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Increase in demand for Acas’ conciliation service  

    The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) annual report for 2017/18, shows that its individual dispute resolution service, a necessary step before a claim can be submitted at the Employment Tribunal has seen an increase in use following the Supreme Court’s decision in July 2017 to scrap the Employment Tribunal fees. The report […]

BT redundancies: BT to cut 13,000 jobs

Telecoms giant, BT has announced that it plans to cut around 13,000 jobs over the next 3 years in an attempt to reduce costs. The Guardian reports that BT seeks to cut £1.5bn in costs after a torrid 18 months and that it also plans to move out of its central London headquarters after almost […]

Termination of Employment

Dismissal notice period starts when employee reads notice The important question of when a notice period begins to run, when an employee is dismissed with written notice being posted to her home address, was answered by the Supreme Court in Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood [2018] UKSC 22. The three competing options […]

The Telegraph and Daily Telegraph apologise and pay damages to former Guantanamo Bay detainee, Omar Deghayes

Rahman Lowe Solicitors successfully represented Mr Omar Deghayes in his defamation claim against The Telegraph and Daily Telegraph who have apologised and agreed to pay damages and legal costs. The Telegraph and Daily Telegraph published a number of articles which falsely suggested that Mr Deghayes used tax payers’ money from compensation he received from the UK Government which […]

Priest in same sex marriage loses appeal

Bishop did not unlawfully discriminate against priest or harass him when refusing to grant a licence following same-sex marriage The Court of Appeal has upheld an employment tribunal’s decision that it was not unlawful discrimination or harassment for a bishop to refuse to grant the requisite licence to a priest to take up a position as […]

National Minimum Wage Rates

On 1 April 2018, the National Living Wage paid to those who are over 25 increased from £7.50 to £7.83 per hour. The National Minimum Wage increased as follows: £7.38 for workers aged 21-24; £5.90 for those aged 18-20, £4.20 for workers under 18. The Government recently “named and shamed” a list of employers who […]

Associated Newspapers apologise and pay substantial damages to Nasim Ashraf and Hafizan Zaman over MailOnline articles that falsely suggested involvement in “Trojan Horse” plot

  Rahman Lowe Solicitors have represented Mr Ashraf and Mrs Zaman in their defamation claim against Associated Newspapers Ltd over MailOnline articles, which has been concluded successfully today. MailOnline published a number of articles which falsely suggested that the couple were involved an Islamist campaign of intimidation to take over Clarksfield primary school in Oldham with the aim […]

Gender pay gap means women in the UK work for free

The Guardian reports that women in the UK effectively work for free for more than two months a year because of the country’s gender pay gap. According to the TUC, and based on data obtained from the Office of National Statistics, “women effectively work for free for the first 67 days of the year”. The […]

The Sun apologises and pays substantial damages over false ‘Trojan Horse’ plot allegation

The Sun has apologised and agreed to pay substantial damages to Nasim Ashraf and Hafizan Zaman over an article that falsely alleged that they were involved in a “Trojan Horse” plot Rahman Lowe Solicitors successfully represented Mr Ashraf and Mrs Zaman with their defamation claim against The Sun. The Sun published a number of articles which falsely alleged that the couple […]

Telegraph apologises and pays damages to Nasim Ashraf and Hafizan Zaman

Rahman Lowe Solicitors successfully represent Nasim Ashraf and Hafizan Zaman with their defamation claim against the Telegraph over alleged ‘Trojan Horse plot’ The Telegraph has today published an apology to Mr Ashraf and Mrs Zaman and agreed to pay them libel damages and legal costs. Zillur Rahman of Rahman Lowe Solicitors along with barrister, Mark […]

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