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 […]

Managing pay rise pressure as an employer

Few doubt that the business world is on the precipice of a particularly challenging next 12 -18 months. The cost of living crisis is expected to bite this winter. Interest rates and inflation are set to rise, and investment bank, Citi, has warned inflation could hit as much as 18% next year. One likely impact […]

Why ‘in-work poverty’ should be every employer’s business

The percentage of working-age adults in poverty is the highest it has been since records began, according to The Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Millions of households face an 80% energy bill rise from 1 October after the regulator Ofgem increased the cap on prices to £3,549 a year. Some reports suggest that those hit the hardest […]

Can employers legally microchip their staff?

The possibility of businesses microchipping their employees on a mass scale has been a hot topic for at least five years, ever since a Wisconsin company grabbed headlines in 2017 for chipping about 50 volunteer employees. The basic technology is simple, and there are countries, such as Sweden, where personal microchips have taken off to […]

Is foregoing procedure ever a good idea?

As an employment lawyer, I spend lots of time scrutinising the finer details of decisions taken by companies. There are almost always grey areas, with room for both sides to put forward credible cases. But even some cut and dried unlawful actions don’t entice admissions from those in the wrong. Not so in the case […]