Insurance Law Update

By |2017-04-26T10:11:42+01:00August 22nd, 2016|Interesting Legal News|

At GLP Business, we are often instructed to represent both Insurance Companies and Respondents to claims in respect of allegations of Fraud. On the 20thJuly 2016, the snappily-titled Versloot Dredgling BV & Another (Appellant) v HDI Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG & Others (Respondents) [2016] UKSC 45 has changed the landscape in respect of collateral lies [...]

Changes to the Consumer Rights Act 2015

By |2017-04-26T10:11:42+01:00October 1st, 2015|Interesting Legal News|

The 1st October 2015 marks the implementation of the new Consumer Rights Act 2015, which contains some long awaited wholesale reforms in the UK. Many of the changes are variations on the rights that already exist in the Sale of Goods Act, but there are a couple of bigger changes that are worthy of note. [...]

Costs management reforms – Has Jackson and Mitchell been a success?

By |2015-09-21T13:53:33+01:00September 12th, 2015|Interesting Legal News|

April 2013 marked one of the biggest overhauls in the Civil Justice System when the Jackson reforms came into force. The main purpose of the reforms was to try and eliminate the previously lax approach to non-compliance. In the run up to the reforms, there was a degree of trepidation amongst the legal fraternity due [...]

Solicitors – The Dangers of Informality

By |2017-04-26T10:11:42+01:00September 10th, 2015|Interesting Legal News|

A recent ruling by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has reprimanded a Solicitor for making “offensive and derogatory” comments to his opponent, including calling him a “plonker”. To provide a little background, in 2012 the Solicitors Regulation Authority  (SRA) received a file of documents from a firm called D & Co Solicitors enclosing evidence of [...]

Discrimination – Christian Worker Fired for Telling Lesbian Colleague She Was Living in Sin, Wins Discrimination Case.

By |2017-04-26T10:11:42+01:00September 10th, 2015|Employment, Interesting Legal News|

In the recent case of Mbuyi v. Newpark Childcare (Shepheards Bush) Ltd, an Employment Tribunal found that a Christian nursery employee was directly and indirectly discriminated against by her employer on the grounds of her religion or belief when it dismissed her for expressing allegedly negative views about a colleague’s homosexuality. The fundamental issue in [...]