NHS Healthcare Assistants Relied on to Perform Nurses’ Duties

A survey by Public Service Union, Unison, has identified that almost two thirds of Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) employed by the NHS are performing duties ordinarily carried out by nurses. HCAs are becoming more relied upon to...

New Chairman at Ashtons Legal

Ashtons Legal is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Chairman, Michael Frape.Michael, a Commercial Disputes Partner who is based primarily in the firm’s Cambridge office, takes over the role from Mark M...

What if your employee driver has lost their licence to drive – but you don’t know?

Recent coverage of the appalling M1 minibus fatal crash has led to debate about employers not being informed when their employee drivers have lost their driving licence. In this case in March 2018, one driver was jailed for...

Agreement signposts post-Brexit direction on intellectual property

Brexit negotiators have finally thrown a light on the future of intellectual property rights, with an indication that EU-wide rights will be replaced with equivalent UK rights after the end of the transition period.Currently...