Court of Law

Abolition of Employment Tribunal Fees Results in a Jump in Claims

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In the summer of 2017 the Supreme Court ruled that Employment Tribunal fees restricted access to justice and were unlawful (R (on the application of Unison) v Lord Chancellor [2017] UKSC 51). ACAS has now published its statistics covering the period from April to December 2017 and they show a significant jump in both ACAS…

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Who Can Bring A Professional Negligence Claim Against A Solicitor?

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It is usually clear from the terms of instruction or client care letter that a solicitor owes a duty of care to their client. However, the retainer does not have to be explicit and set out in writing. In some circumstances it can be implied from the conduct of the parties and the test if…

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VACANCY: Crown Court Clerk And Police Station Representative

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Jordans Solicitors are a dynamic Yorkshire law firm with offices in Dewsbury, Horsforth and Wakefield.  With a 70 year record of excellent service, Jordans are a highly acclaimed choice for the West Yorkshire area and beyond. At Jordans we provide a friendly and supportive service to those clients who find themselves in difficulty or are…


Former Salvation Army Members Convicted of Sexual Abuse

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On 22nd March 2018 at the Preston Crown Court, 3 former members of the Salvation Army in Blackpool were found guilty of abusing young females in the 1970’s and 1980’s. William Tomkinson 70, Trevor Worthington 88 and his son Philip Worthington 64 were found guilty of 23 offences relating to 2 victims. The charges included attempted…


Update On The Law Commission’s Consultation On Wills

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In a previous blog we reported that the Law Commission’s Consultation was in progress. It has now concluded and some preliminary results have been published in relation to testamentary capacity, dispensing powers and electronic wills. 1. The Commission proposed that the test of the level of understanding needed to make a Will, currently set out in…


Learner Drivers on the Motorway: What Happens When It All Goes Wrong?

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From 04 June 2018 learner drivers will be permitted to take lessons on the motorway prior to passing their practical driving test but what protection does the law offer drivers if they are involved in a collision? At present the law says that it is illegal for individuals to drive on a motorway until they…

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What Am I Signing?

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We get a lot of enquiries from businesses who have signed up to a fixed term contract for goods or services but who subsequently get ‘buyer’s remorse’ and want to cancel that contract, only to find they can’t. When a business signs a contract it becomes binding on that business.  There is no ‘cooling off’…

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Artwalk 28th March 2018

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As mentioned previously, Jordans Solicitors will once again be taking part in the Wakefield Artwalk on 28th March 2018. We will be opening our doors between 5pm and 8pm to showcase work by local artist Jane Walker and there will be poetry from the Black Horse poets from 7pm. Jane Walker studied at Sheffield Hallam University (1984-87)…