Author Archives: JBGass

What Brexit Means for Employment Law

Some time has now passed since we all woke up one Friday morning to find out that we will soon no longer be Europeans! A lot of issues were discussed in the run up to the referendum, but not much was made of what, if any impact a Brexit vote will have on our employment […]

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Court of Appeal to Award a Woman £164,000 From Her Estranged Mother’s Estate

The media has been littered with coverage of a recent Court of Appeal’s decision to award daughter money she had not been left via her mother’s Will. After a lengthy court battle, the Court overrode Melita Jackson’s Will, which left her £500,000 Estate to animal charities and expressly stated she did not want her daughter […]

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Summer is Coming – Planning a Holiday With the Children?

Whilst the weather may have us think differently, we are rapidly moving into the summer months. The May half term school holiday break is always a timely reminder that it will not be long before the long summer holiday period is upon us. For those parents who are separated it is usually around this time […]

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Drink Driving Law Change – Statutory Option for Drink Drivers Removed

From the 10 April 2015 onwards, the option of replacing an evidential breath specimen with a blood or urine specimen where the breath test has exceeded the legal limit by just under 50% has been abolished. Replacing the breath specimen with a blood or urine specimen was known as the statutory option.  It allowed suspected […]

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Fraudulent Claims That Cannot Be Challenged

The case of Hayward v Zurich Insurance Company Plc was determined by the Court of Appeal on 31 March 2015 but it started as long ago as June 1998 when Mr Hayward suffered an accident at work in which he injured his back. In 1999, Mr Hayward’s employer obtained video surveillance evidence which appeared to […]

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