Williamsons Solicitors News Stories

Service of documents by email valid

Email

Legal documents once had to be placed in someone’s hands, or at least mailed to his or her registered address, to be validly served. However, a Supreme Court decision of particular interest to… Read More

"Gross misconduct" a product of disability

Dismissal

When considering allegations of workplace gross misconduct, it is often not enough simply to establish that a forbidden act occurred, without going on to discern the reasons for it and whether those… Read More

Uber to appeal further to the Supreme Court

Uber

Online taxi company Uber has failed to convince the Court of Appeal that drivers who make use of its app are self-employed contractors, rather than ‘workers’ within the meaning of the Employment… Read More

What is a listed building?

Urn

What is a listed building? The Court of Appeal has ruled in a guideline case that two 18th century urns and their pedestals fit the bill. The decision left a landowner who removed the items from his… Read More

Compliments of the season!

Christmas - Website

  Another year draws to a close! To all our clients and friends we send our compliments of the season and best wishes for 2019. Read More

Keeping businesses intact for generations!

Sheep

Keeping farming businesses intact through the generations can be difficult and that is why professional estate planning advice is always necessary. The point was illustrated by a case in which the… Read More

Restaurant attracts trade mark owner

Moulin Rouge

Before naming your business or registering an internet domain name it always pays to seek professional advice in order to avoid confusion and to ensure that you are not breaching anyone else’s… Read More

Poundstretcher fined for safety breaches

One pound

Employers who put their staff at risk by failing to abide by health and safety rules are routinely hit hard in the pocket. Exactly that happened to Poundstretcher, they were fined £1 million after… Read More

Check your email security!

Data Security (3)

Ease of communication by email is vital to any modern business, but also presents a golden opportunity to fraudsters. A Court of Appeal case in which a small company was devastated by an… Read More

Delivery drivers are not ‘workers'

Lorry

The High Court has ruled in a guideline case that a group of food and drink delivery drivers who can substitute others to perform their roles are not ‘workers’. The decision spelt defeat for a trade… Read More

Money once parted with is hard to recover

Money Notes

Money, once parted with, can be very hard to recover and sensible people seek legal advice before handing over cash even to their loved ones. The point was powerfully made by a case in which a woman… Read More

Probate fee rises back on the agenda

HMCTS

Early last year it was announced that there would be an increase in the court fee payable to obtain a grant of representation to an estate from the current level of £155 for solicitor applications… Read More

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