The removal of the cap on Magistrates’ Fines

New rules have lifted the cap on the amount of fines that a magistrates’ court can impose. This could affect many businesses. Find out about the changes and what they could mean for you in our article. As of 12th March this year, Section 85 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act […]

Why choose an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships can be a double benefit – for the apprentice and their employer. Find out the advantages you can gain from taking one on in our article. The history of apprenticeships in this country is a long one, dating back to the 12th Century and ensuring that skilled tradesmen and craftsmen could pass on their […]

Roman Law – Patria Potestas

Just how much power did a Roman father have over his family? Our article gives a fascinating insight into a time when a father’s word really was law and woe betide the child who went against it. Whilst Rome is often regarded (and rightly so) as having given us many of the benchmarks by which […]

Autoclave and Industrial Oven Risk Assessment

Two horrific accidental deaths involving Autoclaves and Industrial Ovens have shown how dangerous this equipment can be and why it is vital to have safety procedures in place. Our article tells you what you need to know to ensure the safety of your staff. A large international tyre manufacturer has been hit with a fine […]

Unfair Dismissal Mistakes made by employers (part 2)

During the dismissal process, it is easy to make errors of procedure. Some errors occur more commonly than others and our article gathers together the top ten, with guidance on how to avoid them. When a case of unfair dismissal reaches the employment tribunal stage, the tribunal will usually take into account the ACAS Code […]