P&O Ferries

P&O Ferries sacking 800 staff – What are the legal implications?

The UK public and government reacted with dismay after P&O Ferries sacked circa 800 seafarers out of the blue, with no warning or redundancy procedure last month. In the UK, employers making large scale redundancies, are legally required to consult workers during a statutory notice period before making them redundant. Section 193 of the Trade…
Inheritance Divorce

Inheritance and how the court deal with this within divorce proceedings

How the court deals with inheritance within divorce proceedings is an issue that arises quite frequently. Clients can be surprised and upset when they find out that they may not be able to keep their inheritance and their spouse may be able to claim a share. Each case depends on the individual facts and circumstances.…
Statutory benefits

Employment Update: New rates and limits for 2022 – 2023

April traditionally sees an annual increase in a number of statutory rates and limits relevant to employers and employees alike. The changes relate to the setting of minimum rates such as those for the National Minimum Wage and to statutory benefits like Statutory Sick Pay and the various statutory family friendly payments. They also feed…
Pitfalls of recruitment

Top tips to avoid the pitfalls of recruitment

The pandemic and its continuing impact has been driving people to reconsider their working and personal lives. Some have chosen to leave the job market and others have chosen to semi-retire and enjoy life a bit more. Recent statistics show the economy is moving to fuller employment. This is leaving the job market in a…
carvers solicitors

Exciting move for local firm Carvers Solicitors!

Carvers Solicitors are bringing their teams together under one roof in their Washwood Heath office. After more than 40 years’ operating in the Hodge Hill and Washwood Heath areas, the firm will soon be united under one roof. It had been hoped that this could be achieved at the end of 2021, however restrictions meant…
Wilkes solicitors

The Wilkes Partnership welcomes two new solicitors to the firm

The Wilkes Partnership are pleased to announce the appointment of two solicitors who have joined their expanding Corporate and Real Estate teams. Kiran Munawar, who will be working within the corporate team, joins Wilkes after working for a national firm. Kiran Manku joins the real estate team, having previously worked at other law firms within…
SSP Rebate Scheme

Lifting COVID restrictions and Closure of the SSP Rebate Scheme

Earlier this week, Boris Johnson revealed details of the Government’s ‘Living with COVID-19 Plan’. As part of this plan it will include the closure of the SPP Rebate Scheme which currently allows small and medium-sized employers to recover up to two weeks Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for each employee who is off work due to…
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