Leading regional law firm, Peter Lynn and Partners are proud to support Bishop Gore Basketball Team by supplying the school with a new basketball uniform.
The school side, who compete locally, was in need of new kit and approached the legal firm for a contribution but were overwhelmed by the offer they received.
Mark Waygood, Head of PE at Bishop Gore Comprehensive said: “We sent letters out to local businesses asking for support and Peter Lynn and Partners were not only the first to reply, but they also offered to cover the full cost of the kit, something we are truly grateful for.”
Stuart Atherton, Partner, commented “sponsoring grass-roots sport is central to our corporate social responsibility strategy and the opportunity to help Bishop Gore Basketball Team was a great way for us to fulfil this aim.”
The team wore the kit for the first time at the 2017/18 Welsh National Schools Basketball…
The BBC has reported the latest legal decision to affect the so-called “gig economy”. This expression refers to working arrangements between parties in which one or both of the parties try to establish that the other is a self-employed independent contractor.
It is essential in a working relationship that proper consideration is given to the status of the worker. The consequences of getting it wrong can be far-reaching and expensive! The law recognises three working status being Employee, Worker and Self-Employed Contractor.
The scope of legal protection and entitlement varies greatly between each of the three categories. It is an employee…
In perhaps the most important judgment in employment law of the last fifty years, the government announced the abolition of employment tribunal fees after the Supreme Court ruled them unlawful.
The surprise ruling by seven justices overturned judgments by the High Court in 2013 and the Court of Appeal in 2015. Instead, the justices unanimously backed an appeal by trade union Unison which argued that the fees were introduced unlawfully.
The immediate consequence is that the Fees Order is quashed so that as of today fees cease to be payable for claims in the employment tribunal (ET) and appeals to the EAT, and…
Peter Lynn and Partners have delivered the first in a series of workshops for businesses in the local community by partnering Swansea BID for a HR & Employment Law talk.
The breakfast event took place in the Dragon hotel and focused on the common employment headaches faced by business people such as salaries, holiday pay, discrimination, employment contracts, plus many other “hot topics” regularly encountered by small to medium sized companies in the area.
Swansea BID Chief Executive, Russell Greenslade, said: “I am pleased to launch the Swansea BID Benefits Workshops. I hope they will give local businesses some invaluable guidance…
In the case study below, we look at the importance of complying with the policies and procedures provided by ACAS in a case involving an employer who utilised a private eye to investigate an allegedly disabled employee.
The employee, who had been working for his employer for 5 years, alleged that he suffered from a disability. The management did not accept the extent of the disability and suspected that the employee had engineered his medical report and may also be working for another employer so utilised covert surveillance to check him out.
Upon receipt of the report, they could not confirm…
To meet the ever-changing needs of the marketplace we have designed a bespoke Human Resources support plan – The Guardian Scheme.
The scheme addresses both the legal and human resource requirements of your businesses as well as health and safety advice as an affordable optional extra.
By addressing both functions we can protect and support our clients while maximising the potential of their greatest asset – their people; and allowing them to concentrate on doing what they do best – running their business.
Guardian Scheme Benefits
- Comprehensive HR advice
- Monthly meetings either by telephone or face to face
- On-line telephone support on…
Whether you are a micro-SME employing less than five people or a well-established, multi-site organisation employing five hundred plus, HR matters can be an issue for many business and potentially very costly.
It is with this in mind that we pose the question “HR Consultant or Employment Lawyer?” as a recent case brought this question to the fore with a very clear answer.
Whilst we are unable to identify the company in question, we are able to outline some key aspects of the case, in particular, the client’s thoughts on this question.
The client, a charitable organisation, required our services to defend…