Molesworths News Jan - Feb 2012
All the latest industry and legal news from your team at Molesworths.
Girl Awarded £3,000 after Crushing Finger at Party
Date online: 13/02/2012
A seven-year-old girl has been awarded damages of £3,000 from a pub chain after trapping her finger in a cupboard door.
Employment law reforms - More news on clarifications and timings
Date online: 08/02/2012
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has confirmed that the increase in the qualifying period for unfair dismissal claims to two years will only apply to those starting a new job on or after 6 April 2012.
Varying a Will After the Testator's Death
Date online: 05/02/2012
Sometimes, after a person's death, it turns out that their will does not have the effect that was originally anticipated. This can happen if, for example, the family circumstances have changed since the will was made.
Pensioner Who Slipped in Supermarket Awarded £7,500
Date online: 20/01/2012
A pensioner who slipped and fell in a Marks and Spencer food hall has been awarded compensation of £7,500 for her injuries.
Unfair Dismissal Claims - Extension of Time Limits
Date online: 15/01/2012
There are generally strict time limits that apply when presenting a claim for unfair dismissal to the Employment Tribunal (ET). Normally, a claim must be lodged before the end of a three-month period beginning with the effective date of termination (EDT).
Salary Sacrifice - VAT Changes
Date online: 11/01/2012
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have announced that, from 1 January 2012,