Author Archives: Jeremy Nelson-Smith

About Jeremy Nelson-Smith

Jeremy Nelson-Smith is an Internet Marketing expert who works with businesses of all sizes to maximise the quality of website visitors, visitor engagement and conversion to contact or buyer.

Redundancy Law: Is it fair to have a selection pool of one?

  When employers make redundancies, they usually know the staff they least want to keep. This was certainly true for me, when I was at The Law Society and needed to lose 10 posts in 1990. But employment law requires … Continue reading

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Age Discrimination: is compulsory retirement at 65 lawful?

Leslie Seldon was an equity partner in a Kent firm of solicitors, Clarkson, Wright & Jakes. The partnership deed had a retirement age of 65. But as Mr Seldon reached his 65th birthday, he realised that he could not afford … Continue reading

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Unfair Dismissal Compensation: are compensation limits unfair?

Are Compensation Limits for Unfair Dismissal Unfair? One of the joys of being an employment solicitor is calculating schedules of loss for claimants in employment tribunal claims; and ‘counter-schedules’ on behalf of employers. Always interesting, claimants include everything possible (as … Continue reading

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Personal Service Companies and IR35: is your company at risk?

Is your personal service company at risk? The 2012 budget statement announced proposals to attack the tax status of some personal service companies: ‘The Government is bringing forward a package of measures to tighten up on avoidance through the use … Continue reading

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Unfair Dismissal April Employment Law Changes: do they affect you?

by James Haley, Solicitor, Just Employment Solicitors Unfair Dismissal: the qualifying period before an employee can claim unfair dismissal goes up to two years for staff starting on or after 6 April. The Government claims that this will encourage employers … Continue reading

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