A bicycle courier is a worker entitled to employment rights according to a recent ruling by the Employment Tribunal. We look at the latest in a string of decisions that are having repercussions across the “gig economy”. Margaret Dewhurst had worked as a courier for CitySprint for two years. In November, she brought a case…Read details
For many, the festive season is a time for celebration and indulgence. Throughout December, bars and restaurants are bustling with work Christmas parties. Very often, people have “one too many” and for the most part go home without incident. But what happens if an employee gets into a confrontation at the office party? Can the…Read details
Bracher Rawlins employment partner Lee Gabbie recently took part in a two-part webinar on Social Media in the Workplace hosted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW). Lee was joined by Yvonne Foster, managing director of Lotus HR. In the first session, the discussion centred on the extent to which employers are able to monitor…Read details
Bracher Rawlins acts for the Newmarket Horsemen’s Group as they successfully secure the rejection of planning permission to build 400 houses in Newmarket In 2014, Lord Derby was granted outline planning permission to build 400 homes at Hatchfield Farm in Newmarket. This followed five years of local opposition to the scheme, much of it led…Read details
Pokémon Go has caused headlines around the world since the augmented reality game was launched in the summer. Most have not been positive. A woman in the US is reported to have found a dead body while playing the game. Players have been lured to remote places and robbed of their phones, in one case…Read details
Cinema chain Everyman is the latest of several companies to announce that it is moving staff off zero-hours contracts. It has promised to offer guaranteed monthly hours to hundreds of staff by the end of next year. Everyman’s chief executive Crispin Lilly said after the announcement: “Our staff have never had problems with zero hours…Read details
In May we held our annual charity quiz and were delighted to raise more than £5,000 for Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity. The charity grants wishes to children aged from three to 18 who are living with serious or life-threatening illnesses. The charity recently wrote to us to let us know that the money we…Read details
With more and more women on maternity leave complaining about the treatment they receive from their employers, it is important that employers know what legal rights employees have before, during and after maternity leave. In this article, we summarise the law on maternity. A recent report by Citizens Advice says that the number of women…Read details
Ed Slaiding and Matthew Cowan from our corporate team recently acted for Dragons’ Den star Sarah Willingham in connection with her investment into the Craft Gin Club.
You can read about Craft Gin Club’s appearance on Dragon’s Den here.