What is a CCJ?

What is a CCJ?

A CCJ (County Court Judgement) is a court order issued to a person or business that has failed to pay money owed to another party. CCJs apply in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In...

What is the Pre Action Protocol?

What is the Pre Action Protocol?

Pre action protocols (PAPs) are the procedures that anyone who is involved in a dispute that may lead to a civil claim being brought to court is expected to follow before entering into court...

What is COSHH? (An Employer’s Duties)

What is COSHH? (An Employer’s Duties)

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) places responsibilities on employers to control the storage and use of substances that present a hazard to health. Hazardous substances are used within a...

Compassionate Leave (and How Much You are Entitled To!)

Compassionate Leave (and How Much You are Entitled To!)

Time off work following the death of a loved one is known as compassionate leave or bereavement leave. How much compassionate leave are you entitled to and what are the conditions of that leave?...

Codicil: Changing Your Will

Codicil: Changing Your Will

Where your personal circumstances change, for instance, through marriage or having a child, you may decide to make a small change to your existing will. In this scenario, adding a codicil to your will...

How to Sue a Company

How to Sue a Company

If you have been let down by a company, the law may allow you to enforce your rights and be compensated for any losses or injuries that have resulted. The legal process you will...

Manual Handling Regulations (A Guide)

Manual Handling Regulations (A Guide)

The Manual Handlings Operations Regulations 1992, later amended by the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002, places a legal requirement on employers to avoid dangerous manual handling, to assess any risk of injury...

Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) – FAQs

Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) – FAQs

A conditional fee agreement, or CFA, is an alternative funding arrangement for those not wanting or able to fund legal representation up front. Commonly referred to as ‘no win, no fee’ arrangements, a CFA...

Fire Safety Regulations (Employers’ Guide)

Fire Safety Regulations (Employers’ Guide)

Employers are legally required to carry out a fire risk assessment in the workplace and put resulting fire safety measures in place to ensure the safety of their workers and the general public in...

Work Break Laws: What are the Rules?

Work Break Laws: What are the Rules?

Under UK work break laws, and in accordance with the Working Time Regulations (1998) and Health and Safety Executive requirements, workers and employees have a right to take regular and uninterrupted periods of rest,...

Premises Licence Application Guidance

Premises Licence Application Guidance

If your business or organisation is involved in a licensable activity, including the sale and supply of alcohol, you will need a premises licence or other similar authorisation from the licensing authority. Below is...

What are Particulars of Claim?

What are Particulars of Claim?

The Particulars of Claim provide the claimant’s statement of case in personal injury and clinical negligence claims. They set out the factual and legal basis upon which the claimant is seeking to claim against...

RIDDOR Regulations – Reporting Accidents at Work

RIDDOR Regulations – Reporting Accidents at Work

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) sets out the guidelines and requirements of responsible parties, such as employers, to record and report work-related incidents. Who is responsible for reporting...

Practice Direction on Pre Action Conduct

Practice Direction on Pre Action Conduct

A Practice Direction contains practical advice on how to interpret the Civil Procedural Rules (CPR). In England and Wales civil litigation is governed by the Civil Procedure Rules (‘CPR’). These represent a single code...

Whistleblowing: Employees’ Rights

Whistleblowing: Employees’ Rights

Whistleblowing is the term used when an employee or worker reports certain types of wrongdoing, typically some form of dangerous or illegal activity that they have seen at work. In other words, they ‘blow...

Seat Belt Law Explained

Seat Belt Law Explained

Under the Motor Vehicles (Wearing of Seat Belts) Regulations 1993, the seat belt law states that anyone travelling in a car or other road vehicle must wear a seat belt, with the enforcement of...

How to Make a Personal Licence Application

How to Make a Personal Licence Application

Under the Licensing Act 2003, every sale of alcohol from licensed premises in England and Wales must be authorised by a personal licence holder. The following guide looks at the eligibility criteria when making...

Employers’ Liability: Your Health & Safety Responsibilities

Employers’ Liability: Your Health & Safety Responsibilities

As an employer, if you fail to take reasonable steps to ensure a safe working environment, and an employee is injured or suffers illness as a result, you may find yourself defending a claim...

How to Make a SAR Request

How to Make a SAR Request

The following guide sets out how to make a SAR request and what you should expect from the organisation you’re requesting the information from. What is a SAR request? By law you have a...

Common Law Partner: What are your Rights?

Common Law Partner: What are your Rights?

In the UK, the concept of the “common law partner” is a myth in legal terms. An unmarried couple living together do not share the same legal status as a married couple or a...