Unfair dismissal and redundancy pay will increase from the 6 April 2023:-
The maximum amount of “a week’s pay” for the purpose of calculating a redundancy payment or for various awards including the basic or additional award of compensation for unfair dismissal will increase from £571 to £643.
The limit on the amount of the compensatory award for unfair dismissal will increase from £93,878 to £105,707.Share This:-
The cost of living crisis sweeping in increasing interest rates and the prospect of recession is contributing to an unprecedented rise in redundancies compared to this time last year. Solicitors are therefore reporting a demand in their services for the scrutiny of settlement agreements. It should be remembered that settlement agreements can only relate to the specific issue being settled. A settlement agreement cannot be used to settle all or any matters in a generic sense.Share This:-
Three principles have recently been established by case law in relation to these agreements. They are:-
i) Lawyers can charge for their time if the agreement is ended prematurely
ii) They will not be permitted unless a reasonable amount could be recovered from the claimant
iii) They are not the same as agreements for litigation funding.
On the 31st July 2020 the Prime Minister’s Office announced that Her Majesty The Queen had been pleased to approve the appointment of Sir Geoffrey Vos as the Master of the Rolls from the 11th January 2021 in succession to Sir Terence Etherton.
It is interesting to note that 6 out of 7 of the most recent incumbents of this judicial office have been of the jewish faith the others being Lords Woolf, Phillips, Neuberger and Dyson.
We find that jewish solicitors are often particularly sought after because of their perceived quality traits of intelligence, shrewdness, toughness and integrity.
If you are looking to find such a solicitor please do not hesitate to call us.Share This:-