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When does conduct amount to “gross misconduct”?

When does conduct amount to “gross misconduct”?

Dismissing an employee for gross misconduct is the ultimate sanction. It means that the employee’s misconduct is so serious that the employer can terminate the contract with immediate effect without notice or payment in lieu. The Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures describes acts of gross misconduct as being ‘so serious in […]

New law to protect emergency workers against assaults is now in force

New law to protect emergency workers against assaults is now in force

New legislation which doubles the maximum sentence for common assault from six months to a year, if committed against a police officer, medic or prison officer, comes into force today (13 November 2018). The Assault on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018, was debated in parliament before receiving Royal Assent earlier this year. The tougher laws […]

Jolene Hutchison recommended in The Spear’s 500, 2019

Jolene Hutchison recommended in The Spear’s 500, 2019

Congratulations to Jolene Hutchison, Partner and Head of Family and Divorce law, who has been included in The Spear’s 500, 2019. The annual publication recognises the top private client advisers, lawyers, wealth managers and service providers for HNW individuals.  Jolene has been listed as a recommended family lawyer with a main focus on HNW divorce […]

Deal or no deal: Brexit and Family Law in the UK

Deal or no deal: Brexit and Family Law in the UK

In the midst of the confusion as to when Britain will finally exit the EU and what the eventual deal will look like, the crucial impact upon international family law needs to be considered. With approximately 1 million British citizens living in EU member states and 3 million citizens from other EU member states living in the […]

Blaser Mills Law recognised in the ‘UK’ and ‘High Net Worth’ Chambers and Partners guides

Blaser Mills Law recognised in the ‘UK’ and ‘High Net Worth’ Chambers and Partners guides

With 6 practice areas recommended and 5 lawyers recognised, Blaser Mills Law are delighted to announce our Chambers and Partners rankings. Visit our Chambers UK page for more details on each of our rankings and see below for what our lawyers have been recommended for. Family/Matrimonial Jolene Hutchison’s practice encompasses private children law matters and […]

Digital inheritance

Digital inheritance

What happens to your online data when you pass away? When someone passes away, they have more to their name than just physical assets, they also have all of their online accounts such as social media, ITunes or email accounts. These accounts contain personal data such as photo albums and music collections, which can have personal […]

Blaser Mills Law welcomes new Senior Associate, Javita Malhotra.

Blaser Mills Law welcomes Senior Associate, Javita Malhotra, to the firm’s Legal 500 and Chambers UK ranked Family & Divorce team. Bringing a wealth of experience to the team, Javita advises on all aspects of divorce and separation, financial remedy and disputes relating to children. Javita has built a loyal following of contacts and clients, […]

Britain is “open for business”

Britain is “open for business”

With austerity “finally coming to an end”, in the last Budget speech before Brexit, the Chancellor, Philip Hammond spoke of measures to help British businesses “invest and grow”. However, the BBC has today reported on how more than 200 UK shopping centres are “in crisis”, so how will Mr Hammond’s proposals help the high street […]

Employer’s Vicarious Liability – how far does it extend?

Employer’s Vicarious Liability – how far does it extend?

The concept of vicarious liability (where an employer is lawfully responsible for the acts of its employees) is well established and employers liability insurance is a legal requirement. But how far does liability extend and does it include independent contractors? Two recent cases involving Morrisons and Barclays Bank highlight how far liability extends. Various Claimants […]

Blaser Mills Law recognised as a ‘Top-class firm’ in The Legal 500, 2019

Blaser Mills Law recognised as a ‘Top-class firm’ in The Legal 500, 2019

With 9 practice areas recommended, 21 lawyers recognised and 2 ‘Next Generation Lawyers’, Blaser Mills Law are delighted to announce our Legal 500 rankings. Visit our Legal 500 firm page for more details on each of our rankings and see below for what our lawyers have been recommended for. Crime Daniel Martin is ‘particularly good as he […]