Pimlico Plumbers v Smith, good news for gig economy workers?

A self-employed person has very limited employment rights. He/she has no protection against unfair dismissal, wrongful or constructive dismissal and right to a redundancy payment. A self-employed person also has no rights to receive the national minimum wage, holiday and sickness pay. However, workers, on the other hand, are entitled to the following rights: National

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Justice for all? The concept of legal aid

Legal aid was and to a certain degree is an invaluable resource for many individuals seeking legal representation. Would-be claimants of legal aid must usually prove that their case is eligible for legal aid, that the problem is sufficiently serious and that they cannot afford to pay for legal costs out of their own pocket.

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New whiplash legislation a pain in the neck for consumers?

Whiplash injuries occur when ligaments and tendons in the neck are extended beyond the normal range of movement, in a sudden, violent action. When the ligaments and tendons stretch in this manner, they can tear which can lead to severe pain or even life-long disability. It is easy to see how this can happen in

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Package Holiday? All that you need to know

Summer is on the horizon and many families across the UK are gearing up for their summer vacations. Package holidays are the very popular choice for British families to book their dream holidays.  Legally package holidays are a contract between you and your travel agent. As a general rule breach of contract will allow you

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Sharia Law marriages and future recommendations

Muslim men and women enter martial relationship through their religious ceremony of Nikha. Most marrying Muslim couples register their Sharia Wedding civilly as well. By registering their marriage civilly offers recognition to their marriage in English law. Where a Muslim couple fails to register their marriage civilly, their relationship is only recognised under Sharia law.

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Immigration, NHS and Doctors of World

In the UK everyone irrespective of their legal status is entitled to a free medical treatment in the following circumstances In Accident and Emergency Certain infectious and contagious illnesses such as TB, HIV and STD Family planning NHS 111 telephone advice Everyone is also entitled to register with a GP, receive primary care including a

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