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Update to Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases in Northern Ireland

19 April 2024 Worthingtons Solicitors welcome the release of the Sixth Edition of the Judicial Studies Board Guidelines for assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases in Northern Ireland. The JSB Guidelines, more commonly referred to... READ

Katie Buchanan promoted to Partner

12 April 2024 Congratulations to Katie Buchanan on her well-deserved promotion to Partner After some initial work experience as a student, Katie joined the Employment Department in Worthingtons as a Legal Executive in 2012 and qualified as... READ

The Importance of Establishing Negligence in Personal Injury Claims           

11 April 2024 A necessary element for any successful claim for personal injury compensation is establishing fault, either through negligence or breach of statutory duty. Under the law of negligence it must be shown that: The importance... READ

Disability discrimination – can an employee bring a disability discrimination claim without an official medical diagnosis?

08 April 2024 The NI Court of Appeal case of Kelly v the Department for Communities and Department of Finance sheds light on the intricate interplay between mental health conditions, workplace accommodations and employers’ legal obligations, providing... READ

The Importance of Terms and Conditions in Protecting your Business

04 April 2024 How often are you presented with pages and pages of Terms and Conditions for you to scroll to the bottom and hit “Accept” to skip to the next stage? There is no doubt that... READ

Notice to Quit Periods

28 February 2024 The introduction of the Private Tenancies Act (Northern Ireland) 2022 brought with it significant changes to the time frames for service of a notice to quit. The Act introduced a tiered system meaning that... READ

New Year, New Holiday Pay Regulations

15 January 2024 As we embark on another new year, what better time than January for an employer to review their Annual Leave Policy? As of 01 January 2024, we have officially entered the post-Brexit era for... READ

Divorce Day – what should I consider?

08 January 2024 Initiating a divorce can be a complex and emotionally challenging process. It can be a difficult situation to navigate and therefore we have compiled several key considerations to keep in mind: Every divorce case... READ

The Consumer Rights Act

13 December 2023 The Consumer Rights Act, is a comprehensive framework of legislation introduced to protect consumers in their transactions with businesses. It aims to simplify and strengthen consumer rights, promoting fair and transparent interactions between consumers... READ

Former senior female police officer awarded £31,000 compensation in a whistleblowing and sex discrimination case against the PSNI

22 November 2023 Emma Bond -v- Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland 21722/21IT Emma Bond, former PSNI Chief Superintendent, and first female Commander of Derry City & Strabane District, brought claims of sex discrimination... READ
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