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Nov 18 2014

Local solicitors support Christmas lights switch on

Established south Wales solicitors firm Peter Lynn & Partners are proud to be supporters of the Christmas lights switch on in Mumbles again.

PL&P, who have an office in Newton Road, Mumbles, are looking forward to the special switch on event on Thursday, November 20th at 7pm to be conducted by two Wales captains – Swansea City’s Ashley Williams and Ospreys’ Alun Wyn Jones.

“Once again it is a pleasure to support the Mumbles Christmas lights switch on,” said senior partner Peter Lynn.

“It always a special time of the year and I always think the Mumbles event signals the start of the countdown to Christmas, and as well as that the event exudes a real community feel throughout the village.”

Added Peter: “As an avid sports fan I’m particularly looking forward to this year what with Ashley Williams and Alun Wyn Jones conducting the switch on.”

Mumbles Traders Association, in conjunction with shops…

Nov 11 2014

Swansea law firm urges businesses not to panic in the wake of ground-breaking Employment Tribunal appeal

With the recent case for overtime being included in holiday pay hitting the headlines, many businesses may be in a state of panic.

The Employment Appeals Tribunal case saw workers win a claim for additional holiday pay based on the amount of overtime they had worked, however established solicitor Peter Lynn & Partners has urged businesses that this new ruling is no reason to change attitudes towards overtime.

“The Employment Appeals Tribunal has ruled on a number of joint cases concerning the definition of ‘normal remuneration’ and the calculation of that in terms of holiday pay entitlement. A statutory right of…

Nov 11 2014

Leading Swansea solicitor backs the BBC in raising awareness on the risks that come with failing to write a Will

Established law firm Peter Lynn & Partners has echoed the findings of a recent BBC campaign to get individuals to take making a Will seriously.

According to the BBC and the latest figures from the Law Society, the majority of people aged under 55 are yet to write a Will. The BBC also found that using templates to write a Will also comes with a number of risks, with Peter Lynn & Partners recommending a professionally drafted document over the ‘do-it-yourself’ option.

“A Will is the only way that you can keep control of your estate and financial affairs after your…

Nov 6 2014

Leading Swansea solicitor urges businesses to think twice after employment tribunal win

Established law firm Peter Lynn & Partners has reiterated the importance of following correct legal procedures when dismissing employees.

The Swansea-based legal practice recently celebrated successfully pleading a case of unfair dismissal that was heard by the Employment Tribunal in Cardiff.

The Tribunal found that the Respondent had failed to follow any kind of fair procedure, and is likely to award a five figure sum in damages to the Claimant.

“The case hinged massively on procedural unfairness. The Respondent failed to adopt any form of procedure before coming to the decision to dismiss the Claimant, and it continued in the same vein…