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Many of us think “I’m too young” or “nothing is going to happen to me” or “I will address this at a later stage”. However we all know someone who has been subjected to a critical illness, serious accident or a rapid deterioration in health. Should this happen and you’re unable to manage your own affairs it will be too late to appoint a loved one and your affairs will be dealt with by a court. This is why you should think about a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) now.
Under the new law, where an employee successfully claims unfair dismissal the amount of compensatory award they are entitled to receive will be capped at the lower of £74,200 or one year’s gross pay.
From 29th July 2013, Compromise agreements have been replaced by Settlement agreements. However, this is essentially a change in name only and Settlement agreements will remain a legally binding agreement between an
Following changes in employment law, fees are now payable by the Claimant in employment tribunal claims against the employer.
From the 29th July 2013, a party bringing a claim in the employment tribunal or an appeal must pay an ‘issue’ fee.
Pre-termination negotiations became inadmissible in unfair dismissal proceedings following employment law changes on 29 July 2013.
‘Pre-termination negotiations‘ refer to discussions held between the employer and their employee pre-termination of the employment contract with a view to it being terminated on agreed terms.
In 2012 the total compensation bill for NHS medical negligence rose to £172 million, with some London trusts doubling the amount paid out to patients.
The actual amount paid out is actually even higher when legal fees and court costs are taken into account.
A 92-year-old man is claiming compensation after a dental tool negligently fell down his throat and into his stomach.
The man was being fitted with a dental implant when he felt the tool slide down his throat. He was lying back in the dental chair when the dentists asked him if he caught the object. He then responded quickly saying he didn’t catch anything and was unaware of what had just happened.
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