On January 31, 2018
In the case of Various Claimants v Morrison Supermarkets, the High Court has held that an employer was vicariously liable (a situation where someone is held responsible for the actions or omissions of another person) for the actions of an employee who disclosed, on the internet, the personal information of around 100,000 colleagues. Although this
On January 24, 2018
What does APIL (the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) do and what is its accreditation scheme?
APIL has been fighting for the rights of injured people for over 25 years. A not-for-profit campaign organisation, APIL’s member lawyers are dedicated to changing the law, protecting and enhancing access to justice, and improving the services provided for victims of personal injury. Its members are constantly working to promote and develop their expertise in the practise
On January 23, 2018
The SRA is concerned about how some law firms handle personal injury claims when they deal directly with claims management companies (CMCs). In some cases, there has been failure to take proper instructions from clients, claims have been settled without obtaining a medical report and, worst of all, claims have been brought without the knowledge
On January 19, 2018
We are under no illusion that the personal injury claims industry does not come top of the league when it comes to popularity contests, however at Simpkins & Co Solicitors we can hand on heart stand tall and proud when it comes to honesty and integrity. In a week when data from Ofcom revealed that
On January 17, 2018
With the recent freezing temperatures and snowfall dominating the news in early December, what are the facts about parental leave when your child’s school is closed? Parental leave is the legal right to take time off from work to look after your child or make arrangements for someone else to look after your child. Legally,
On January 11, 2018
We’ve all heard and read misguided comments concerning personal injury claims, whether in a newspaper, overheard conversations on the train or a taunt about ‘ambulance chasers’ at a party. These harmful perceptions are having a destructive effect and possibly preventing individuals seeking compensation when they have suffered an injury through no fault of their own.
On December 25, 2017
In a recent case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has overturned an employment tribunal’s decision to strike out a church minister’s complaint of direct marriage discrimination. The minister was employed in North London and had been married for 18 years before his marriage started to break down. He believed that some members of the church would not
On December 18, 2017
The Chancellor presented his latest budget to the House of Commons on Wednesday 22 November, including increases to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and the National Living Wage (NLW). The Government accepted the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission for increases to the NMW and the NLW, which it’s estimated will benefit more than 2
On December 11, 2017
The day in mid-February 2014 began as a normal day out for a mother and her adult daughter. The mother was driving with her daughter in the passenger seat, when suddenly and without warning, a car exited a side road and collided with the mother’s vehicle just behind the passenger’s door. The impact of the
On December 4, 2017
When our clients’ matters have been settled, we ask how we handled their case and for any other feedback. Here are some of the replies: – Dear Steve I am very pleased to accept the offer (made by the defendants) and cannot thank you enough for all the hard work you have done on my
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