Director And Shareholder With No Contract And No Pay Still Held To Be An Employee And A Worker

Wake Smith Solicitors 27 February 2015
Director And Shareholder With No Contract And No Pay Still Held To Be An Employee And A Worker

In a case in the Court of Appeal which Lord Justice Tomlinson said was "not a good advertisement for our system of resolving employment disputes", Stack -v- Ajar-Tec Limited, Mr Stack was held to be an employee…


Damages Uplift Does Not Apply In Discrimination Cases

Wake Smith Solicitors 27 February 2015
Damages Uplift Does Not Apply In Discrimination Cases

A key case in personal injury law, Simmons -v- Castle (2013) was thought to apply in employment cases until a recent decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal. There has been a significant change to the way that…


Fit For Work Service To Be Rolled Out

Wake Smith Solicitors 26 February 2015
Fit For Work Service To Be Rolled Out

After a successful local pilot scheme, the Government has announced that the Fit for Work Service is set to go live nationwide by May 2015. Particularly useful for SMEs, the Fit for Work Service aims to offer employers…


Wake Smith Appoint New Family Law Solicitor and Mediator

Wake Smith Solicitors 20 February 2015
Wake Smith Appoint New Family Law Solicitor and Mediator

Wake Smith have appointed Alison Gaddes, family solicitor and mediator to join their Family Team at their Campo Lane office in Sheffield city centre. Alison has a wealth of knowledge in the area of family law, having…


A Positive Increase In Our Commercial Department

Wake Smith Solicitors 20 February 2015
A Positive Increase In Our Commercial Department

Despite the continued market difficulties over the last few years the Corporate and Commercial team at Wake Smith has seen a positive increase in corporate transactional work in recent months. This demonstrates…


New Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015, Will They Affect You?

Wake Smith Solicitors 19 February 2015
New Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015, Will They Affect You?

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 ("CDM 2015") will come into force on 6 April 2015 replacing the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007. The CDM 2015 will apply to all construction…


Insurance - A Fairer Future

Wake Smith Solicitors 19 February 2015
Insurance - A Fairer Future

On the 12 February 2015 the Insurance Bill introduced into parliament on 17 July 2014 received royal assent. When that law comes into force in August 2016, insurers will find it that much harder to wriggle out of…


Sexing Up Ambridge

Wake Smith Solicitors 18 February 2015
Sexing Up Ambridge

Up Ambridge way. There was a minor media storm earlier in the month as to the BBC being told not to turn the Archers into a rural East Enders. I do not listen to The Archers and so this was somewhat of a non-event…


£4.9m Compensation Following Fall From Hospital Window.

Wake Smith Solicitors 11 February 2015
£4.9m Compensation Following Fall From Hospital Window.

John Vallance, one of our experienced solicitors from the Medical Negligence Team, secured £4.9m for our client who fell from a hospital window. Clinical Negligence MH (DOB 16 May 81) suffered spinal injuries on…


Posting October 2015

Wake Smith Solicitors 10 February 2015
Posting October 2015

The ban on a corporate company director i.e. the legal requirement for all company directors to be natural persons which has been signalled for some time is now to come into effect in October 2015. For this and…

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