What Constitutes Good Service?

A recent case of Morby v Gate Gourmet Luxembourg IV Sarl and Specialist Airport Services Limited [2016] EWHC74 (Ch) has confirmed the rules on what constitutes good service. The Court found that a bankruptcy petition had been personally served (on its intended recipient) even though he wouldn’t accept it from the process server and directed his friend to throw the petition in a rubbish bin!

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Business Development Appointment

Turner Parkinson's Business Development team have appointed Oliver Connolly as its new Business Development Director where he will be building on the stellar growth the firm has experienced over the last few years.

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Bank Holidays 2016 and 2017

For many, the Christmas and New Year break probably seems like a distant memory now. People are probably turning their attention to organising their next holiday. With this in mind, some employees are set to gain additional annual leave as a result of the way that Easter bank holidays fall this year, next year and in 2017.

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Can You Snoop On An Employee’s Private Email Account?

In Barbulescu v. Romania the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held that it is not unlawful for the employer to access employees' communications to check they have been working. The case concerned a Romanian engineer who had been dismissed for breaching the company's policy on the use of company equipment for personal use. The company had accessed the employee's Yahoo messenger account and…

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The Living Wage, The National Living Wage (NLW) and The National Minimum Wage (NMW)

On 1 April 2016, the NMW rate will be increased significantly for workers aged 25 and over, with the introduction of what the Government is calling the NLW. The new rate will initially be set at £7.20 per hour but further rises are on the cards over the next four years. The NLW is simply the name the Government has chosen to give to a new rate of the NMW for workers aged 25 and over.  So, from 1…

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