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Inviting a Solicitor Negligence Claim

Posted in Professional Negligence on 24th Mar 2020
Solicitors, Barristers and Chartered Legal Executives are often referred to as legal advisors and there is a good reason for that, beyond convenient shorthand. The job of a lawyer is to advise their client on the law and their options and take instructions from the client. Except in very specific circumstances, such as when the lawyer is acting on a no-win, no-fee agreement and so is putting their own money at risk, it is not the lawyer’s job to decide what is best for their client. Example of Solicitor Negligence: Solicitor acting against client...

Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace

Posted in Employment Law on 3rd Jan 2020
The terms ‘bullying’ and ‘harassment’ are often used interchangeably when discussing unwanted behaviour in the workplace, but they are not the same thing. Harassment Harassment is specifically defined in the Equality Act 2010 and occurs when a person engages in unwanted conduct towards another person that has the purpose or effect of violating the second person’s dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for the second person. Crucially, in order for the unwanted conduct to be harassment, it must...

The Basics Of Contracts: Breach And Remedy

Posted in Civil Disputes on 19th Nov 2019
Breach and Remedy of Contracts In this series, James Spargo Litigation Executive (BA Hons, GCILEx) will look at the very basics of contracts. The Specters team are always happy to provide advice on all types of contracts. Often when we think of contracts, we think of lengthy documents in small print full of legal jargon. However, a contract can be as simple as exchanging money for a packet of mints in a corner shop. In such a case, you don’t even need to say anything to the shopkeeper, the mere fact of the exchange of goods for money is enough for...
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