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Blowing the Whistle: Was the Disclosure a Protected One?

6th June, 2017

Is an employer’s belief relevant when deciding whether or not an employee’s disclosure was protected? The Court of Appeal in the recent case of Beatt v Croyden Health Services NHS Trust [2017] EWCA Civ 401 ruled that it is not. For a disclosure to be protected it must be a qualifying one. This means that the disclosure must,... Read More »

General Election 2017: Parties’ proposals for employment law

1st June, 2017

We provide below a summary of the employment law proposals being made by the Conservative Party, the Labour Party and Liberal Democrats in the lead up to the general election on 8 June 2017. Conservative Party proposals The Conservative Party’s manifesto, ‘Forward Together’, was published on 18 May 2017.  The Prime Minister Theresa May stated, on 15 May... Read More »

Aaron & Partners celebrates record-breaking year

1st June, 2017

Annual fee income at Chester law firm tops £8 million for the first time Chester and Shrewsbury-based law firm Aaron & Partners LLP is celebrating a record year after annual fee income grew by more than 11 per cent to £8.7million. The increase reflected a strong performance across the practice with all departments matching or improving on billing... Read More »

Gender Pay Gap Reporting – A Step Towards Equality?

23rd May, 2017

Under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/172) (“GPG Regulations”) and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/353) (“SDPA Regulations”) all large private, voluntary and public sector employers must publish details of their Gender Pay Gap on both their own website and a designated government website. The... Read More »

SRA should be wary of “litigation tactics disguised as conduct complaints” after ‘400 Club’ ruling

18th May, 2017

A Court of Appeal ruling this week that exonerated claimant personal injury solicitors of gaming the system for low-value road traffic accident (RTA) claims is also evidence that the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) needs to take more care when dealing with complaints by parties to litigation, it was argued yesterday. Leading regulatory solicitor Paul Bennett, a partner in... Read More »

Recruitment: Disability Discrimination and Adjustments for Candidates

16th May, 2017

Was a job applicant who suffered from Asperger’s Syndrome indirectly discriminated against by being required to sit a multiple choice “Situational Judgement Test” (SJT) as part of a recruitment process? The EAT in The Government Legal Service v Brookes [2017] UKEAT/0302/16 concluded that she was. The Applicant had applied for a job at Government Legal Service (GLS) and... Read More »

Paul Bennett takes part in Law Society Gazette Roundtable: small firms

15th May, 2017

Our Professional Practices team were featured in the Law Society Gazette today which is the publication of record for the professional when Partner Paul Bennett took part in a recent roundtable discussion on 4th May 2017. Aaron & Partners LLP is not a small law firm but we advise lots of law firms who are through our Professional... Read More »

Taking action over Industrial Action

20th April, 2017

For many, there is an underlying feeling that trade unions and their members in the UK are increasingly likely to resort to industrial action, particularly since the economic recession in 2009. On 14 April 2015, in the run up to the General Election that May, the Conservative party published its manifesto which expressly committed to the protection of... Read More »

Aaron & Partners celebrate April Fool’s Day with AaronBot

5th April, 2017

On Saturday 1st April we announced the launch of AaronBot – an innovative artificial intelligence (AI) robot designed to replace underperforming law firm partners. Unfortunately this was to celebrate April Fool’s Day and we won’t actually be creating AaronBot. However if you are experiencing any Partnership issues, if you have a query or if you simply require advice... Read More »

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