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Emily Paisley

Personal debt levels in Northern Ireland highest in the UK!

21 August 2018

The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) recent survey (Financial Lives 2017) found that personal debt levels in Northern Ireland are the highest in the UK, with adults owing £670 more than the national average. The survey also revealed that Northern Ireland also had a lower proportion of savers, with 67% of people reporting they had either no savings or less than £5,000. Read More

Emily Paisley

Primary school unlawfully discriminates against young school girl as a result of her disability (ASD).

20 March 2017

Worthingtons Solicitors were instructed on behalf of a young primary school child, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and who is the subject of a Statement of Special Educational Needs. The young girl was excluded from her class residential away trip, and was suspended from school on two occasions as a result of her behaviour, which arose (it was argued) as a result of her disability and as a result of the school’s failure to put in place adequate coping strategies for her. Read More

Emily Paisley

Make customers aware of late payments policy

14 March 2017

For many businesses pursuing and recovering business debt is a priority. The Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 should be of interest as it inserts an implied term for interest, together with a fixed sum charge and arguably costs, in business to business contracts for the supply of goods and services, where the contract is otherwise silent in this regard. Read More

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