Eversheds to defend £100K bullying claim

Eversheds’ Newcastle office has been slapped with a £100,000 claim for damages from a former employee.

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By Karl Anders and Lucie Bryan On 6 April 2018 HMCTS publicly announced the launch of a new online service to allow members of the public and businesses to issue money claims, resolve disputes and access mediation via a new online claims service. Known as Civil Money Claims, and available for money claims with a […]

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