Services
People
News and Events
Other
Blogs

Latest legal blogs - Stephensons Solicitors LLP

Our solicitors and lawyers regularly write about different legal topics and breaking news, we welcome your comments on our posts. Below you will find links to the latest articles from across the firm. If you would like more information on our services, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 0175 321 6399.

Issue of gig economy workers still live

Martha McKinley
  • Posted
  • Author

A recent employment law case is seen by many as the most significant step yet in bringing the rights of ‘casual workers’ in-line with those enjoyed by full-time employees. Martha McKinley, an employment law expert from the national law firm,...

Is a progressive condition considered a disability?

  • Posted

The legal definition of disability can be found in section 6 of the Equality Act 2010. The Act states: A person (P) has a disability if- P has a physical or mental impairment, and The impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on P’s...

Sexist dress codes: fine or should companies be fined?

Emma Corrie
  • Posted
  • Author

Women of today have the right to dress and express themselves the way they wish to – or so you would think.  It has been well publicised in the media that a receptionist for a national company was sent home from work in December 2015 for refusing...

Airlines still hiding behind 'extraordinary circumstances'

  • Posted

When it comes to going on holiday, or even catching a flight for business purposes, being delayed probably isn’t the first thing you think about. However delays occur for millions of travellers each year. Under EU Regulation 261/2004 passengers are...

Housing associations 'front and centre' in Housing White Paper

Kate Bullen
  • Posted
  • Author

“Housing associations have been doing well – they’re behind around a third of all new housing completed over the past five years” – if the government did ‘glowing reviews’, this would probably be as good as any. The...

Maternity services to be 'future proofed' amid concerns of NHS midwife shortage

Laura Owen
  • Posted
  • Author

There is concern of a midwife shortage on the horizon in Wales as more babies are being born and many midwives are nearing retirement age. The Registered College of Midwives (RCM) annual ‘State of Maternity Services’ report found that in March...

Key report on mesothelioma treatment published

Clare Gammond
  • Posted
  • Author

December 2016 saw the publication of the National Lung Cancer Audit pleural mesothelioma report 2016 . Prepared by the Royal College of Physicians and funded by charity Mesothelioma UK, it suggests that the number of people who survive for more than one...

Clean break best solution for true separation

Amanda Rimmer
  • Posted
  • Author

“It looks like a clean break!” While one might commonly hear those words whilst flat-out on a hospital gurney, it is also very common to hear this from your solicitor when talking about your financial settlement. What is a 'clean break'?...

Bereavement benefit change for better or worse?

  • Posted

When someone loses their most loved one the last thing they want to worry about is how the loss will affect their financial situation. The Department for Work and Pensions currently provide certain benefits for widowed individuals even more so for those with...

Protecting deposits - and your pocket

Thomas Baker
  • Posted
  • Author

With the relatively new government backed ‘help-to-buy schemes’ there has been significant growth in first-time buyers, whether this is through obtaining equity share loans, using a help-to-buy ISA’s to save for initial deposits, shared...

Post Christmas possession proceedings

Louise Hebborn
  • Posted
  • Author

The new year can be a challenging time as the cost of Christmas catches up with us, but for many residential landlords, there is a struggle to collect rent both during the Christmas period and well into the new year. Rents due on the 1 st January and 1 st ...

Can the Booker group keep Tesco on the throne as biggest supermarket retailer?

Thomas Baker
  • Posted
  • Author

Many will have heard about the Sainsbury’s and Argos merger, some questioned the suitability, feasibility and the stability of whether the merger would be to the benefit of the two companies and their customers. Judging by the increase in share price...

Three steps to dealing with discrimination in higher education

Chloe Parish
  • Posted
  • Author

Under the Equality Act 2010, higher education providers, such as sixth form colleges and universities, must not discriminate against their students. Identifying discrimination You must be reasonably sure that you have been discriminated against under the...

Child Abuse in Football: What this means for the game and victims

Liam Goggin
  • Posted
  • Author

In and around November last year, several ex professional football players came forward with allegations that they were victims of child sexual abuse. Within a number of weeks stories from each of these individuals were front page news across the UK...

Reforming the Soft Tissue Injury - Our Response

Kate Sweeney
  • Posted
  • Author

The Government is proposing to make huge changes to personal injury and how we can claim when we are injured through no fault of our own - which includes removing all damages for people in road traffic accidents who suffer whiplash type injures and...

Landmark decision or partial victory? Paulley v First Group PLC

Maria Chadwick
  • Posted
  • Author

On 18th January 2017 the Supreme Court handed down judgment in a case which had been ongoing for some 5 years in respect of the extent of the duties of Public Transport providers to wheel chair users in accessing their services. In 2012, Mr Paulley...

What can employment law tell us about the Denny Solomona case?

Thomas Baker
  • Posted
  • Author

The early winter months are not commonly known for high profile Rugby League stories, however towards the end of 2016 the sport took centre stage on the back pages intriguing fans and legal observers alike. The story concerns New Zealand born Denny Solomona...

What is the 'small claims limit' and why does it matter to me?

Kate Sweeney
  • Posted
  • Author

The way that personal injury cases are handled is changing. Up until now, anyone who suffered an injury through an accident or the negligence of another - and where potential compensation for that injury was above £1,000 - they would be entitled to...

Under fire Sports Direct executive shows power of shareholders

Thomas Baker
  • Posted
  • Author

Recently, the chairman of Sports Direct, Keith Hellawell, survived a so-called 'shareholder revolt' to remain in his post. Mr Hellawell has been under pressure for the past 18 months since the company was subject to several media reports...

NHS accident and emergency services in crisis

Gemma Crompton
  • Posted
  • Author

The increasing problems suffered by the NHS have been well-publicised this New Year with the Red Cross going as far to say that the NHS was suffering a “humanitarian crisis”. The Government has made every effort to play this down, however,...

  • Page 1 of 5