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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Judges and Flexible Working: Is there a Cost?

The Lord Chancellor, Kenneth Clarke, has announced a strategy to appoint more women judges (‘Solicitors Journal’ 29 November 2011). Everyone supports the principle of equal opportunity. More controversially, I believe that concessions should be made to encourage more women to … Continue reading

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Employment Status: Are You Really A Partner?

The dance goes on. Disputes over employment status never go away. As Employment Judge Emerton said in Ferrao v Create Health Limited (Case No. 2300758/2011), where I represented the successful claimant, a ‘bank nurse’, ‘if it quacks like a duck, … Continue reading

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Unfair Dismissal:Is Two Years Too Long?

The coalition government plans to change the qualifying period, before an employee can claim unfair dismissal, from one to two years, in April 2012. Vince Cable, Secretary of State at the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, said yesterday: ‘’The … Continue reading

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