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Senior employment lawyer joins Theatr Clwyd board

17th July, 2018

Helen Watson, Head of Employment Law at Aaron & Partners LLP, has taken up an invitation to become a Trustee of both the Trust Board and the Main Board Theatr Clwyd has bolstered its senior leadership team with the appointment of an experienced employment law solicitor to support its vision of being at the forefront of theatre making... Read More »

Why there is more to CSR than just boosting a company’s ego

6th July, 2018

When a business invests in its community it deserves praise – but it must go beyond that, writes Helen Watson, a trustee at Claire House and partner at Aaron and Partners Solicitors. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the link between a company and the community in which it operates. As a trustee on charity boards including Claire House... Read More »

Employee awarded 15 years back-pay

11th April, 2018

Jan Chillery, Insolvency Partner comments on the recent case of Mr A M Coletta v Bath Hill Court – Bournemouth Property Management Ltd UKEAT 0200 17 RN To read the Transcript of Proceedings in full please click here “This case highlights an important aspect of the Statute of Limitations which affects a wider field than employment claims. An... Read More »

The rules on Taxation of Termination Payments have changed

10th April, 2018

New rules on the taxation of termination payments came into effect on Friday 6 April 2018. These rules are part of the Finance Bill 2018 and their purpose is to tighten and simplify the tax treatment of termination payments. As of 6 April 2018, the following will be subject to tax and NICs: Post Employment Notice Period (“PENP”):... Read More »

Sexual harassment in the workplace

22nd February, 2018

Helen Watson, Partner and Head of Employment Law at Aaron and Partners LLP, examines two sexual harassment cases. Sexual harassment has been ever prevalent across the media again following a string of allegations made against Harvey Weinstein, a leading movie producer, in early October 2017. This led on to a number of sexual harassment allegations being made against... Read More »

Tesco equal pay case highlights “abuse of female workforce”

8th February, 2018

Helen Watson, Head of Employment Law at Aaron & Partners LLP warns that the latest gender pay gap story to hit the headlines could be just the tip of the iceberg Supermarket chain Tesco hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons this week after it was reported that more than 1,000 of its female staff have sought... Read More »

Professional Practices and Employment Law Partner, Paul Bennett comments on: SDT issues mental health warning to employers in case of solicitor under billing pressure

11th January, 2018

The SDT have issued a warning to law firms on managing mental health following a successful ruling. Professional Practices and Employment Law  Partner, Paul Bennett comments on: SDT issues mental health warning to employers in case of solicitor under billing pressure. “We do not wish to comment on the specifics of the findings not least as it is... Read More »

Law partner targeting next challenge after gruelling bike raises £5,000

6th December, 2017

Helen Watson, a Partner at law firm Aaron & Partners, took on a 400-mile bike ride across Brazil in aid of two charities A lawyer with a passion for fundraising has raised 5,000 pounds for two charities close to her heart after completing her toughest challenge yet – a gruelling bike ride across Brazil. Helen Watson, Partner and... Read More »

Can an Investigation into an employee’s potential misconduct be ‘too thorough’?

17th October, 2017

The extent to which past conduct can be taken into account by an employer when deciding to dismiss an employee has been clarified by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the recent case of NHS 24 v Pillar [2017] UKEATS/0005/16/JW. This case focused on whether an investigation into an employee’s misconduct was in effect ‘too thorough’ which contrasts... Read More »

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