Williamsons Solicitors News Stories

Woman hit by elderly driver compensated

Trolleys (2)

Life-changing road accidents can come out of nowhere as people go about their daily lives, but lawyers are thankfully there to ensure they receive just compensation. In one case, a woman who was… Read More

EAT spots gap in shipping discrimination laws

Sex discrimination

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has expressed concern about a gap in the law which enables overseas recruiters of British seafarers to engage in flagrant discrimination if the vessels on which… Read More

Court acts to protect traveller human rights

Caravan (2)

Gypsies and travellers are amongst the most vulnerable groups in British society but their freedom to pursue a nomadic lifestyle is enshrined in law. The Court of Appeal resoundingly made that point… Read More

Golf club member's contractual rights upheld

Golf ball

Club members who abide by the rules and pay their subscriptions have contractual rights. In a case on point, a judge came to the aid of a man whose cherished membership of a prestigious golf club… Read More

Woman hit by fairground lorry compensated

Dodgems

Event organisers and health and safety professionals should take careful note of a High Court case in which a charity was found partially to blame for an accident in which a woman was run down by a… Read More

The dangers of contracting by email

Email

Contracting by email may be swift and convenient but such informality has serious pitfalls, including the ever-present risk that important messages may be misaddressed or end up in junk folders. A… Read More

Proving clinical negligence can be tough!

Doctor & Clipboard

Even in the absence of proof of clinical negligence, expert personal injury lawyers are capable of winning compensation for their injured clients. In a case on point, a 10-year-old boy was awarded… Read More

Wrongly left out of a loved one's will?

Will & Testament

If you feel that you have been wrongly left out of a loved one's will, you should see a solicitor as soon as possible. The wisdom of acting promptly was emphasised by a case in which a pensioner who… Read More

ET say veganism is a protected characteristic

Vegan

In a decision that broke new legal ground, an Employment Tribunal (ET) has ruled that ethical veganism is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010. Jordi Casamitjana, 55, brought a… Read More

Leaving your dependants out of your will?

Will writing

Failing to remember those who depend on you financially in your will is an invitation to discord amongst your loved ones after you are gone. That was certainly so in the case of a businessman who… Read More

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