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Thorneycroft News for January 2018

9 things people do on the road that you didn’t know were illegal

29th January 2018

Whether you’re a driver or motorcyclist who passed their test decades ago or you’re an excited new driver who can’t wait to start spending time on the roads independently, every driver knows that they are breaking the law if they drive faster than the speed limit or they run a red light.

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Can you change your solicitor during the conveyancing process?

29th January 2018

Buying or selling a home can be one of the most rewarding but also one of the most stressful events in life. Having to change to a new solicitor during the conveyancing process can be quick and straightforward, however, it can sometimes also make the transaction feel laborious and uncertain.

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Does where you live affect your compensation?

29th January 2018

 

Blog by Paula Bridge

I was at a very interesting clinical negligence “master class” recently with Mr Nigel Poole QC and he mentioned, amongst other interesting points, a settlement meeting in which he had been involved recently where one of the arguments raised by the defendant NHS Trust was that his clients compensation should be reduced because he lived in a deprived area.

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Thorneycroft Solicitors gain Conveyancing Quality Scheme re-accreditation

26th January 2018

We are delighted to announce that our conveyancing team here at Thorneycroft Solicitors has been re-accredited as a member of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS). This is the recognised mark of excellence for firms providing residential conveyancing services.

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The most dangerous jobs in the UK: an infographic

18th January 2018

Ever wondered what the most dangerous jobs in the UK are? Check out our infographic below to find out.

These are the most dangerous jobs in the UK

Vicarious liability for data breaches – the UK’s first class action

10th January 2018

In the first ever class action for a data breach in the UK, the High Court has found that WM Morrisons Supermarkets PLC was vicariously liable for a deliberate disclosure of personal data by a rogue employee who had a grudge against his employer.

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US Navy pilots escape dismissal after creating obscene image in the sky

10th January 2018

Two US navy pilots were disciplined because they drew an enormous picture in the sky over Washington State of male genitalia using their aircraft. Their actions were described as “a condensed air trail resembling an obscene image to observers on the ground.”

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Criminal conviction for failure to give pension

10th January 2018

All UK employers have to put workers meeting certain criteria into a workplace pension scheme and pay minimum employer pension contributions. This is called ‘automatic enrolment’ because the employer has to do it without any input from the worker.

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How long can you work before you are legally obliged to take a rest day?

10th January 2018

All employers have to allow workers to have a 24-hour rest period every seven days under European Law. But what does that actually mean? Slightly strangely, the European Court has held that it can actually be given at any point in a 14-day period.

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Can a legal employment investigation case be too thorough?

10th January 2018

Usually, employers are worried about their investigations not being detailed enough. However, in the case of NHS 24 v Pillar the question was whether the investigation was too thorough!

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