July 2017

26th July 2017

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The End of Employment Tribunal Fees

26th July 2017

The Supreme Court has this week ruled that employment tribunal fees are unlawful. The government will now have to repay fees circa £32 million to claimants. We discuss how this changes everything. Employment tribunal fees were introduced in the summer of 2013 and since then any claimant has had to pay a fee to lodge […]

The Fight for Equal Pension Rights for Same-Sex Marriages

17th July 2017

The Supreme Court makes progress in equal pension rights for same-sex marriages Wednesday 12th of July 2017 saw a landmark decision from the Supreme Court in the UK. I’ll get into the meat of the decision shortly – what was truly surprising was not the decision itself, but the fact that it even needed to […]

An Employer’s Guide to Restrictive Covenants

5th July 2017

Let’s begin with what restrictive covenants actually are: simply put, they are clauses in employee contracts that are designed to restrict ex-employees from specific actions that could be seen as detrimental to the well-being of a business or its competitive advantage.  For example, an employee who leaves to set up a company of their own, […]