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Off the record conversations

‘Without prejudice’ correspondence or conversations, which take place in a genuine attempt to settle a dispute, cannot then be used as evidence in subsequent legal proceedings. There are a few...

Restrictive Covenants

Restrictive covenants are terms in contracts of employment which restrict the employee’s activities after employment has ended. They will be void – and unenforceable – for being in restraint of...

Discrimination

Discrimination arising from disability happens when an employer treats an employee unfavourably because of ‘something’ arising from their disability and the employer cannot justify the treatment as a proportionate way...

Constructive Dismissal

An employee is constructively dismissed if the employer fundamentally breaches the contract of employment and the employee resigns in response. A breach of the implied term of trust and confidence...

Her Majesty The Queen

As a firm we are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty The Queen. Queen Elizabeth II, our longest-reigning British monarch has been a constant symbol of duty and...
Since the estimated cost to raise a child from birth to age 18 for a single parent climbed to £193,801 in 2021, fair financial arrangements in relation to children are...
Employers dread the vexatious litigant. Even the most spurious of Employment Tribunal claims takes up valuable management time and incurs legal fees to defend. The judgment of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”)...
Notice is normally needed in order to lawfully end an employment contract. A failure to give notice – by either party – will usually be a breach of contract. Many...

Injury To Feelings

If an employee wins their claim for discrimination they will be entitled to compensation. That compensation may include a payment for injury to feelings. A case called Vento v Chief...

Confidential Information

Case law has shown that an employee’s right to privacy is not reduced to zero at work. Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights provides that everyone has...

Agency Workers

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (AWR) are derived from EU law. They aim to strike a balance between protecting agency workers and preserving the benefits of flexibility that using an...

Holiday Pay Disputes

Regulation 14 of the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR) sets out a worker’s right to a minimum of 4 weeks’ paid holiday per year which derives originally from the Working...
What are EPCs? An Energy Performance Certificate, often known as an EPC, is a certificate issued by an assessor which shows information about the energy efficiency of the property to which it...
Buying your first home is a daunting process. There is a lot to organise and co-ordinate. It is important to appoint a solicitor that is highly experienced and who comes...

Divorce: Who keeps the dog?

We are a nation of animal lovers. According to the PDSA 50% of UK adults own a pet and 26% have a dog. But what happens to the family dog...
Remote working has hidden employees from sight, causing some employers to worry about what their staff are doing during working hours. The Guardian has reported that one of the world’s...

Brand Refresh

We’ve had a great relationship over the last 15 years, our old logo and the firm. A tip of the iceberg in Clifton Ingram’s long history, one moment in time...
We’re sure everyone is very much looking forward to 17th May with the recent move into Level 3 and easing of COVID restrictions. We, at Clifton Ingram, are preparing to...
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