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When another person or organisation has broken the contract between you to provide the goods or services in return for payment, you may have grounds for compensation or redress.

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Our specialist Litigation team are on hand to help you with any queries you may have.

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Our expert solicitors are here to support you with advice, outlining your options at the very first stages to ensure all possible objectives are reached.

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The Litigation team at Poole Alcock will advise you on the best route to take, depending on your tenancy agreement.

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At Poole Alcock we understand that you want to resolve any dispute cost-effectively and maintain good relations where possible.

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The claims process can seem daunting for anyone recently diagnosed with an asbestos related disease. Poole Alcock Solicitors can help you through every step.

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Pleural Thickening is fibrous damage to the pleura (outer lining of the lungs), which causes the pleura to become thickened. This disease is often caused as a result of exposure to asbestos.

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Asbestosis is fibrosis within the lung caused by exposure to asbestos. Our specialist solicitors are on hand to guide you through the claims process.

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Mesothelioma is a tumour in the pleura (lining of the lungs) or the peritoneum (lining of the abdominal cavity). Contact us today to discuss the fast track claims procedure.

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The risk of contracting asbestos related lung cancer is related to the level of exposure to asbestos. Poole Alcock Solcitors can help you determine if you have a claim.

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Our team has extensive experience of settling claims arising from a wide variety of accidents and injuries suffered in the workplace.

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Whilst a trip to the beauty salon may conjure up images of relaxation and pampering, many services use potentially harmful chemicals and machinery.

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Poole Alcock have a number of keen cyclists who commute to work and enjoy cycling as a hobby or as a competitive sport. We therefore understand the frustration that can occur.

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Every employer should ensure that the exposure of his employees to substances hazardous to health is either prevented or, where this is not reasonably practicable, adequately controlled.

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The loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult situations in life we have to face, and the thought of bringing a claim for compensation at this time is a difficult one.

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An employer has a duty to eliminate or reduce exposure to vibration to as low a level as is reasonably practicable. In doing so, the employer should have assessed any risks in the task concerned.

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Suffering a head injury is understandably concerning for the victim and their family. It is important to investigate any potential brain injury that may have been caused.

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Tinnitus is any noise (for example, buzzing or ringing) in the ear and can be caused by exposure to excessive levels of noise, although there are other causes too.

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It is logical to think that if you are constantly carrying out the same physical task at work, such as lifting heavy boxes without a break, you may well develop a bad back.

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Common causes of road traffic accidents include other road users, poorly maintained roads, obstructions in the road and slippery surfaces. You may have suffered an injury.

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Accidents can happen at any time and in any place – in the street, at work, at the supermarket. If you think that another person or organisation was responsible for your accident then you may be entitled to compensation.

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Suffering a spinal cord injury can be a life-changing event, impacting on almost every aspect of your life. If the accident was not your fault, then financial compensation is often necessary.

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Our full administration service gives you peace of mind knowing that our professional expert solicitors are ealing with the administration and distribution of your loved one's estate.

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Poole Alcock Solicitors offer a grant only service for executors wishing to carry out the administration of the estate themself

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Our specialist team of Wills and Probate lawyers are on hand to help

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At Poole Alcock, our expertise in this sector has allowed us to help clients from all walks of life to resolve contentious probate disputes quickly and cost effectively.

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Poole Alcock solicitors are experienced in challenging Wills and can help you to make a claim for maintenance under the Inheritance Act.

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Our specialist team of Wills and Probate lawyers are on hand to help

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At Poole Alcock, our solicitors are highly experienced at helping clients preserve their assets. We will assess the best way to manage the risks of what you or your family have worked hard to achieve and limit your exposure.

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At Poole Alcock, we will work with you to identify all of your assets, discuss your wishes and advise you on the best steps to minimise a potential inheritance tax bill.

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With Poole Alcock Solicitors, the process of making a Will is an easy and affordable one that we can guide you through, drafting it for your approval, making any amendments, and ensuring it is validly signed.

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If you are concerned that the level of capital you are allowed to keep before you have to fund your own care costs will leave little for you to pass on, the key is to plan ahead.

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Our specialist team of Wills and Probate lawyers are on hand to help

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You can trust Poole Alcock to advise you or your relatives on the best way to use this important document to plan for the future.

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If you have an elderly relative who is beginning to suffer from lack of memory and confusion, it is important to talk to them about making a Lasting Power of Attorney as soon as possible.

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If you are in dispute about which school your child should attend or think that it will be in the child’s best interests to change schools it will be necessary to apply for a Specific Issue Order through the courts.

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If your child is aged under 16, it is possible to change their name by deed poll providing that all of the parties with Parental Responsibility are in agreement. However, the child’s birth certificate will not normally be changed as this is a historical record from when the child was born.

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When a child is removed from one of the parents without the other parent’s permission or a child is not returned at a pre-arranged time, it is important to act quickly to reinstate the child’s normal or pre-agreed routine.

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Whenever possible separating parties should speak to one another and make arrangements for the care of the children which are in the children’s best interests and can be worked around by both parents.

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Most of the legal rights given to parents are by way of Parental Responsibility (PR). PR means ‘all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority that a parent of a child has in relation to the child and his property by law’.

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If you are in dispute about which school your child should attend or think that it will be in the child’s best interests to change schools it will be necessary to apply for a Specific Issue Order through the courts.

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If your child is aged under 16, it is possible to change their name by deed poll providing that all of the parties with Parental Responsibility are in agreement. However, the child’s birth certificate will not normally be changed as this is a historical record from when the child was born.

