This section lists all our latest news stories and press releases. We update all our clients with the latest news from Blavo & Co Solictors.
A victory for vulnerable adults against state violation
Written on 15/04/2013 by Blavo & CO's Megan McGhee
In February 2013, the Court of Appeal upheld that a severely autistic and epileptic 16 year old was inappropriately restrained by Metropolitan Police officers. Megan McGhee of Blavo & Co Solicitors argues that the landmark ruling in The Commission of Police for the Metropolis v ZH  EWCA Civ 69 fundamentally represents a victory for ... Read more...
Blavo & Co’s Pritesh Davdra raises money for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association
Written on 11/04/2013
Congratulations to Blavo & Co’s Pritesh Davdra on successfully completing a climb to the top of Mount Kilamanjaro. The climb was in aid of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. The charities mission is to find ways to prevent and cure pulmonary hypertension, and to provide hope for the pulmonary hypertension community through support, education, research, advocacy ... Read more...
Tribunal fees by Amanda Tandi of Blavo & Co Solicitors
Written on 04/04/2013 by Blavo & CO's Amanda Tandi
Currently there is no charge for taking a claim to an employment tribunal, but charges are expected to come into effect in summer 2013, probably July. This is intended to bring the employment tribunal in line with other civil courts, and to lower the cost of the employment tribunal system to the taxpayer. The Ministry ... Read more...
SuperLawyers UK nominates Blavo & Co’s Solicitors for 7 awards
Written on 04/04/2013
The Thomson Reuters US publication Super Lawyers was launched in the UK this year. The publication’s proprietary rating system is designed to pinpoint the top solicitors in the Greater London area. The publication comprises a rating service of outstanding lawyers representing each of the Law Society practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer ... Read more...
Are you respecting your client’s confidentiality?
Written on 12/03/2013 by Blavo & CO's Bongai Mutema
According to Rule 4 of the Solicitors Code of Conduct we have a duty to keep the affairs of clients and former clients confidential except where disclosure is required or permitted by law. The duty of confidentiality extends to all confidential information about our client’s affairs, irrespective of the source of the information. Confidentiality is ... Read more...
Mansion Tax – The Facts
Written on 07/03/2013 by Blavo & CO's Maureen Chigboh-Anyadi
This is tax liability that would affect homes worth £2million and above however it is still at proposal level which is set out to be put forward by the Liberal Democrats during the course of their party’s spring conference in March 2013. In reality the Mansion Tax might not affect people with property portfolio that ... Read more...
The Football Lawyer: Gary Neville, football agents and how excess can be curbed
Written on 21/02/2013 by Blavo & CO's John Blavo
Gary Neville has recently and strongly criticised the influence of football agents in the game, and his thoughts led me to reflect on my own experiences of dealing with them. Many agents are very professional, and take a long-term and holistic view of their client’s careers. There are many others, however, who have the sole ... Read more...
The People’s Review of the Work Capability Assessment Test
Written on 19/02/2013 by Blavo & CO's Shaun Lawler
A report published by the campaign group Spartacus, who serve to highlight areas of welfare reform, analyses the failures of the Government’s Work Capability Assessment and the Employment & Support Allowance (ESA) system, which is intended to support people who are too sick or disabled to work. All claimants migrating from Incapacity Benefit or starting ... Read more...
Blavo & Co Sports Law update
Written on 15/01/2013
At Blavo & Co we actively encourage our network of staff to give comment on their specialist subject areas and so who better to lead the way than founder and Senior Partner John Blavo. As many will have seen, John has embarked upon his own feature column in The Independent ‘The Football Lawyer’, sharing his ... Read more...
Mental Health Act – State sanctioned discrimination against people with mental disorder
Written on 14/01/2013 by Blavo & CO's Donald Tiong
Private member Bill, Mental Health (Discrimination) (No.2), championed by Gavin Barwell, a Conservative MP, has received its well deserved support from the Government. The first reading of the Bill at the House of Lords took place on 3 December 2012, and a second reading is scheduled to take place on 18 January 2013. The aim ... Read more...