Gordon Ramsay loses Claridge's contract in real life kitchen nightmare after 12 years at the helm Chef had been negotiating new long-term agreement for Art Deco dining rooms at high-end Mayfair hotelClinched deal in 2001 with ex-business partner and estranged father-in-lawFive-star hotel's dining rooms lost Michelin status in January 2010 after head chef quit it was reported that Gordon Ramsay would face competition from his estranged father-in-law, Chris Hutcheson. Mr Hutcheson and his son Adam were said to be launching a chain of healthy fast-food restaurants called Scoffs, serving British tapas for diet-conscious office workers
Council worker who lifted the lid on mistakes in children at risk records wins 70,000 payout for being sacked unfairlyJohn Coatman received the payout after a battle with Salford CouncilWas sacked after raising concerns over figures in line manager's reportMr Coatman says the case caused him so much stress he suffered a stroke By James Rush PUBLISHED: 09:52 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:03 GMT, 20 February 2013 John Coatman has been awarded nearly 70,000 after winning an unfair dismissal case against Salford Council for being sacked after raising concerns about inaccuracies in a report about children at risk of abuse A council worker sacked after pointing out inaccuracies in a report about children at risk of abuse has been awarded 67,995 in an unfair dismissal case. John Coatman, 59, received the payout after a battle with Salford Council, which started in 2008
Stringfellows lapdancer loses unfair dismissal case… then gets compared to a church organistNadine Quashie, 29, ruled to have been self-employed so cannot sue the clubExpert compares legal battle with similar cases brought by church organists'Exactly the same legal principles are at stake,' he said PUBLISHED: 20:18 GMT, 21 December 2012 | UPDATED: 20:25 GMT, 21 December 2012 Former lap dancer Nadine Quashie, 29, lost her latest court battle today to sue Stringfellows night club for unfair dismissal A former Stringfellows lapdancer lost her landmark legal battle to become the first stripper to sue for unfair dismissal today
McDonald's waitress wins 3,000 out-of- court settlement after she was sacked for sprinkling 'over-generous' serving of chocolate on a colleague's McFlurry Student Sarah Finch was fired by McDonald's in Carmarthen, West WalesShe was accused of gross misconduct after 'giving away free food'Bosses had described the 19-year-old as 'exceptional' before sacking herMother Tessa Finch said they had the burger giant 'firmly by the knackers' | UPDATED: 13:51 GMT, 18 December 2012 Not lovin' it: Student Sarah Finch has been handed 3,000 compensation after she was sacked for sprinkling too much chocolate on a McFlurry A McDonald's worker who was fired for sprinkling too much chocolate on a friend's McFlurry has been handed 3,000 in compensation after taking on the fast-food giant. Sarah Finch, 19, was sacked for gross misconduct after bosses accused her of giving away food after serving a workmate extra chocolate topping on the 99p ice-cream. But the restaurant chain paid furious Sarah more than 3,000 compensation in an out-of-court settlement today after she refused to accept her sacking.
Cabinet in revolt over Cameron’s alcohol price plans: Senior Tories and Lib Dems unite to oppose ‘unfair tax on the poor’Plan to make retailers sell alcohol for at least 45p a unit branded 'illiberal'Opposition grew when study showed poorest 20% would bear half price hike, paying an extra 318million a year for alcohol Wealthiest 20% would pay an extra 7m and richest 10% would pay nothing | UPDATED: 20:12 GMT, 16 December 2012 A bid to end Britain’s binge drinking culture by imposing a price hike on alcohol has been hit by a Cabinet revolt. Senior Tories and Liberal Democrats have united to oppose the minimum pricing proposals, condemning it as an ‘unfair tax on the poor’. Ministers critical of the plan, backed by David Cameron, to make retailers sell alcohol for at least 45p a unit said it was ‘illiberal’ and would punish responsible but cash-strapped drinkers.
Now Ramsay's father-in-law tries to shut down his global empire: High Court battle to wind up company that owns restaurantsChristopher Hutcheson has lodged a petition to wind up his son-in-law's restaurantsHe claims he is taking the drastic action in pursuit of a 'significant unpaid debt' | UPDATED: 01:47 GMT, 6 December 2012 Bitter row: Christopher Hutcheson has reignited his bitter feud with son Gordon Ramsey Gordon Ramsay’s father-in-law reignited their bitter war yesterday by demanding the High Court shut down the chef’s global empire.
BBC chief who got 450,000 golden goodbye after just 54 days in the job wanted MOREBBC Trust Chairman Lord Patten defended Mr Entwistle's 450,000 payoff after just 54 days in the job as Director-General Before his dramatic resignation, Mr Entwistle asked Lord Patten 'Are you urging me to go' Trust chairman replied, 'No, but we are not urging you to stay'They finally agreed a deal of one year's salary, legal fees and private healthcare for 12 monthsIf Savile inquiries conclude Mr Entwistle breached broadcasting guidelines, BBC can claw back moneyLord Patten refuses to publish hours he works calling it 'impertinent' Licence fee payers will pick up bill for two BBC Savile inquiries, MPs told, with 200,000 spent so far Those interviewed as part of Pollard review will each get up to 50,000 of legal fees paid, acting DG Tim Davie reveals | UPDATED: 04:08 GMT, 28 November 2012 George Entwistle demanded even more than the 450,000 exit deal he secured after a disastrous 54 days as director general of the BBC, it emerged yesterday.