Stripes Solicitors has been recommended as a Leading Law Firm in the Legal 500 2017 UK results for the North West

We are delighted to announce that we have been recommended as a Leading Law Firm in the North West region in the 2017 edition of the Legal 500. The results released today commend Stripes for our “insight, quality and speed of service” and “keeping clients fully...

Abolition of employment tribunal fees – the Supreme Court rules them unlawful

The government announced the abolition of employment tribunal fees this morning after the Supreme Court ruled them unlawful. Seven justices overturned judgments by the High Court in 2013 and the Court of Appeal in 2015 and unanimously supported an appeal by trade...

RELIEF FROM SANCTIONS: JUSTIFY DELAYS OR LOSE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEFEND THE CLAIM By Joseph Chiffers

In Redbourne Group Ltd v Fairgate Development Ltd (see here for judgment), the High Court adopted a strict approach against a Defendant who failed to file the defence in time and subsequently applied to set aside the default judgment and for relief from sanctions....

New Duty To Report Regulation is updated and will come into force from April 2017

An updated set of draft regulations that specifically requires large companies in the UK to disclose their payment practices has been recently published and the legislative measures are intended to come into force as from April this year. The new ‘Duty to...

Director disqualified for six years for employing illegal workers

A restaurant owner has been disqualified from acting as director following his employment of two illegal workers in breach of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Home Office Immigration Enforcement Officers visited the restaurant and found that the...