Employment


Union attacks Law Society over redundancy plan

13 November 2020

The country’s largest trade union has criticised the Law Society for planning redundancies instead of furloughing staff, as well as slashing its presence outside of London.


Leading firm signs up to solicitor’s ‘Fair Redundancy Pledge’

10 November 2020

Law firm Shakespeare Martineau has become the first major business to sign up to a ‘Fair Redundancy Pledge’ to be transparent on their redundancy programmes for this year and beyond.


Solicitor sells employment law business for £61m

30 October 2020

A solicitor who left private practice to set up an employment law, HR and health & safety business 16 years ago sold it yesterday for £59m to a new big player in the employment law world.


City solicitor fails in claim for pay reduced during Covid

20 October 2020

A City solicitor who agreed to lower wages during lockdown has failed in his claim for full pay for his last month after handing in his notice.


City firm launches multi-disciplinary harassment service

18 September 2020

A City law firm has teamed up with clinical psychotherapists and public relations experts to launch a multi-disciplinary service to advise on sexual misconduct and harassment cases.


Wills firm justified in sacking employee who left client sweary message

4 September 2020

A will-writing business was entitled to fire a member of staff who accidentally left a message on a potential client’s voicemail about getting drunk and littered with swear words, a tribunal has ruled.


CPS solicitor “was not too ill” to bring tribunal claim in time

2 September 2020

A former Crown Prosecution Service solicitor was unwell with stress but not so ill that she could not bring an unfair dismissal claim in time, an employment tribunal has ruled.


Legal profession must be “more open about menopause”

2 September 2020

More openness about the menopause is needed, the Law Society said yesterday as it released guidance on experiencing menopause in the legal profession.


Judge rejects challenges to £13k award for age discrimination solicitor

27 August 2020

A judge has refused applications from both sides to reconsider his decision to award an experienced property solicitor damages of £13,200 for age discrimination by a law firm.


Judge loses race discrimination claim over litigant’s complaint

10 August 2020

A judge has failed in his claim that he suffered discrimination, harassment and victimisation due to his race over how a complaint against him by a litigant was dealt with.

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