Season’s greetings & a year in review

As the end of 2022 approaches, we want to say thank you to our clients, contacts, colleagues, families and friends for their support over the last 12 months. It has been another exceptionally busy year at Thomas Mansfield Solicitors with expansion unabated on the back of delivering exceptional client care in employment, family, private client […]

If Elon Musk was operating Twitter from the UK…

I am going to begin this blog in a slightly unorthodox way, with a thought experiment…close your eyes and imagine that Twitter and its infamous CEO were conducting business from the cooler shores of the United Kingdom (and not in sunny San Francisco where the company is actually based). Imagine for a second that Mr […]

The World Cup and Working from Home

The 2022 Qatar World Cup kicks off on 20 November and will be a huge focus for football fans across the country. Unusually, the tournament is being held in the winter months, meaning football fever will coincide with the build-up to Christmas, causing even more headaches for employers managing staff rotas. There is no obligation […]

New partner joins Thomas Mansfield as Head of Dispute Resolution

Thomas Mansfield Solicitors has welcomed new Partner, Finian Davern, as head of its Dispute Resolution team. Finian specialises in commercial, civil and employment disputes, including breach of contract, and professional negligence claims. He also advises executors, trustees and beneficiaries on contentious private client and probate matters, and landlords and property owners on property disputes. Finian […]

Does supporting a football team give Equality Act protection?

With the next wave of football fever about to take hold, employers may be planning how best to manage workers’ World Cup exuberance. It’s well established that events like this can bring huge benefits to workforces, helping raise spirits and build togetherness. Employers that embrace the possibilities, perhaps by screening the matches or encouraging gentle […]

Thomas Mansfield’s Employment team recognised as leading law firm in the Legal 500 UK

Thomas Mansfield’s Employment team has once again been recognised by The Legal 500, a leading legal directory which analyses and ranks law firms across the UK on the quality of their expertise, client service and standing in the market. The achievement comes as the team, led by Angie Crush and Meredith Hurst, continues to grow […]

Thomas Mansfield Solicitors announces three new partners in latest promotions round

Thomas Mansfield Solicitors has announced three new partner promotions at the firm. The promotions have been made in the Employment and Family Law teams and reflect the firm’s continuing growth and success. Jenna Ide originally joined the firm in 2012 and has been promoted to Partner in the Employment Law team. Jenna is a recognised […]

Why long Covid may be best treated as a disability

With Covid rates rising once more in the UK, employers will be returning to dealing with challenging issues around workplace safety and staff absence. But for many employees, the pandemic hadn’t let up. Those suffering from long Covid have continued to have their home and work life affected. And while some employers will have got […]

Employment status & the Gig Economy – Finding the status quo

Uncertainty around employment status has created challenges over the years for individuals and businesses alike. There is no precise and uniformly applied legal definition of a contract of employment. In practice, it’s clear enough in the vast majority of cases whether someone is an employee, worker or self employed person but there is a grey […]