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Help! We need an Admin Assistant/Secretary!

Help! We need an Admin Assistant/Secretary  We’re a very busy law firm in the heart of Highcliffe, Christchurch and we are recruiting an admin assistant/secretary to come and join the team. You must have good secretarial abilities and experience of working in a law firm. You also need excellent English communication skills (spoken & written)
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Government proposes a ban on cold calling for personal injury claims

The Government has announced that it proposes to ban cold calling by claims management companies (CMCs). This concession has been announced after repeated Government resistance to a ban on cold calling for personal injury claims. The announcement follows a long-standing campaign by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) to eradicate cold calling for personal
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European Court of Justice decrees minimum height requirement for Greek police is discriminatory

After a prospective female applicant of 1.68 meters tall filed a suit against the policy of imposing a minimum height restriction for enrolment in Greek police schools, the European Court of Justice held that this was indirect sex discrimination. The minimum height requirement of 1.7m (about 5 feet 7inches) clearly disadvantaged many more women than
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What is compensation for personal injury?

At Simpkins & Co, we are members of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers), a not-for-profit organisation who have been fighting for the rights of injured people for over 25 years. They are dedicated to enhancing access to justice for victims of personal injury and their aim is for everyone in our society to understand the
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Personal injury: What is it and how do I claim?

Personal injury gets a lot of media attention – and not all of it favourable. However, there is a genuine need for legitimate claims to be made when you have suffered a personal injury that was not your fault. The term ‘ambulance chasing’ has been given to unscrupulous law firms who have set out to
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Do you need to establish a workplace dress code?

As an employer, you may wish to consider establishing a workplace dress code which forms part of your staff handbook and employment terms and conditions. For many businesses, it is sufficient to recommend something as simple as ‘business attire’ but in other cases you may need more clarity to prevent any potential issues arising to
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