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Firm makes employee spend 12 months on garden leave

An investment company has upheld its legal right to make an employee spend 12 months on garden leave before taking up a post with a rival firm. An investment company has upheld its legal right to make an employee spend 12 months on garden leave before taking up a post with a rival firm. The is....

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At last, the government is helping you to buy a home!

Many members of the armed forces are not aware that the government has made military family’s top priority to ensure extra help is provided to enable armed forces personnel to purchase their homes. Many members of the armed forces are not aware that the government has made military family’s t....

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Attwaters Jameson Hill raise over £12,500 for Isabel Hospice

Attwaters Jameson Hill Solicitors raised over £20,000 for local charities in the past year. The majority of the funds went to Isabel Hopsice. The was founded with the aim of providing pallative care and support to any adult with a life-limiting disease. These funds have been raised by staff part....

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Girl’s life devastated at birth because doctor arrived too late

A girl is due to receive millions of pounds in compensation for injuries she suffered at birth after a doctor was late attending the labour because he had misplaced his pager. A girl is due to receive millions of pounds in compensation for injuries she suffered at birth after a doctor was late at....

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Surprise increase in corporate liquidations – SMEs at risk

There has been a surprise increase in the number of corporate liquidations. There has been a surprise increase in the number of corporate liquidations. It comes at a time when overall corporate insolvency rates are falling. Figures from the Insolvency Service show there were 3,017 creditors....

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15,000 new homes bought under Help to Buy scheme

More than 15,000 people have signed up to buy a home under the government’s Help to Buy: equity loan scheme. More than 15,000 people have signed up to buy a home under the government’s Help to Buy: equity loan scheme. Housing Minister Kris Hopkins said the figures showed there was a renewe....

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Dental practice manager wins constructive dismissal claim

The manager of a dental practice has won her claim for constructive dismissal after a tribunal found that she had not been given suitable training and support by her employers. The manager of a dental practice has won her claim for constructive dismissal after a tribunal found that she had not be....

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UK businesses forget to invoice clients for work worth £3.7billion

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in the UK are failing to invoice their clients for up to £3.7 billion a year, according to recent research. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in the UK are failing to invoice their clients for up to £3.7 billion a year, according to recent researc....

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Attwaters Jameson Hill solicitors run for charity

As part of our fund raising activity for Macmillan Cancer Tony Brownlie and six of his collegues will be taking part in the Loughton 10k run on 15th June. As well as training for the race, Tony and his team have been securing sponsorship. The monies that they have raised will go towards the target o....

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Many small businesses ‘using pay day loans to survive’

One in six businesses are turning to pay day loans as an emergency measure to stay afloat. One in six businesses are turning to pay day loans as an emergency measure to stay afloat. One in four businesses need additional funding to grow yet say they are being starved of credit. Nearly 20% are ....

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Woman awarded £1.3m after suffering spinal injuries in hospital

A 59-year-old woman has been awarded £1.3m compensation plus £199,750 a year for the rest of her life after receiving negligent treatment in hospital. A 59-year-old woman has been awarded £1.3m compensation plus £199,750 a year for the rest of her life after receiving negligent treatment in h....

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Employer cannot recoup wage increases paid in error

A company has been told it cannot recover wages that were overpaid to employees by mistake over a six-year period. A company has been told it cannot recover wages that were overpaid to employees by mistake over a six-year period. The case illustrates the need for companies to fully understand ....

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