BPE Solicitors is pleased to announce that Antonia Shield, head of BPE’s Commercial Property Team, has been promoted to the role of Deputy Senior Partner.
In this article, Will Carter discusses the recent decision made in the EAT in the case of East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust v Levy in which it was confirmed that Mrs Levy was unfairly dismissed, despite handing in her notice.Read More
In this article Will Carter considers the EAT decision in the case of Talon Engineering v Smith. This case considered whether a dismissal was unfair after the employer refused to postpone a disciplinary hearing when the employee’s union representative was unavailable to attend.Read More
The Law Commission has now set out its full consultation document on what it refers to as ‘Employment Law Hearing Structures’. The recommendations, if accepted by the government and passed into law, could have a significant impact on the Employment Tribunal (ET) system and put more pressure on already overworked and under-resourced organisation. This note looks at some of the proposed changes.Read More
Heterosexual couples will be able to enter into a civil partnership, a union previously restricted to same sex couples. This follows the Supreme Court unanimously ruling in June of this year that restricting civil partnerships to same sex couples was discriminatory and incompatible with European Law.Read More
BPE Solicitors have become an official Business Partner of Gloucester Rugby Club.