Michael Jackson Michael Jacksons’ Estate Earns More After Singer’s Death

If the legendary Michael Jackson were still alive he would have recently celebrated his 60th birthday. At the time of his death, his estate was £388 million in debt but has recouped that amount and is making even more money. Shortly before Michael died at the age of 50 he stated they were living like…


Manual Handling at Work Manual Handling at Work

A variety of jobs involve manual handling of some sort, whether that be moving files/boxes around the office, stacking shelves or lifting patients into an ambulance for example.   The Health and Safety Executive has lots of advice and guidance on ensuring employees are safe at work, and that includes manual handling.   8.9 million working days…


Changes to Whiplash Compensation

WHIPLASH COMPENSATION If you have suffered a whiplash type injury and you require legal advice and assistance you would be well advised to bring your claim as soon as possible.  Although not well publicised the government is changing the law next year so that if the value of your injury claim caused in a road…


Inheritance Dispute

In a decision made by the High Court over the inheritance of a family farm, a woman has been awarded over £1 million in damages in recognition of the work she’d done on the farm over a period of three decades.  Starting at the farm just after she left school, Lucy initially began working with…


Increase in Discrimination Compensation

From 11th September 2017, there will be an increase in the level of compensation that can be claimed for “injury to feelings” in discrimination claims (known as Vento bands).  They are as follows:-   – lower band (less serious cases): £800 to £8,400 – middle band: £8,400 to £25,200 – upper band (the most serious…


Profits Soar at Direct Line Insurers

An article in the Law Society Gazette reports that profits have soared at one of the UK’s largest motor insurance companies. The article quotes Tom Jones, head of policy at claimant firm Thompsons Solicitors, as saying: ’The government is under pressure from insurers to change the law to make it more difficult for those injured…


Employment Tribunal Fees To Be Scrapped

UNISON have won their claim in the Supreme Court after four years of fighting. The Supreme Court has ruled in UNISON’s favour and declared that employment tribunal fees are unlawful.  The Supreme Court found that the government had acted unlawfully and unconstitutionally when it introduced employment tribunal fees. From today there will no longer be a…


FREE Legal Advice Clinic

DSM Legal will be hosting FREE Legal Advice Clinics at the Liverpool Women’s Organisation on Wednesday 19th July 2017. The drop-in sessions will run from 10:00am till 4:00pm and will be held in the Rathbone room in the Women’s Organisation building at 54 St James Street. The legal advice clinics will offer free impartial advice…


Free Legal Advice

We are running free legal advice sessions at our offices in Westbrook on the following dates:- Wednesday 29 March 2017 between 2pm – 4pm  Wednesday 5 April 2017 between 2pm – 4pm Wednesday 12 April 2017 between 2pm – 4pm  You are welcome to come along for free advice in relation to any of the…


Annual Increase to Compensatory Award (Unfair Dismissal)

For unfair dismissal claims, the annual increase to compensatory award from April 2017 is as follows:-  -A week’s pay – £489 (currently £479) -Maximum compensatory award – £80,541 (currently £78,962) If you require employment law advice, you can call one of our expert solicitors on 01925 937070 or email Our office in Warrington is seconds away…

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