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17
Oct

Lie Detector Tests in the Workplace

Lie Detector Tests in the Workplace G4S has recently been in the news for a number of reasons. Most recently, for allegedly charging for tags which were not actually fitted to offenders and possibly not so well publicised, for being in the running to provide a contract for lie detector testing.  Having carried out two

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15
Oct

The Freedom of Facebook

The Freedom of Facebook There have been two recent cases concerning Facebook which are important for employers to be aware of: FREEDOM OF SPEECH The first case, Smith v Trafford Housing Trust [2012], concerned an employee expressing views which his employer deemed were contrary to its Code of Conduct.   The employee who was of Christian faith

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September 19 , 2013 | Posted by ian hass | No Comments

Ann-Marie Adler

Ann-Marie has worked for the firm for over 9 years and is very experienced in handling client queries and supporting the team generally. She assists with the firm’s marketing and advertising including organising client seminars. She is also the firm’s Accounts and Finance Manager. Ann-Marie has over 16years’ experience within customer care having previously worked in

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19
Sep

Ban the Burqa?

Ban the Burqa? Last week, Downing Street confirmed that the Prime Minister has said that he would support schools that wanted to ban the veil.  This week it has been announced that at least 17 NHS hospitals have banned front line staff from wearing the veil.  The Government has ordered a review of all health

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17
Sep

Zero-Hours Contracts

  Zero-hours Contracts The recent controversial announcement that there could be one million workers signed on to zero-hours contracts has prompted Business Secretary, Vince Cable, to request a review of the practice. Zero-hours contracts are employment arrangements whereby the employee agrees to be available as and when required for work.  There are no fixed hours

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Greg Bowyer

Greg is a Solicitor dealing with all aspects of Family Law, to include providing initial legal advice to clients, and pursuing divorce cases and matters involving disputes regarding children and financial issues involved in relationship breakdowns. Greg has a growing experience of dealing with the legal issues arising out of divorce and family breakdowns, and particularly the financial split of

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Jane Ellis

After completing her degree in Law from Oxford University, Jane qualified as a Solicitor in 1991 with Eversheds in Birmingham. She then specialised in Employment Law at Pinsents in Birmingham becoming a Partner in 1998. Jane subsequently worked at Wragge & Co and was made a Partner in the Employment Law department in 2000. Jane

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Ian Hass

Ian Hass is the Managing Partner of Ellis Hass & Co Solicitors. Ian has a vast experience of over 25 years helping clients to succeed in personal injury cases. Throughout his career he has always made sure that clients receive early rehabilitation treatment and has maximised the compensation that clients receive after often suffering catastrophic injuries. Notable achievements include; Being

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Settlement agreement

Employer: We were approached by a large company to advise a number of its employees who were being made redundant on the terms of their settlement agreements. Our solicitors worked in-house to meet with all affected employees. We were able to charge the employer a reduced rate for our fees due to the volume of

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