Ashtons climb in legal guide

On Monday 29th October the 2019 Legal 500 results were published online. Legal 500 is an independent guide that ranks law firms and solicitors in the UK.Ashtons is delighted to have achieved a boost in the number of leading i...

“Are pre-termination negotiations admissible as evidence in unfair dismissal claims?”

Authors: Ross Strowger & Sophie ClarkeIn 2013 the Government introduced the concept of a “protected conversation” under section 111A of the Employment Rights Act 1996.Section 111A allows an employer or employee to make an...

When “it’s just office banter” might be a defence

When “it’s just office banter” might be a defence

The case of Evans v Xactly Corporation Limited considered questions of disability and race discrimination, with the Claimant bringing proceedings for...

“Is it directly discriminatory, either on grounds of sexual orientation or religious belief, for a bakery to refuse to supply a cake iced with the message “support gay marriage” because of the religious belief of its owners?”

 Authors: Jessica Piper and Sophie ClarkeNo was the answer of the Supreme Court to this question in the case of Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd and Others, in the judgment handed down on 10 October 2018. The facts Mr and...