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Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the National Day of Mourning has been announced as a public holiday, but this does not necessarily mean your place of work is guaranteed to close for the day.



June 2022 saw the end of a long-term, controversial discrimination case surrounding the expression of philosophical beliefs.

Below, we’ll give a more detailed explanation of the case itself as an example of workplace discrimination under the Equality Act 2010, as well as a rundown of what we can learn from it regarding philosophical belief and the Equality Act.


Our employment law specialists at Howells Solicitors were recently asked to provide insight and clarity to the following question from


Wales has seen its hottest day on record already this week, with the temperature rising to 37.1°C in Hawarden, Flintshire.

The Met Office issued an ‘extreme heat’ warning and a temperature of 40.3°C was recorded in Lincolnshire on Tuesday afternoon.

It's likely that the recorded high heats this week are going to become more and more common in summers to come, you should find out what your rights are in preparation for the next heatwave.


Following the coronavirus pandemic, many employees moved to working from home full-time, or as part of a hybrid arrangement. New data from the CIPD shows that more than three-quarters of organisations have embraced hybrid working since through a mix of formal and informal arrangements.  This is not surprising given that the pandemic has shown us that many roles can be productively performed from home without traveling to the workplace. 

In mid-June ACAS released the results of their YouGov survey of British businesses about changes in their working practices compared to before the pandemic. Here is what it found: More...

With effect from 15th February 2015 EU Regulations on Consumer Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) allow consumers who bought our services online to submit their complaint via an online complaint portal.

We are required under the regulations to provide our clients the following information:-
  1. Link to the ODR platform - please follow the following link for further information (
  2. Our contact email address in case of a complaint under the ODR regulation – Andrea Coombes