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Is the world of elite football protected from the norms of an employee/employer relationship?

A few years back I pursued a claim on behalf of a lovely lady who was on the receiving end of the most consistent bullying I have seen in my job. Her male dominated employer had allowed the bullying to go on unchecked to such an extent that she was openly taunted about her looks

Learning from our mistakes and opportunities to learn

Not a day goes by that we don’t hear stories of how our NHS is in crisis.  On the one hand problems are simply solved by additional funding, on the other it is a more complex balance of market forces.  Too often though, the NHS becomes a political and ideological football bounced around between people


A titan of comedy has died and in his last days chose to marry his long-standing fiancée. Despite the uncontroversial (perhaps even romantic) nature of this decision, some elements of the press appear to be describing his marriage, with some glee, as a final insult to the tax man. Sir Ken Dodd was engaged twice

New Findings Show Cheddar Man Darker-Skinned Than Originally Thought

We’re fascinated by heritage and genetics here at Finders International, so the new findings relating to Cheddar Man grabbed our attention this week. Ground-breaking new analysis has revealed that the first modern Briton had ‘dark to black’ skin, according to research carried out on his remains. Cheddar Man is a human male fossil that was

Fixed costs in medical negligence claims

The Government has finally issued a response to its consultation on fixing costs for medical negligence claims. The aim, it appears, is to reduce the costs for the NHS. Claimant’s personal injury solicitors and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) are needless to say disappointed at the response which appears to focus on the

Personal Independence Payments (PIP)

On 16 March 2017 new regulations were laid out by the Government in response to a Tribunal decision in the case of MH v Secretary for State for Work & Pensions 2016. The new regulations in effect excluded eligibility by a claimant who may have suffered from a mental illness or psychological distress. These new

Court of Appeal rejects valuation model for residential lease extensions

On 24 January 2018, the Court of Appeal delivered its decision in Mundy -v- The Trustees of the Sloane Stanley Estate [2018] EWCA Civ 35. The case concerned valuation principles for residential lease extensions under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (LRHUDA 1993). One of the components of a lease extension premium

Gaps in the law

1) Cyclists There are still substantial gaps in the law and a very clear and obvious example of this is the case of R –v- Charlie Alliston. This was a case where a cyclist, who was aged 18 at the time, crashed into a 44 year old pedestrian whilst travelling on a fixed wheel track

Property update

The government has suggested several proposals to help boost the property market. The main focuses are to help speed up the conveyancing process and help restore consumers’ confidence. Proposal 1 – Buyers and sellers to use the same solicitor At present this is extremely rare as there is much room for a conflict of interest.

National Audit Office Report – managing the costs of clinical negligence in Trusts

The National Audit Office recently published its report managing the costs of clinical negligence in Trusts. Sadly and rather disappointingly, the report has placed little emphasis on its recommendations in 2001 to the NHS to reduce the number of clinical incidents. Instead, the focus of the report appears to be solely on claimants’ lawyers’ costs.