 12 months passed that test. The engineer worked for a company…

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Last Curry Club of 2017!

Our last Curry Club of 2017 took place on 1st November and was a fantastic turn out. It was great to see so many of you there! Paul James of Gloucester City Council was our guest speaker and provided a thoroughly informative speech. Gloucester has some fantastic regeneration projects taking place at the moment and in the…

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The most common issues Landlords are constantly facing.

The growth of the private residential sector along with legislative changes such as; right to rent and the mandatory use Tenancy Deposit Protection schemes, are leading to increases in the number of issues faced by landlords when tenancies come to an end. The most common issues that Landlords face stem from two main areas: The…

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Tayntons Solicitors gain reaccreditation for Lexcel!

Lexcel is the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark for excellence in legal practice management and excellence in client care. The process involves considering a firm’s structure and strategy, financial management, information management, people management, risk management, client care, file and case management. Legal practices are then accredited against the standards required and have the…

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Vaginal mesh – Have you been affected by this procedure?

What is vaginal mesh? Vaginal mesh is a medical device that is surgically implanted into women who are suffering from pelvic prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. Initially becoming popular in the 1970’s, reports show that between April 2007 and March 2015 more than 92,000 women in England had vaginal mesh implants. There are a number…

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High Court awards £453 million in billionaire divorce

A Russian billionaire who recently sold his company for over £1 billion has been ordered to pay his wife £453m in a divorce settlement at the High Court. The payment in this case has been described as one of the biggest awards made by a UK court in divorce proceedings. The 61-year-old, former oil and…

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Breaking News: Probate fee increases to be scrapped

The controversial plans to increase probate fees are to be scrapped as there is not enough time to implement the legislation before the upcoming General Election. The fees had been due to rise from £155 or £215 to up to £20,000 for some estates in England and Wales from May 2017 although an exact date…

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