In these unprecedented times, Axiom Stone Solicitors will, in common with other businesses, be following the Government's official advice on social distancing and social isolating.

Public health measures must have the highest priority and, as a result, some staff will be working from home. Also, our offices will be closed to visitors.

However, we wish to reassure existing and potential clients that we will continue to provide the highest levels of service.

Please be assured we have a robust business continuity plan in place that is designed to minimise the impact on our service to you.

In addition, please continue to contact us electronically or by phone in relation to the progress of your matters or on any issues of concern to you.

Until further notice, service of claim forms, application notices and all other court documents and contractual notices must be made to our head office only (we shall not accept service through any other means). Our head office address is at Axiom Stone Solicitors, Axiom House, 1 Spring Villa Road, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 7EB. We ask that all other correspondence be sent by email to the relevant member of Axiom Stone Solicitors. In the event that service of court documents or contractual notices is attempted by post, courier, DX, or fax to any address other than that of our Head Office, we cannot provide any assurance that they will be received or processed. We are grateful for your understanding at this time.

We will update this information regularly on our website (Please see COVID-19 Updates Here) and via social media.

Finally, we urge everybody to follow the official advice on fighting the virus outbreak so enabling you to stay safe and well.

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Unlawful deductions from wages

If an employer fails to make payment to an employee or worker or has paid less than agreed under the employment contract, this may be unlawful.

Wages are defined as:

  • Any salary, holiday pay, bonus or commission, whether contractual or otherwise
  • Pay that an employee is entitled to under statute (for example, statutory sick pay or    statutory maternity, paternity, adoption or shared parental pay)
  • Payments for trade union duties, for antenatal care or to look for work

The following do not constitute “wages”:

  • An advance payment or an overpayment of salary by the employer, or where a loan is taken from the company
  • Expenses incurred in connection with employment
  • Payments due under a pension scheme or in connection with retirement
  • Compensation for loss of office or in relation to a redundancy

Where the deductions have not been agreed by both parties they may be unlawful and an employee or worker may bring a claim provided the following applies:

  • The deduction was not required or authorised by legislation
  • It was not authorised in the contract of employment
  • It was not consented to by the employee or worker in writing before it was taken