Press Release: “Game of Thrones” – Legal Sins

Michael Lewin Solicitors, a leading provider of personal and business legal services, has decided to celebrate the brilliant finale of Season five of Game of Thrones and the anticipated sixth series to take a tongue-in-cheek look at the legal implications for the citizens of Westeros and Essos.

Michael Lewins Head of Employment, Ian Abel commented, “The mythical surroundings of the series would be a litigation nightmare if we approached it from a modern legal scenario and in particular when compared to current UK Legislation. So we thought it would be fun to take a look at the series in this light.”

Some of the key legal issues we wanted to highlight are:

Employment Claims – various issues with the breach of working time regulations, breach of the national minimum wage, and breach of health and safety regulations, also many characters would have a claim potential claims for discrimination on the basis of various protected characteristics.

Stress at Work – ignoring the fact that the GoT world exists in turbulent times, and with this would come a great amount of stress, but specifically if Theon Greyjoy could be classed as an employee then he could claim following the unbearable amount of bullying and harassment.

Animal Bite Claims – forget your vicious dog bites that account for 200,000 dog attacks each year in the UK, imagine the attacks by the Stark’s wolves and Daenerys’ Dragons.

In the short document we have identified numerous legal infringements that could keep any solicitor in Westeros and Essos busy for an eternity.

The document and infographic can be found here: http://www.michaellewin.co.uk/game-of-thrones-legal-sins/

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