Stepping Into The Shoes Of A Linkilaw Intern

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Looking for opportunities during the intern season can be a stressful and time consuming process. However, when I stumbled across Angel List, a website which puts candidates in touch with Startups and SME’s, this all changed. Some Context I entertained the possibility of a startup internship for a couple of reasons, which for me distinguished them from larger companies.  Firstly, …

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Employment Tribunals: Does My Business Need Representation And Can We Ever Claim For Costs?

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Even The Best Working Relationships Can Break Down And Sometimes End In Acrimonious Divorce: What You Need To Know About Employment Tribunals In The UK. Today employees know more about their rights and employment tribunals than ever before and quite right too but the advent of the internet, social media, press coverage and specialist help forums provides them with a …

How Does Vicarious Liability Affect Employers?

How Does Vicarious Liability Affect Employers?

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How Does Vicarious Liability Affect Employers? Vicarious liability – it can be a major bane for many employers. Sadly, many employers don’t even realise that this is something that can affect them. So what is vicarious liability? It is when an employer is held liable for the actions of an employee or in some cases, third parties like customers or …

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How Business Owners Can Get Costs For Employment Claims

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Historically, one of the most frustrating aspects for employers in employment tribunal proceedings was that employment claims could bring spurious claims, without running the risk of paying the other sides legal fees if they lost. The Smith v Pertemps case put an end to that in 2011 when Mr Watts, the chairman of a recruitment company, was awarded record costs …

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Protect Yourself From Professional Negligence Claims

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When you contact a professional advisor, you expect them to approach your business affairs with care and skill. Even professionals make mistakes – and sometimes these can adversely impact your business with disastrous results. Only last week we learnt that BP will pay $18.7 billion for its gross negligence which resulted in the 2010 Gulf Oil spill. Clients expect high …

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Protect Your Business Against Constructive Dismissal Claims

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Constructive dismissal claims takes place when an employee is forced to leave the job as a result of their employer’s conduct. The employee must prove that the employer committed a serious breach of contract and that they felt forced to leave because of that breach and that they have not done anything to indicate that they have accepted this breach …

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An Inspector Calls: What Happens If My Business Is Subject To A HSE Investigation?

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My Business Is Subject To A HSE Investigation: What Happens Next? HSE inspectors have the right to enter any facility without prior notice so, if an HSE inspector comes knocking, best not to try and put him off as this is likely to send out all the wrong signals. If you’re following HSE regulations and standards, there should be nothing …

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Why Is Early Conciliation So Important In Employment Tribunal Cases?

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Why Is Early Conciliation So Important In Employment Tribunal Cases? After a noticeable slump in employment tribunal cases, the number of new single claims has increased by 16% in 6 months (rising from 3,790 in Q1 to 4,390 in Q3 2014/15) and multiple claims increased by 75%  (from 10,840 to 18,940) over a 12 month period. Some say that this …

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Want To Reduce The Risk Of Absenteeism In Your Business?

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Here’s a transcript of the video “Want to reduce the risk of absenteeism in your business?” Hello, Andrew Weaver here from LawyerFair. As a business owner, I can’t afford generally to be absent, but the risk of absenteeism can be an issue for businesses. We’ve put together a short list here of items that you might want to consider that …