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In what could be the largest ever equal pay challenge in UK history, legal proceedings have begun against retail giant Tesco. Up to 200,000 shop floor staff could be affected by the claim, which has the potential to cost Tesco up to £20,000 per worker in back pay over at least 6 years. If successful, the final compensation bill could be as much as £4bn. (more…)

David Bailey, Partner in the Dispute Resolution team, discusses the question in the Times Newspaper.

Mediation is generally a cost-effective alternative way to secure dispute resolution. These days, typically in commercial cases, parties arrive legally tooled up with a full set of solicitors, barristers and experts, much as they would for a trial, and act accordingly. (more…)

The stalling property market has led some frustrated sellers to set up online raffles to sell their homes, but David Schollenberger of Healys says they must make sure they don’t fall foul of the Gambling Commission. (more…)

December 7, 2017 3:44 pm

There has been a great deal of uncertainty and animosity between the UK and the EU since the referendum of 2016 and the implementation of Article 50 in March 2017. It is not clear what kind of relationship the UK will have with the EU in the wake of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, or what form a post-EU arrangement will take. There are however several likely implications for EU nationals in the event of a hard or soft Brexit: (more…)

Compared to other European jurisdictions, Cyprus has been relatively slow to legalise land based gaming and launch online sports betting. But now that it has begun to open up its gambling market, David Schollenberger of Healys sees great potential ahead for the country. (more…)

October 17, 2017 2:46 pm

No, is the short answer. It is a long standing myth that cohabiting couples have the same rights financially as married couples, this is not the case. Although in very few circumstances, as a cohabitee, you may have some rights financially, this is not guaranteed. (more…)

Robert Johnson has been awarded Commercial Litigation Solicitor of the Year 2017 by the Finance Monthly Law Awards. (more…)

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October 13, 2017 11:01 am

As family solicitors, a large percentage of our work relates to disputes following breakdowns of relationships in respect of time children spend with the other parent. (more…)

There is a lot of talk about fraud these days and rightly so. It is expensive, damages businesses, can have lasting emotional effects and we are all victims in one way or another. (more…)

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September 27, 2017 12:11 pm

When I have been faced with the prospect of a case not going our way, I have advised clients that they should consider withdrawing an appeal and reapplying rather than having a negative decision that could be adverse to the client in future applications. This is even more so where the court casts doubts about the credibility of the appellant, documentary evidence  or witnesses that support the appellant’s case. (more…)