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What has been the impact of scrapping employment tribunal fees?

The Ministry of Justice paid out £2.8m in refunds between October and December 2017 following the launch of the employment tribunal refund scheme. A total of 4,800 refund applications were received and 3,337 refund payments made following the abolition of tribunal fees on 26 July 2017. The UK Supreme Court ruled that the fees, paid […]

21st March 2018 Laura Franklin


The Posh job

Peterborough United owner Darragh MacAnthony has sold 50 per cent of his shareholding in the club to Canada-based investors. Peter Ellis and Nick Phillips of Beswicks Legal corporate team and sports law consultant Tim Bailey represented new co-owners Dr Jason Neale (pictured) and Stewart Thompson in the transaction. Shares in Peterborough United, the club known […]


Top tips on dealing with sickness absence

Every week the Beswicks’ employment team answers dozens of questions from employers. We know first-hand the issues that are causing business-owners and HR professionals, sleepless nights. One of the biggest headaches is how to handle absenteeism, so we thought it might be useful to share with you the top three HR questions that we have received so far this year on this hot topic.

Debt Recovery

Are you up-to-speed with the pre-action protocol for debt?

On 1 October 2017 a new pre-action protocol for debt claims came into force, which aims to encourage early engagement between parties, avoiding the need for court proceedings.


Is a work email address personal data under GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is raising many questions among employers, not least whether a work email address should be regarded as personal data.

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