Since 2010 Julie Winn, our York-based legal specialist on asbestos, has been Chair of the national Joint Union Asbestos Committee (JUAC). Below is Julie’s submission – on behalf of JUAC – to the government consultation on reforming mesothelioma claims… (more…)

Elizabeth Stephenson, a specialist in employment and trade union law at our London City office, explains how the realities of tribunal cost awards rarely match the fears some employers seek to exploit …    (more…)

Denise Kitchener, our Business Development Director, reflects the firm’s dismay at the Government’s latest assault on employee rights…  (more…)

The launch of Lawyers 4 Unions announced in Legal Futures… (more…)

For employment specialist Paul Statham, the real interest of this lengthy document centres around what the Government does NOT intend to do, and the problems that might create with our European partners…  (more…)

The Legislative and Policy Committee of the ELA (Employment Lawyers Association) set up a working group under the chairmanship of Paul Statham of Pattinson & Brewer to consider and comment on the discussion paper ”Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill-Certification of Trade Union Membership Details” published by BIS in July 2013. (more…)

Pattinson & Brewer employment specialist Paul Statham on yet more government changes to employment law … (more…)

Pattinson & Brewer employment specialist Paul Statham believes that the very recently published, written USDAW v. Woolworths judgment should prompt trade union officials involved in similar cases in the last three months to look at them again…     (more…)

richard_kayserClinical negligence solicitor Richard Kayser, from our London office, reflects on problems the NHS still needs to address… (more…)

Partner and personal injury specialist Marcus Weatherby critically considers proposed Government changes in health and safety, and how they have ‘misrepresented’ what the Lofstedt Report has to say… (more…)