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6 December 2013: On Thursday 5th December Thompson Smith and Puxons hosted a gathering of local Employment Law experts at their Colchester offices. The meeting was attended by employment law solicitors from local firms and was addressed by Suhayla Bewley and Chris Pigram, barristers, from East Anglian Chambers who gave excellent talks on employee status and justification in discrimination cases.
6 December 2013: Many employers are not aware that they can be held responsible for a range of actions (or omissions) committed by their employees such as assault, theft, sexual assault and discrimination, even if the actions of the employee are outside the scope of the employees authority or directly against the employers wishes.
2 December 2013: The Green Deal Scheme (‘the Scheme’) was launched on 28 January this year. The Scheme is a Government initiative designed to help homeowners and businesses to carry out energy-saving improvements to their properties, without incurring any up-front costs, by providing them with a long-term loan which is repayable through the property’s fuel bills over a period of time.
2 December 2013: The initiative run by Resolution (representing Family solicitors), and supported by The Law Society and family mediation organisations was held from the 25-29 of November. The week long event was the second national awareness raising event to highlight the alternatives to court for separating couples.
27 November 2013: Payday Lenders have been in the news a lot of late and now BBC’s Newsnight has learned that taking out a Payday loan could endanger peoples chances of getting a mortgage regardless of whether they had difficulties repaying the cash.