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Monthly Archives: February 2019

High Tide buoyed by Tees Valley businesses

High Tide buoyed by Tees Valley businesses

28/02/2019

A Tees Valley charity dedicated to offering young people valuable career experiences, has bolstered its future by welcoming six industry-leading businesses as corporate partners. High Tide Foundation, founded in 2012 by businesses across Tees Valley, has grown significantly over the last six years and has created a level of membership which offers considerable benefits both […]


ADR or Court?

ADR or Court?

25/02/2019

Before issuing court proceedings, parties to a dispute are expected to comply with the Pre-Action Protocols (“the Protocols”) under the Civil Procedure Rules (“CPR”). Failure to comply with the Protocols can result in the defaulting party being ordered to pay towards their opponent’s costs, win or lose. The Protocols provide for a Letter of Claim […]


Protected Conversations. Off the record conversations – where is the protection?

Protected Conversations. Off the record conversations – where is the protection?

22/02/2019

Protected conversations, used correctly, give employers an opportunity to have a practical conversation with employees about alternatives to potential dismissal in the context of ongoing or in some cases anticipated disciplinary proceedings. A recent article got me thinking… https://bit.ly/2tvy8cn Termination of employment by mutual agreement might be something which benefits both parties. However, it cannot possibly […]


Start-up Business: Thinking of being your own boss?

Start-up Business: Thinking of being your own boss?

07/02/2019

The start of a new year is naturally a time for reflection and looking forward to the possibilities of what the future holds. It is also a time where people look to make changes including maybe making that career change they have been thinking of or starting their own business. It is becoming more common […]


Jacksons Law Firm Announce Charity of the Year 2019

05/02/2019

Award winning law firm, Jacksons, is delighted to announce its charity of the year 2019 as Dragonfly Cancer Trust. The charity was founded in 2007, as Josie’s Dragonfly Trust, by the parents of of Josie Madeline Grove, shortly after she passed away aged 16. In 2017 the charity re-branded and changed its name to Dragonfly […]


Snowed in – do I have the right to be paid?

Snowed in – do I have the right to be paid?

01/02/2019

The weather has turned colder with snow and ice causing travel disruption, so it is safe to say that winter is officially here… but legally where does that leave employees who are unable to attend work becasue they are ‘snowed in’ or due to adverse travel conditions or school closures? You may be surprised to […]


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