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The season to be merry is almost upon us. Here at Howells, the office Christmas party is in the calendar and the employment team will be out in strength with Gemma Bailey, Senior Associate, and Bethan Southcombe, Head of Employment Law, likely to be among the first on the dancefloor. More...

The Christmas staff parties are not far off. Time to have fun yes – but for some they can have disastrous consequences. A recent survey of 2,000 employees carried out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), revealed that one in ten workers know of someone from their organisation who has either been disciplined or dismissed for inappropriate behaviour at this toxic time of year. 

Don’t let yourself become that one employee; Check out our guide for a successful Christmas party: More...

A series of measures to tackle ethnic disparities in the workplace have been announced this month, one year after the government published the findings of a race disparity audit on how people of different ethnic backgrounds are treated across society. More...

An employee has won more than £600,000 in compensation having successfully brought a claim for discrimination arising from disability after being dismissed for showing an 18-rated horror film, Halloween, to a class of 15 and 16-year olds. More...

On the 29th of July 2013, the government made a number of changes to employment laws in the UK. A major part of those changes saw compromise agreements replaced by settlement agreements.

What’s the difference between the two, and how do they compare? Our employment solicitors provide answers below. 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 (http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr).
  2. Our contact email address in case of a complaint under the ODR regulation – Andrea Coombes andrea.c@howellslegal.com