Category: Legal


Magistrates’ fine cap lift

Sections 85(1), (2) and (4) of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 came into force on 12 March 2015, providing that all fines and maximum fines in Magistrates’ Courts of...


Decline in Employment Tribunal claims continues

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) published statistics on Employment Tribunal (ET) claims for the period October-December 2014 on 12 March 2015. They show that the number of claims received by the ET in that...


Zero hours contracts continue to rise

There has been considerable media coverage about zero hours contracts in recent times.  Indeed, the Labour Party’s manifesto for this year’s General Election included a pledge to ban zero hours contracts. A Labour Force survey conducted...