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Man receives £42,000 following a dumper truck accident at work

The claimant, a 59-year-old man, received £42,000 for the leg injuries he sustained following an accident at work in April 2016. He underwent surgery and was left with permanent pain, a limp and difficulty in kneeling. On 7 April 2016 the claimant...

"Our Baby: A Modern Miracle" - Transgender Parenthood via Surrogacy

On Tuesday evening, Hannah and Jake Graf featured in an intimate documentary on Channel 4 about their journey to parenthood via surrogacy. Hannah and Jake highlighted some the struggles they faced as a transgender couple wanting to start a family. Hannah...

Worker or Independent Contractor? European Court of Justice Guidance

The vexed distinction between 'workers' and 'independent contractors' could hardly be more important for many businesses but remains perennially controversial. An important ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is likely, however, to...

Government allows wills witnessed by video

The Government has announced that in September 2020 video witnessed wills are to be made legal. In a response to the pandemic, people will be able to sign wills remotely. In the middle of lock down large numbers of people had difficulty in finding witnesses...

'Pay Now, Argue Later' - High Court Enforces Contract Adjudicator's Award

Contract adjudicators' awards, even if disputed, must generally be satisfied straight away. That principle – often referred to as 'pay now, argue later' – was applied by the High Court in ordering an immediate six-figure payment to a small...

Firefighter receives £23,500 following violent incident with a colleague

A firefighter was left with PTSD after he was pushed head-first through a window by a colleague. The man was working at Manston airport in 2012 when he was shoved through the glass pane by the volatile workmate. As a result, he suffered deep cuts to his...

Woman receives £120,000 following slip on wet floor at work

The claimant, a 53-year-old woman, received £120,000 after she slipped on a wet floor during the course of her employment in August 2014. She suffered an exacerbation of pre-existing fibromyalgia, involving chronic pain, pervasive fatigue and cognitive...

Part-Time Football Referees Are Self-Employed, Tax Tribunal Rules

Part-time referees who officiate at professional football matches on a game-by-game basis are not employees. Confirming their self-employed status in a guideline case, the Upper Tribunal (UT) noted that they are so motivated to work that there is no need to...

Cyclist receives £17,500 after being knocked off his bike

The claimant, a 70-year-old man, received £17,500 for the injuries to the left leg he sustained in a road traffic accident in January 2016. He used crutches for 10 weeks, was unable to drive for approximately three months and had a metal rod placed in...

Flat Tenant Can Veto Potentially Destructive Works - Supreme Court Ruling

The freeholds of a great many blocks of flats are held by tenant-owned companies which operate on democratic principles. Such arrangements are, however, not a panacea and disagreements can arise. A guideline Supreme Court decision will, however, make it...
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