Monthly Archives: January 2014

Disciplining an Employee: Written and Verbal warnings…

Monday, 27 Jan 2014

Historically, if an employee was not performing well, an employer could issue them with a formal verbal warning in the hope that it would help the employee improve their performance. However, formal verbal warnings ceased to exist when the new ACAS Code of Practice came into force recently. The only sanctions that are now available... Read More


Re arranging an inheritance: Deeds of Variation the facts and fictions…

Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014

A Deed of Variation (“DOV”) (sometimes called an Instrument of Variation or a Deed of Family Arrangement) is a Deed, made by the beneficiaries of an estate, who wish to redirect or restructure the way the Will (or lack of..) disposes of the estate of a deceased person. A DOV is a useful tool in... Read More


The importance of policy compliance when dealing with an appeal

Monday, 13 Jan 2014

It is important as an employer to comply with both the ACAS code and your own internal policies when dealing with an appeal. This has been emphasised by a case with ALDI. A driver with Aldi lodged a grievance. That grievance was dealt with by the driver’s manager. The driver was not happy with his... Read More