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When a child is removed from one of the parents without the other parent’s permission or a child is not returned at a pre-arranged time, it is important to act quickly to reinstate the child’s normal or pre-agreed routine.

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Whenever possible separating parties should speak to one another and make arrangements for the care of the children which are in the children’s best interests and can be worked around by both parents.

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Most of the legal rights given to parents are by way of Parental Responsibility (PR). PR means ‘all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority that a parent of a child has in relation to the child and his property by law’.

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You can apply to end or dissolve your civil partnership if you have been in the partnership for at least one year. It is very similar to divorce, in that you will need to make an application to the court.

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When parties separate they may be able to reach an amicable agreement about the finances of the household and how these should be divided going forward. However, for most this can be the most difficult area to resolve.

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We can provide you with the peace of mind of conducting your divorce on a fixed fee basis. We will be able to provide you with the figure at the outset, allowing you to budget and plan your finances in advance.

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We are proud to be chosen by Cheshire Police Federation as their nominated divorce lawyers to provide specialist divorce and family advice to its members.

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A pre-nuptial/pre-civil agreement is a legal agreement made between two individuals before their marriage has taken place. It usually sets out how the couple wish their assets to be divided between them.

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A separation agreement is a written agreement used when a couple want to stop living together. The agreement can be used to decide a variety of topics including, who will pay the mortgage.

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Under the Equality Act 2010 harassment is defined as unwanted conduct which is related to either; age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation and is therefore unlawful.

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Unfair dismissal is a complex area of employment law and one where you need a legal expert to safeguard your financial interests as well as your professional future.

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It can be hard to realise that you may have been a victim of workplace discrimination. Discrimination is based upon what are called Protected Characteristics.

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Under the Equality Act there are 9 specific areas which are called protected characteristics; any discrimination against workers because of these characteristics would be unlawful.

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It is important that businesses handle the termination of a director’s contract appropriately, especially if you need to achieve a swift exit without disrupting the operation of the business.

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Employers should enter into a period of consultation with their employees, giving them information on why the redundancies are necessary and if there are any alternatives available.

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Has your employer discussed ending your employment through redundancy or with a settlement agreement/compromise agreement?

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There will be times when an employee’s conduct or performance falls short of what is expected of them in their contract of employment, or they believe that they have been treated unfairly at work.

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The TUPE Regulations are in place to preserve employees’ rights when a business is transferred to a new employer. The Regulations can apply to organisations of all sizes when a business is sold.

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From the recruitment process, through to issues such as TUPE, training from expert employment solicitors can help you to use the law as a positive framework to implement the best employment practices.

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A written contract of employment is a legal requirement as part of the employment relationship and failure to provide one can leave both parties unclear about their rights and responsibilities.

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Settlement agreements, which used to be called compromise agreements, can play an important part in ending an employment relationship, but there are some important legal safeguards.

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Severing ties with a director or senior executive comes with countless decisions about how to protect your business.

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Whether it is direct or indirect discrimination, a case of harassment, or failure to promote diversity, the Equality Act makes discrimination unacceptable in the workplace.

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It is easy for important steps to be missed during a staff crisis however, each vital step may be a legal requirement. An omission that could have a serious impact upon your business.

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Employers should enter into a period of consultation with their employees, giving them information on why the redundancies are necessary and if there are any alternatives available.

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Whilst it is better to try to resolve a dispute directly with an employee, there will be times when it simply is not possible. In those cases, you may be called before an employment tribunal.

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As an employer you have to be cautious with how you deal with dismissals in order to not be accused of an unfair dismissal.

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Failure to comply with employment legislation can be devastating for a business. Compensation awards for unfair dismissal claims can be in excess of £75,000 and awards for discrimination are unlimited.

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Are you at risk of an £18 million data protection fine? – Employee Consent and the GDPR

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018....

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Are you at risk of an £18 million data protection fine? – Employee Consent and the GDPR

29th November 2017

News : Employment Law

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018. The GDPR will be applicable in the UK (regardless of Brexit) with derivative legislation replacing the Data Protection Act 1998.

The GDPR extends the scope of current data protection legislation. It also introduces changes to the way in which employers obtain consent to process employee data.

Businesses may process* a significant volume of employee personal data** when carrying out business functions. For example, employee personal data will be ‘processed’ for the purposes of payroll administration, performance reviews, and training and development to name but a few.

What is Processing?

Processing means carrying out any of the following: collecting, recording, organising, storing, using, disclosing, disseminating.

What is Personal Data?

Article 4(1) of the GDPR defines personal data as information relating to an identified or identifiable person. The definition of personal data includes (but is not limited to) name, address, email address, telephone numbers, bank account details i.e. it covers much of the data that employers hold about their employees. There is further category of protected data: sensitive personal data. Sensitive personal data is subject to additional rules in connection with data processing. It includes (but is not limited to) information about racial or ethnic origin, political opinions and religious beliefs.

When is processing of Personal Data Lawful?

Under the GDPR, organisations must have a legal justification for the processing of personal data (including data relating to their employees). Such justification may be based upon employee consent.

What is needed for Employee Consent?

In order to rely upon employee consent as a justification for processing of personal data, employers must demonstrate that the consent was:

  • specific and informed;
  • freely given; and
  • unambiguous

Under the new legislation, the Information Commissioner’s Office will have increased powers to enforce data protection breaches. This includes the ability to issue significant financial penalties. A data protection breach could be a costly mistake for your business and therefore it is essential to take timely advice on compliance.

Poole Alcock is running a series of seminars and bespoke training on compliance with the GDPR and related legislation: if you would like further information about either of these please contact Eve Lakin on 01270 619689 or at eve.lakin@poolealcock.co.uk.

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