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Law Society Gazette – Equality Act under the spotlight in veganism claim

Law Society Gazette – Equality Act under the spotlight in veganism claim

Comments from Senior Associate, Hayley Trovato, were featured by the Law Society Gazette in an article about a man making a discrimination claim on the basis of his vegan beliefs. Read more here.

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December 5, 2018
Posted in In the Press

Divorce law reform must protect children, says Resolution

Divorce law reform must protect children, says Resolution

Resolution has called for an “urgent reform” in divorce law to reduce the emotional impact it has on children.

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December 5, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Real Living Wage to rise to £9 an hour

Real Living Wage to rise to £9 an hour

The real living wage is to see a 2.8% rise to £9 an hour and a 3.4% rise to £10.55 an hour in London.  The rate, which is calculated independently by the Living Wage Foundation is different from the National Living Wage as employers voluntarily sign up to it.  Companies, who do, are required to…

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December 3, 2018
Posted in Employment Law Update

Can a dismissal without warning for ‘serious’ misconduct, as opposed to gross misconduct, be fair?

Can a dismissal without warning for ‘serious’ misconduct, as opposed to gross misconduct, be fair?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) in Quintiles Commercial UK Limited v Barongo held that it could. Facts: Mr Barongo was employed by Quintiles Commercial UK Limited (“the company”) as a medical sales representative. He was put through a disciplinary process for two acts of misconduct (i) failing to complete an online compliance training course by…

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December 3, 2018
Posted in Employment Law Update

If a worker does not apply for the minimum annual leave due under EU law (4 weeks) during a leave year, is the right to that leave automatically lost at the end of the year?

If a worker does not apply for the minimum annual leave due under EU law (4 weeks) during a leave year, is the right to that leave automatically lost at the end of the year?

The European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) held in Max-Planck-Gesellschaft v Shimizu  that it is not lost unless the worker has been given an opportunity to take that leave and the employer can show that it encouraged the worker to do so. Facts: Mr Shimizu worked at the Max Planck Institute, a private scientific support institution…

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December 3, 2018
Posted in Employment Law Update

Can an employer be vicariously liable for injury caused at an impromptu work after party?

Can an employer be vicariously liable for injury caused at an impromptu work after party?

The Court of Appeal held in Bellman v Northampton Recruitment  Limited  that it could. Facts: Mr Bellman was a sales manager for Northampton Recruitment Limited (“the company”).  He was a longstanding friend of Mr Major, the company’s managing director. The company held a Christmas party at a golf club and when it ended, Mr Major…

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December 3, 2018
Posted in Employment Law Update

The Benefits and Pitfalls of Home Working

The Benefits and Pitfalls of Home Working

There are now more than 1.5m home workers in the UK and this number is rapidly growing.  The rise of remote working has resulted in many businesses changing beyond recognition. Many are now made up of virtual teams working across different offices in different time zones all around the world.  A survey conducted by ‘Up…

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December 3, 2018
Posted in Employment Law Update

Legal IT Insider – Acertus takes OGR Stock Denton live on iManage Cloud

Legal IT Insider – Acertus takes OGR Stock Denton live on iManage Cloud

Legal IT Insider recently featured OGR Stock Denton LLP in an article on the implementation of our new IT systems – read more here.

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November 29, 2018
Posted in In the Press

Legal IT professionals – Ascertus Limited takes OGR Stock Denton live on iManage Cloud

Legal IT professionals – Ascertus Limited takes OGR Stock Denton live on iManage Cloud

We were recently featured on Legal IT Professions in an article about our new IT system. Read more here.

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November 29, 2018
Posted in In the Press

Finchley solicitor named ‘Family Law Commentator of the Year’ at prestigious ceremony

Finchley solicitor named ‘Family Law Commentator of the Year’ at prestigious ceremony

A Finchley-based solicitor has been named ‘Family Law Commentator of the Year’ at a prestigious ceremony. Graeme Fraser, a Partner at OGR Stock Denton LLP, received the accolade at the Family Law Awards on Wednesday 28 November 2019. The award follows a rigorous judging process, which saw Graeme shortlisted, followed by an online poll of…

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November 29, 2018
Posted in Latest News, Press Releases