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  • Employee dismissed for failure to wash hands-harsh but not unfair?

    A bakery employee from the Welsh valleys was dismissed after a hand hygiene “lapse” during a night shift. Following the employee’s claim for unfair dismissal, the Tribunal ruled that the dismissal was fair. Sion Donovan, who was employed by Greggs for 11 years, went to fetch equipment from the locker room at a bakery in Treforest, ...
  • “Project” Properties can be Popular with Homebuyers

    Here at Mitchells Roberton we have a busy private client department and an active estate agency and we are used to selling a number of properties which form part of a deceased person’s estate or are being sold by a financial guardian of an adult with incapacity. Some of these properties may require a lot ...
  • New Telecommunications Code

    Digital framework is crucially important to UK citizens and the Government is seeking to propose new legislation to facilitate wide reaching coverage, improved connectedness and speedier services. What many people do not know is that at the moment the vast telecoms network is governed by an Electronic Communications Code enacted in 1984. Given the fact that ...
  • 4.6% Increase in Average House Prices In Scotland

    The latest publication of the UK House Price Index (UK HPI) reveals the following interesting information relating to the Scottish property market: The average house price of a property in Scotland in June 2016 was £143,282 an increase of 4.6% on the previous year and an increase of 2.7% when compared to the previous month. The biggest ...
  • Hijabs in the Workplace

    he case of Achbita v G4S Secure Solutions NV is a Belgian case concerning a Muslim woman, working as a receptionist, who was dismissed for refusing to remove her headscarf whilst at work. She claimed unfair dismissal and discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief. The Belgian Court of Cassation, before whom her wrongful ...
  • A Bid to Scrap Offensive Behaviour at Football Act is Launched

    A Labour MSP has officially lodged proposals to scrap the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act 2012 (OFBA). James Kelly, a Labour MSP, said the “illiberal” law was flawed on several levels and had “damaged trust between police and football fans”. He further stated that it “needlessly criminalised football fans and has done ...
  • Staff Development at Mitchells Roberton

    Mitchells Roberton are proud of their nurturing approach towards their staff and I feel privileged to play a part in this.  Keri Russell joined the firm straight from school when she was 17 and began working as my legal secretary in 2005, having spent her first while here as a general office assistant. When Keri ...
  • Had an accident? We are here to help

    Accidents are unavoidable in this day and age. When you are injured as a result of the negligent actions of another person or organisation, you may have a claim for loss, injury and harm suffered as a result. At Mitchells Roberton, we have access to specialist solicitors who can assist you with your claim for compensation ...
  • Licence Holders Take Heed

    In summer, Glasgow embraces an outdoor cafe and bar culture which would have been unheard of 15 years ago. But behind this scene of conviviality, it is essential that all licence holders understand their responsibilities and have the correct policies and procedures in place to comply with complex licensing law. Failure to do so can ...
  • Tougher Rules on employing illegal workers under Immigration Act

    The Immigration Act 2016 came into force on 12 July 2016. Immigration minister James Brokenshire said: “Some employers seem to think that by employing workers who are less likely to complain, including vulnerable migrants, they can undercut the local labour market and mistreat them with impunity…. The unscrupulous need to know that breaking the law is ...

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