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Jul 2015

Chadwick Lawrence partners with Quittance Personal Injury Claims

Chadwick Lawrence have announced a new strategic partnership with Quittance Personal Injury Claims , the national panel of local injury specialist solicitor firms. The partnership was announced after nearly two years of collaboration on a new Claimant-focussed approach in the Personal Injury Claims sector. Chris Salmon, Operations Director of Quittance Personal Injury Claims, said “Chadwick Lawrence…

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22
Jul 2015

Voluntary Overtime Can Be Included in Calculating Holiday Pay

The Northern Ireland Court of Appeal has stated that, in principle, voluntary overtime can be included in calculating holiday pay. Although this case was decided in Northern Ireland, it could be persuasive throughout England and Wales. The Court looked at voluntary overtime as being overtime that an employer is not obliged to offer to its…

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22
Jul 2015

Key Decision on Unfair Dismissal

The Court of Appeal has once again emphasised that an Employment Tribunal should not substitute its own view of what it considers that an employer should have done in cases of misconduct but should rather determine whether the decision of an employer to dismiss for misconduct was within what is known as the ‘band of…

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22
Jul 2015

July Budget – Key Employment Law Announcements

The first Conservative Budget of the new Parliament was announced on 08 July 2015. During the course of this Budget, there were several announcements which had significant implications for both employers and employees alike. The first of these is the introduction of what is to be called the new National Living Wage. This is effectively…

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17
Jul 2015

One in seven hospital procedures not needed

Sir Bruce Keogh, medical director of NHS England, has disclosed that one in seven operations and procedures are unnecessary, calling for the ‘waste’ to be reduced. He also estimated that nearly 15 per cent of the NHS budget is currently being spent on procedures and treatments that should not be taking place, costing the Health…

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17
Jul 2015

NHS waiting lists highest in seven years

Figures from NHS England show that the number of patients currently waiting for routine operations and procedures stands at 3.12 million, although as not all trusts report information, the true figure is estimated to be almost 3.4 million. These figures include over 6,100 patients who have been waiting for over a year for treatment or…

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