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Damages Uplift Does Not Apply In Discrimination Cases

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

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…

A Positive Increase In Our Commercial Department

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…

Wake Smith Appoint New Family Law Solicitor and Mediator

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…

Insurance - A Fairer Future

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

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.

£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

Posting

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…