15th December 2016
Welcome to WJM's December audio newsletter
Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie December Audio Newsletter (full show)
Hello and welcome to WJM’s December audio newsletter.
This month we are at the WJM annual Christmas film night, saying thanks to our clients for another great year. We’ll also be asking why we all procrastinate so much over one legal document that all of us will need. We’ll be looking at a legal ruling involving taxi firm Uber that could have an impact on thousands of workers all over the country and, with a recent report saying that identify fraud has increased by nearly 60% in recent years, we’ll be finding out a little bit more about identity fraud.Download MP3
A relatively new term, the gig economy refers to people who see an alternative to full time employment with regular hours and a fixed salary as picking up gigs when it suits them. As an employee, workers have certain rights and responsibilities such as holiday and sick pay. There are rights not afforded to self-employed workers who take gigs. In recent weeks a UK Employment Court has ruled in a landmark case that drivers for online taxi firm UBER are not self-employed and should be paid the national living wage. It’s a decision that could have an impact on tens of thousands of workers across the emerging gig economy. WJM’s Andrew Pattie explains more. For help with any employment law issues, call us on 0141 248 3434.Download MP3
What’s the one legal document that all of us should put in place that we’ll never need to use while we’re alive? WJM’s Annie Pearson prepares many of the Wills we put in place for clients but knows it’s a document many of us procrastinate over, sometimes for years. We speak to her about this and some of the reasons she hears from the estimated one in two people in the UK who don’t have a Will. For more information on Wills, get in touch with us on 0141 248 3434.Download MP3
All of us will be familiar with emails from our banks and utility providers warning us not to divulge too many personal details but asking us to confirm addresses, postcodes and mother’s maiden names to prove who we are. The most vulnerable are those who don’t take precautions to secure and protect the information they share online. With a recent report saying that identify fraud has increased by nearly 60% in recent years, WJM’s Angus Macleod talks about identify fraud, starting by defining what exactly it is. If you would like any more information on this, call us on 0141 248 3434.Download MP3