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Employers Must Be Proactive To Ensure Workers Get Proper Breaks

In an important test case concerning a bus driver who claimed to have been forced to work eight-hour shifts without a break, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has warned employers that they are required to take a proactive approach to compliance with the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR). The man’s working day was fixed at eight and a half hours on the...

Pest Controller Sees Off £700,000 Fire Damage Claim

Tradesmen who work in people’s homes are often unaware of the potential liabilities to which they are exposed. In one case that proved the point, a pest controller was sued for almost £700,000 following a fire at a listed mansion but managed to defeat the claim with the help of a highly experienced legal team. The pest controller, a sole trader, had been...

Liability for Damage to Sea-Borne Cargoes – Court of Appeal Test Case

In a test case of importance to those involved in the international trade in perishable goods, the Court of Appeal has given guidance on the correct interpretation of the Hague Rules – the international convention which for almost 100 years has regulated liabilities in respect of damage to sea-borne cargoes. The case concerned nine consignments of Colombian...

Couple’s Wall-Building Plans Scotched by Restrictive Covenant

The idea that an Englishman’s home is his castle implies almost limitless freedom to do with your property as you wish. However, the reality is that restrictions often lurk in title deeds and, without legal advice, there is a real risk that you may not realise that they are there. One case that illustrated the point concerned a private housing estate which was...

Free Legal Clinics in Leicestershire Libraries – January to March 2017

Josiah Hincks Solicitors provide free legal advice to individuals throughout the County, through a selection of Libraries in Leicestershire. The clinics are held on the dates below, and are a drop in session with no pre-bookable appointments. All areas of law are covered. Syston Library Monday 16 January 2017            10am-12pm Monday 6 February...

Sacked Director’s Novel Wrongful Dismissal Claim Can Proceed to Trial

In a case that broke new legal ground, a former company director has been granted permission to pursue a wrongful dismissal claim in conjunction with unfair prejudice proceedings under Section 994 of the Companies Act 2006. The man was sole director of a restaurant bookings company that merged with another. He entered into a service agreement with the merged...