Our News

Here you will find all the latest news from the SCE team. In this section we will feature news about what we have been up to, recent mentions in the press, information about the work we do in the community and lots more.

  • Summer placement at SCE Solicitors

    Tags: Work Experience, SCE

    We asked our lovely summer placement student, Maya Sterrie, to describe her experience with SCE and this is what she wrote - 

    “Having never worked at a law firm before, I was very excited to take on a 7-week work placement at SCE this summer. 

    My initial interest in employment law began at the beginning of last year when I chose employment law as an elective going into my second year of University. Having had part-time jobs, I had become aware of employment law in day to day life such as the cap on a 48-hour working week and rest breaks. This led me to want to gain experience in this sector. 

    The first time I heard about the firm was when SCE Solicitors came to a non-commercial law event at my University last year speaking about what a career in law is like. … more

  • The 25th May has been and gone. Are you fully GDPR compliant?

    Tags: Seminar, Seminar, GDPR

    Are there aspects you still need assistance with?  Have you even started your data audit?  Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone.  SCE Solicitors can help you get up to speed.

    The new data rules are a positive move which aims to put individuals in control over who holds their personal data, why and for how long. 

      

    Understand your obligations as a business owner and an employer

    The course has been divided into two parts to provide benefit to both those who wish to receive an overview and for those who want to understand the impact for dealing with issues surrounding employees, workplaces and business issues.

    The morning session will be run by Will Roebuck and will concentrate on cyber risk and how GDPR will impact all businesses and their … more

  • AFSA Spring Conference and Awards Dinner

    Tags: AFSA

    SCE Solicitors were at the AFSA Spring Conference and Awards Dinner in May and held a very vibrant workshop discussing gender pay gap with significant delegate participation.

    One aspect of the discussion was that those who attended were surprised at some of the pay gaps reported by fire services ie it was very small – the feeling was that most of the retained fire fighters tend to be women whose hourly rate is a lot higher and this skews the overall figures.

    The workshop was well received and SCE Solicitors have been invited to offer a fire service informal advice on their pay gap report.

    We again felt fortunate to be included in this positive event and supporting the Asain Fire Service Association.

    For more information about AFSA please visit - http://afsa.co.uk/ more

  • Leeds Legal Walk 2018

    Tags: Charity, Legal Walk

    Courtney Janotta and Emma Roberts, Paralegals of the firm, participated in the Leeds Legal Walk on Monday 14 June 2018. Here’s their reflection on the event:

    “We saw announcements for the upcoming Leeds Legal Walk and both of us volunteered to walk on behalf of the firm for a great cause. The purpose of the 10K walk was to raise money for legal advice services that assist the poorest and most vulnerable people in our community. Funding for legal advice services has reduced, particularly since the 2013 removal of much of legal aid for humanitarian and social welfare advice.

    Our lovely colleagues sponsored us, and the firm had shirts made for us for the event!

    We were both so happy to see a large and diverse turnout, with participates ranging from administrators to firm … more

  • Visit from newest team member

    On Wednesday 3rd May 2018 the offices of SCE Solicitors were treated to the great honour of a visit by the newest team member – Olive Cakali.

    The office was decorated and while the team got their share of cuddles, Mummy Samira was able to enjoy lunch and was showered with presents for the baby.

    Everyone thought baby Olive was adorable and even Courtney overcame her nerves and enjoyed her cuddles.

    It was lovely to see Samira, even just for a short visit, and the team at SCE wish her, baby Olive and the rest of the family well and a restful maternity leave.

    Samira is expected to return from Maternity leave in July, however in the meantime the Employment Team will be available to discuss your employment issues. more

  • New Team Member

    Tags: Team Member

    We are pleased to announce that SCE Solicitors has a new team member; Samira gave birth to Olive Cakali on 15th April 2018 at 12.35pm.

    Mother, baby and the rest of the Cakali family are all doing well.

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  • GDPR seminar with guest speaker E_Radar

    Tags: Seminar, GDPR, Guest Speaker

    On Tuesday 13th March SCE Solicitors, with guest speaker Will Roebuck from E_Radar, held a full day workshop at our offices in Leeds, to explain the GDPR obligations for Employers.  The sell-out session was a huge success and received outstanding feedback. 

    From the completed surveys -

    • 80% said that the seminar met their expectations and the other 20% said that their expectations were met over and beyond.

    • When asked about the style and content of the speakers 60% said that it was good and the other 40% said that it was excellent.

    • All the attendees said that the workshop was relevant to their needs, with 60% of them saying it was very relevant.

    • All the attendees said that they would recommend the workshop to colleagues.

    When asked what they … more

  • Celebrating International Women's Day 2018

    Tags: The Team, International Women's Day

    Today is International Women’s Day and for more than a century people around the world have been marking this day.  

    Different countries around the world celebrate it in different ways, from national holidays for women to giving flowers.  This year the theme of International Women's Day campaign is #PressforProgress and the BBC are running a 100 Women campaign.  Read more on the BBC News article - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-42824064?SThisFB 

    At SCE Solicitors we have many wonderful women working for us and think today we are perfectly justified in celebrating them.  This year Courtney Janotta, a paralegal at the firm, has been given the spotlight; let us take you through her journey.  

    “My mother always knew I’d be a … more

  • Employers and your GDPR obligation

    Tags: GDPR, seminar

    On Tuesday 13 March 2018 SCE Solicitors are holding a one day GDPR training course.

    The course has been divided up into two parts to provide benefit to both those who wish to receive a quick overview and those who want to understand the impact for dealing with employee details.

    The morning session will be run by Dai Davies, a technology lawyer and a well-known speaker, and will provide a general overview of GDPR and how it will impact all businesses.  The afternoon session will be run by our Richard Newstead and will focus on the implications of employers.  

    Data Protection has recently undergone a fundamental reappraisal with the enactment of the new European Union GDPR. GDPR will come fully into force on 25 May 2018 and businesses which do not plan for it will be … more

  • Updates and News

    The legal world has many updates, interesting results and changes which shape the future interpretation of the law.  The SCE team do our best to provide a timely report and commentary on the activities, updates and case studies that hopefully matter to you.  

    We'd love to know the topics that you would like to receive updates about.  Help us to write about the subjects that matter to you by clicking here to complete a quick survey, which asks no personal details, just your preferences.

    There are a number of ways that we deliver you these updates.  When you visit our website you can read two types of blog posts, firstly on legal updates and case studies, and secondly we try and give you a flavour of who the SCE team are and the activities we are involved in. … more

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  • Gig Economy – Royal Mail Group Facing legal action from drivers

    Tags: National Minimum Wage, Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal, Gig Economy, Worker, Supreme Court, Self-Employed, Royal Mail, Drivers, DPD

    The trend towards gig economy drivers and contractors demanding employment status rights will continue throughout 2018. This should come as no surprise when you consider the recent report published by parliamentary committees which determined nearly 1.6 million people work for gig-economy giants and find relatively little protection provided under current employment law due to their status. 

    We previously reported on the Uber drivers ongoing battle in August 2016, and the EAT decision in November 2017 if you haven’t been keeping up with our gig economy posts. 

    More recently, in December 2017, couriers at Parcelforce Worldwide commenced legal action against its parent group, Royal Mail Group Ltd, over failure to pay drivers the national minimum wage and holiday pay.& … more

    

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