Woman wins sex discrimination and unequal pay claim against school

A woman who said she earned less than male colleagues at a boarding school and was verbally abused by pupils has won her claim of sex discrimination.


Hannah Miller worked as a science technician at Tonbridge School in Kent. She claimed that a man doing the same job as her was paid more yet she was “shouldering 90% of the workload”.


Berry Smith act on Bed Factory hotel sale

Berry Smith LLP were delighted to act as Lead Advisor to the shareholders of Bed Factory Hotels Limited on its multi-million pound sale to Compass Hospitality Holdings (UK) Limited. 

Bed Factory Hotels Limited owns and operates The Big Sleep Hotels, situated in Cardiff, Cheltenham and Eastbourne.


Government urged to rewrite the rulebook on late payment

The government is being urged to throw out the rulebook relating to late payments and start afresh if it really wants to tackle the problem that bedevils so many small businesses.


The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has conducted a widespread study into the issue and produced a report, Ending Late Payment. It says the crucial step needed to deal with the problem is to build a financial structure that would boost trade credit, particularly for small businesses.


More landlords writing off unpaid rent to speed up evictions

There has been an 11% increase in the number of landlords prepared to write off unpaid rent in order to speed up the process of eviction, according to figures released by Thomson Reuters.


Researchers say the number of accelerated procedure notices jumped from 26,929 in 2013/14 to 29,821 in 2014/15.