Probate fees set to soar

The Government has announced plans to replace the flat fee cost for a grant of representation to a tier system that could see millions of bereaved families pay up to £20,000. The current fixed fee system, which if applying through a solicitor is £155.00, remains the...
Vicarious Liability: assault at a Christmas party

Vicarious Liability: assault at a Christmas party

In the recent decision of Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd (2016), the High Court held that a company was not vicariously liable for the assault by one of its directors on an employee following a company Christmas party. Northampton Recruitment Limited (“the...
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