Levins Solicitors was established as Keith Levin & Company Solicitors in Huyton, Knowsley in 1986. We provide a wide range of legal services including civil and criminal litigation, conveyancing, employment law, family law, personal injury, and wills and probate.
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...and ACAS has issued some useful guidance for employers on handling absences, requests for annual leave, and internet usage during this stressful time. There is no guidance as yet on how to deal with the national epidemic of depression expected following England's Read More
The European Court of Justice has held, in response to a reference from the Leicester Employment Tribunal, that where a worker's pay ordinarily includes commission, the calculation of his holiday pay must take account of the commission he would have earned during the leave period. If the worker's holiday pay was equivalent to his basic salary, this would deter the worker from taking his annual leave and thereby undermine this fundamental European right. The ECJ has left it to the employment tribunal to decide how the commission element of the holiday pay should be calculated, but has suggested that it may be appropriate to take an average over a 12 month Read More
This was the conclusion of the Supreme Court in an important recent decision. The Claimant solicitor sought to invoke the protection of the UK whistleblowing legislation but the Court of Appeal had found against her on the basis that a member of a limited liability partnership (LLP) is not a worker. This reflected the traditional view in English law that a partner cannot be an employee of the partnership. The Supreme Court disagreed, and in doing so may have opened the door to a radical change in partnership Read More
What do you do if you have a good claim but you are unsure about the Defendant's ability to satisfy any judgment? Those injured at work and in road traffic accidents can take some comfort from the compulsory insurance requirements of the Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969 and the Road Traffic Act 1988 respectively. Professionals such as solicitors, architects and surveyors are generally obliged to carry insurance against professional negligence claims. But for everyone else, the law has traditionally said that you must take the defendant as you find him. In other words, the claimant must incur the costs of the litigation knowing that he may end up with a worthless judgment against an insolvent defendant. Claimants have sought to Read More
In Mba v London Borough of Merton, the Court of Appeal was asked to consider whether requiring a Christian to work on Sundays could amount to religious discrimination. Mrs Mba objected when the council required her to work on Sundays because she believes that the Bible forbids this. The tribunal accepted that the requirement to work Sundays was a provision, criterion or practice ('PCP') that put Christians at a particular disadvantage and did put Mrs Mba at a disadvantage. The only question was whether the council could justify the PCP as a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim. In finding that the PCP was justified, the tribunal attached some weight to its finding that the prohibition on Sunday working "is Read More