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Monthly Archives: August 2017

When can employers be liable for the discriminatory act of their employees and what steps can employers take to reduce the risk of liability?


In this article, Stacey West talks about some of the steps employers can take to help create a work environment free from unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and discusses what employers can do to minimise the risk of being found vicariously liable for discriminatory acts committed by their employees in the course of their employment. Employers […]

Is there a Moral Obligation to provide for Adult Children?


Ilott v The Blue Cross was the first decision of the Supreme Court under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 providing for an adult daughter to challenge the terms of her mother’s will on grounds that the will did not provide reasonable provision for her. The Supreme Court weighed up the mother’s […]

Jacksons Employment Tribunal Representation


The decision of the Supreme Court last month in the case of R (on the application of Unison) v Lord Chancellor [2017] UKSC 51 to abolish Employment Tribunal fees has the potential to change the landscape in employment law; we are, in principle, back in the position that existed prior to July 2013. It is […]

Introduction to Jacksons Shield


The employment landscape is likely to change and become more litigious once again in the wake of the momentous decision by the Supreme Court on 26 July 2017 that the Employment Tribunal fees regime was unlawful. The Government reacted immediately to abolish the regime and announce that the £32 million pounds generated in fees since […]

Powers of attorney – Safety net or systematically flawed?


There has been a recent BBC article which highlights a retired judge’s views on powers of attorney, namely that there are a lack of safeguards in place for donors. Denzil Lush has expressed his view that a power of attorney can have a “devastating” effect on family relationships. Whilst the above may be true in […]

Are vulnerable children being missed at early stages of neglect?


On 14 August 2017 Action for Children published a report entitled Revolving Door: are vulnerable children being overlooked? The report believes that children are stuck in a revolving door into social care, in a cycle of referral and assessment, but only receiving help at crisis point. The Local Government Association stated that children’s social services […]

Landlord’s Duties for Gas Safety


The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 impose duties on landlords to ensure that gas appliances are safe in rental properties. The regulations apply to appliances and flues provided for tenants’ use in ‘relevant premises’, which are those premises occupied for residential purposes under either a licence, a tenancy agreement for a set term, […]

Jacksons Law Firm donates historical legal books to Judges Hotel, in Yarm


Jacksons Law Firm recently donated over 250 legal books to one of the regions’ finest establishments; Judges Hotel, in Yarm, located in Kirklevington Hall. The full set of case English law reports, some of which date back 150 years, along with a set of statutes were an essential resource for any law library prior to […]

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