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Proposed Fees in Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal

The year 2024 is shaping up to be action-packed, with a steady stream of legislative provisions due to be enacted throughout the year. The government has recently issued a consultation paper regarding the re-introduction of fees in Employment Tribunals andRead more ›

Changes to Employment Law are on the Way!

2024 is here, and a number of proposed changes to UK employment law are now on the horizon. We take a look at several key dates for your employment law diaries over the next 12 months and beyond: April 2024Read more ›

Budget 2021 – a Brief Review of the Employment Points

Two immediately positive takeaways from the highly anticipated Budget 2021 announcement by Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, are: (1) the prediction that the economy will bounce back this year, with a projected annual growth of 4% and an expectation of pre coronavirusRead more ›

Nominate your ‘diversity champion’ today to ensure workforce equality

Caroline Shafar, a highly experienced employment lawyer and director at By Design Group blogs about recent LGBTQ cases, new report findings and shares why all businesses should nominate a ‘diversity champion.’ We celebrated LGBTQ Pride Month in June to recogniseRead more ›

Top tips for workplace Investigations

Top tips for workplace investigations Problems often arise in a workplace setting, but making sure they are dealt with properly, fairly and consistently may require an investigation to take place. It’s often the case that these aren’t dealt with asRead more ›

But it was out of hours – it can’t count?!

Lauren Anderson, HR consultant and principal investigator at By Design Group discusses how ‘out of hours’ is no excuse for unwanted attention from colleagues Jim Hodkinson, 56, a married man with grandchildren, and the chief executive of the New LookRead more ›

Work place well being

Tips for a healthy, happy workplace. I’m all in favour of practice what you preach, and when it comes to mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, I’m wholeheartedly committed to making the By Design Group a place to workRead more ›

High Court Success – MHPS and breach of contract claims

High Court Success – MHPS and breach of contract claims We are delighted to have successfully supported our client in its defence of a breach of contract claim in the High Court. The Judgment in the case of Dr AnilRead more ›

The Price of Justice

Tribunal fees – down but not out? On 27th July 2017 the Supreme Court ruled employment Tribunal fees (introduced in July 2017) as unlawful. It was persuaded by UNISON that the fees prevented thousands of employees from getting justice (particularlyRead more ›

LBD appointed to NHS SBS Framework for provision of legal services

LBD appointed to NHS SBS Framework for provision of legal services We are delighted to announce that we have been appointed to participate in the NHS SBS Framework Agreement for the provision of employment law services. The LBD team, isRead more ›

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