01 Apr 2021
Next week, new IR35 tax changes will come into force in the private sector, meaning some self-employed workers and the businesses that employ them will have to pay tax differently. Changes were introduced in the public sector in 2017 and were due to come into force in the private sector in April 2020, but were pushed back 12 months due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
As the delayed rules come into force, our head of employment, Daniel Wilde revisits the changes and what they might mean for you.
31 Mar 2021
In business today, getting customers to leave you positive online reviews is a valuable commercial currency. Whatever sector you are in, having good online reviews can cement existing business relationships, help to attract new clients and convince others to use your services. Bad reviews, on the other hand, can cause huge reputational damage and ultimately hit your bottom line.
Our head of dispute resolution and specialist in defamation claims, Ben Jenkins, explains what businesses can do to manage negative online reviews.
25 Mar 2021
“Without prejudice” is a commonly used expression, particularly in legal proceedings, and it is very important to properly understand its meaning. In a recent appeal involving communications giant, Motorola, the Court was asked to examine whether a statement that was made during a “without prejudice” meeting should have been admissible as evidence.
Our head of dispute resolution, Ben Jenkins, provides an overview of the “Without Prejudice” rule and examines its importance in English and Welsh law.
23 Mar 2021
This week at Harding Evans, as people all across the UK mark the first anniversary of the start of the national lockdown, we too have been taking stock and reflecting on the extraordinary events of the last year.
Our Chief Executive, Joy Phillips looks back on how our lives have changed in the last 12 months.
16 Mar 2021
March is National Bed Month, an annual initiative to raise awareness of sleeping well and to promote the importance of sleeping in a good bed. However, choosing the right bed is not only important for the many people who struggle with their sleep. It is also vital for the thousands of incapacitated patients and care home residents across the UK who are forced to spend long periods in their beds, often developing incredibly painful and debilitating pressure ulcers as a result.
Debra King, an associate paralegal in our Clinical Negligence team, explains why this is such an important issue.
11 Mar 2021
While it has offered a glimmer of hope, last week’s Budget announcement served as a stark reminder of the devastating affect that the Covid pandemic has had on the economy. Unemployment is at the highest level for five years and looks set to increase further in the months to come.
As millions of workers continue to worry about the security of their jobs, our head of employment law, Daniel Wilde, gives his advice on employee rights for anyone facing redundancy.
09 Mar 2021
Here at Harding Evans, we know that our continued success relies on nurturing and supporting talented individuals, and we are delighted to announce that two of the HE team have recently reached an impressive milestone in their career, as Catherine Millington (Clinical Negligence) and Holly Spencer-Biggs (Dispute Resolution) qualify as Solicitors.
08 Mar 2021
As part of our International Women's Day celebrations, Danielle Howell, a senior associate in our clinical negligence department, tells us about a remarkable woman who made a lasting impact...
03 Mar 2021
So-called ‘Never Events’ are currently hitting the headlines again - as a hospital trust in Cornwall is warned over the number of serious medical errors occurring at its sites, and a national report is published into such incidents. Our head of clinical negligence, Ken Thomas, explains more about these rare but potentially devastating events.
26 Feb 2021
This Sunday, 28th February, is Rare Disease Day. As people across the world plan to mark the event in some way, senior associate in our Clinical Negligence department, Danielle Howell, explains why it is so important to raise awareness of and research into rare diseases to reduce misdiagnosis errors for the millions of patients living with one of these uncommon conditions.
23 Feb 2021
Could last week’s landmark judgment from the Supreme Court that Uber’s drivers should be classified as workers rather than self-employed bring an end to the days of companies profiting from grey areas in UK employment law?
Our head of employment law, Daniel Wilde, reviews the judgment.
22 Feb 2021
Family & Matrimonial
After years of campaigning to remove the need to blame one of the parties when seeking to divorce, a new no-fault divorce law is due to be introduced in England and Wales this autumn. Described by the Law Society as “bringing UK divorce law into the 21st century,” the new law is being welcomed as a huge step forward by family law professionals.
Senior associate in our Family Law department, Leah Thomas, explains why this development will be so important to couples wishing to separate.