Last Tuesday (30 July), partner Paul Statham wrote to HM Courts & Tribunal Service seeking guidance on a problem thrown up by the new employment tribunal rules. He has received a prompt reply… (more…)

Pattinson & Brewer employment specialist Paul Statham expresses frustration at the many practical problems thrown up by the apparently hastily introduced employment tribunal Practice Directions and Guidance… (more…)

Pattinson & Brewer employment specialist Paul Statham highlights  changes you might have missed regarding changes to employment tribunal rules … (more…)

Pattinson & Brewer employment specialist Paul Statham highlights some further interesting points regarding the current employment tribunal changes … (more…)

In the light of another major UK insurer being fined for ‘mis-selling’, partner Marcus Weatherby underlines the importance of having access to truly independent legal advice (more…)

Jack Waller, from our Head Office in London, questions both the value and fairness in the way courts are responding to insurance claims arising from ‘low velocity impacts’… (more…)

Anthea Christie – one of our employment law specialists in London – has been reading about a recent sex discrimination case in Belfast that should be of interest to employers and jobseekers alike.


Slips and trips are – and always have been – an everyday hazard. Especially for children, who don’t always have the experience to anticipate the possibility of danger. And they don’t always look where they’re going. So, too often, they have to learn the hard way. But it isn’t always their fault. Kirsty Broadway – of our Bristol office – has been dealing with several such cases lately, two of which are on-going…


On discovering what Abbi Stell of our Bristol office specialises in, one of the things people ask most regularly is ‘what should I do if I have an accident?’ The key, she explains, is gathering contemporaneous (i.e. at-the-time) evidence…


Cruises are becoming ever more popular with all ages. Thankfully the vast majority pass off without incident. But what – asks John Kilmister from our Bristol office – if you’re injured whilst a passenger on board a ship?