What is Stress? When pressure at work causes you to have an adverse reaction to it then it becomes stress or occupational stress. Occupational stress is often caused when an employee while performing tasks, responsibilities and pressures connected with their job struggles to manage their workload effectively. An employee is able to make a claim against occupational stress, when an employer fails to protect an employee against undue pressure and stress in the workplace, which later goes on to develop into an identifiable physical or psychological injury. In such instances an employee is entitled to personal injury compensation.
Everyone knows that they should have a Will, but you may be surprised to learn that over 70% of the adult population in the UK has not got around to making one. Even more surprising is that of the 30% that do have a Will in place this is often out of date, or will not achieve what they actually intended it to do!!
Our office will be closed Thursday and Friday the 30th & 31st May 2019 to allow us to move to our new office at Bank Buildings, 39 Hill Street, Newry, Co. Down BT34 1AF.
If you make a will, your executors have the job of sorting out your estate. If there’s no will, usually your next of kin does this. They can instruct your solicitor to deal with matters on their behalf and to advise them correctly.
The Metro Building was sold for in excess of its £21m asking price in the biggest deal of the year so far. We at Luke Curran & Co. Commercial Property Solicitors were delighted to assist our private property trust client along with BDO Northern Ireland in this acquisition.
If you live in Northern Ireland and have over £23,250 in capital (savings, investments and property including the value of your home) as at 2018, your local Health and Social Care Trust will assess you as being able to pay the full cost of your residential care or nursing home fees. It is against the law to transfer ownership of an asset to another person specifically to avoid paying your care home fees HOWEVER there are many reasons however why someone may wish to dispose of the family home that do not include trying to avoid long term care costs.
Constructive dismissal is perhaps one of the most misunderstood terms in all of employment law. A constructive dismissal is where an employee resigns and is entitled to resign without notice because of their employer’s conduct.
We are delighted to announce that Luke Curran & Co Solicitors will be taking part in the Age NI Free Will Service during the month of September 2018.
A full insight into the key differences between employment law in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Disputes within the family can be stressful and worrying. If your relationship breaks down you’ll need confidential expert advice on separation and divorce. Divorce law has two basic objectives. Firstly, it allows for the dignified dissolution of marriage. Secondly, it deals with arrangements for the future support children of the family and the distribution of capital assets and income between the parties.
Paralysis can be permanent or temporary and can vary in severity depending on the type and affected area. Regardless, however, of the duration or the severity, it can be completely life-changing, with long-lasting effects on the sufferer and their loved one’s lives. It can stem from a range of accidents and it can also be treated in many different ways and require different alterations to the sufferer’s lifestyle so paralysis compensation claims can be very complex and can vary greatly from case to case.
A brain injury can be completely life-altering and is certainly not something to be dismissed. Brain injuries can be so catastrophic that the victim is left entirely dependent on others and for this reason, many claims are actually made by their families and loved ones on their behalf. A brain injury can have a variety of consequences from the short-term to the long-term, ranging from a period of illness while the brain recovers, to lifelong that require complete changes to the victim’s way of life.