Welcome to our new website

We are today pleased to announce the next phase in the development of Schofield & Associates with the launch of this new web-site www.schofieldandassociates.co.uk Having established the firm at the start of 2009, following over a decade of experience with leading Midlands’ lawyers, we have seen the business grow from strength to strength. We specialise… Read more »

Avoiding the Wrong Side of Redundancy

Schofield & Associates Employment Lawyers offer advice to employers in difficult times. With the current economic climate as it is many employers are looking to ‘right size’ their businesses to reflect reduced levels of demand for products and services, and to enable them to grow when market conditions improve. It is important for employers to… Read more »

West Midlands Employment Figures Out

Encouraging signs came from the Office for National Statistics yesterday as West Midlands unemployment numbers fell from 285,000 last month to 282,0000. This improvement was in contrast to the national picture where those out of work rose by 40,000 across the country as a whole. Commenting on the figures employment lawyer Eileen Schofield said ‘it… Read more »

Employee or Self-Employed – Mutuality of Obligation

Employees, or their dependants, are entitled to claim damages for injury caused by a workplace accident if: • there was a duty of care owed to the injured person; • that duty was not performed; and • it was reasonably foreseeable that harm would result from a failure to discharge the duty of care. In… Read more »