Archive | June, 2014

Truro Employment Law : Flexible Working the rules change today

Truro Employment Law The right to request flexible working- the Law Changed this week!!!!!! Flexible working can describe a place of work, a type of contract,  part time working, flexitime, job sharing and shift work. From 30 June 2014 every employee has the statutory right to request flexible working after 26 weeks employment service. Before […]

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Litigation Solicitors In Cornwall : Right to Die Denied

The Supreme Court dismissed the right to die appeal brought by the wife of the late Tony Nicklinson and campaigner Paul Lamb in a landmark judgment today. The appellants claimed the prohibition on assisted suicide in section 2(1) of the Suicide Act 1961 is incompatible with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. However, the majority of the full […]

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Litigation Cornwall: Court of Appeal rules against second airline on flight delays

The Court of Appeal yesterday handed down its judgment in Dawson v Thomson Airways, rejecting the airline’s appeal against the award of compensation to a passenger. The claimant had been delayed by six hours on a flight from Gatwick to the Dominican Republic and claimed £480. He started his claim just before the six-year limitation period, established […]

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Human Rights In Cornwall : Minor Spent Convictions & Cautions need not be disclosed

R  v Secretary of State for the Home Department and another (Appellants) –  The Supreme Court has unanimously declared that government rules regarding the disclosure of spent convictions are unlawful and incompatible with Article 8 of the Convention. T was prevented from employment involving contact with children when  a police caution was disclose in respect […]

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Refusal to Mediate leads to Indemnity Costs Order

In Phillip Garritt-Critchley & Others v Andrew Ronnan and Solarpower PV Limited [2014] EWHC 1774 (Ch), His Honour Judge Waksman QC sitting in the Chancery Division, Manchester District Registry awarded indemnity costs to the Claimants  as a result of the Defendants’ consistent refusal to mediate; an approach which the court deemed unreasonable.   The key […]

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Cornwall Litigation : Windfarms

A Powys equestrian has won a judicial review against the construction of a wind turbine near to his land. Powys County Council had granted permission last December for the 40 metres tall turbine at Upper Pengarth, Radnor, close to where Graham Williams runs his horse riding business Free Rein. He warned of the potentially damaging […]

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