UK Employment Law

Episode 141The View from Mayer Brown

Nick’s review of recent cases looks at a very significant decision in the Court of Appeal on non disclosure agreements. He also looks at a case which decided whether an employee dismissed for not having the right to work in the UK was entitled to an appeal. And finally a case on why context matters when considering allegedly discriminatory comments. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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Legal developments in construction law

We are delighted to share our latest Construction Legal Update.

Key topics in this update include:

  1. Court of Appeal tackles Japanese knotweed and the law of nuisance
  2. Adjudications: liquidators ‘regularly’ start them – but should they?
  3. Court rules on a payment mechanism for milestones
  4. Moderating a procurement bid – court spells out how it should be done
  5. Government announces ban on combustile cladding
  6. New Homes Ombudsman
  7. New NEC Practice Note for offsite modular construction

The update can be accessed here.

UK Employment Law

Episode 140The View from Mayer Brown

Nick’s review of recent cases looks at a decision on whether an employer could remove an outdated allowance following a TUPE transfer. Secondly we have clarification on which wages claims can be decided in the Employment Tribunal. Finally we have a case where the Judge decided that the individual was an employee and not a consultant although neither party was seeking to argue this point. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 139The View from Mayer Brown

Nick takes a look at two recent and key cases. The first looks at a constructive dismissal claim and what was needed for a valid claim. The second case puts pressure on employers facing requests to adjourn disciplinary and grievance hearings to allow the employee’s representative to attend. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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Legal developments in construction law

We are delighted to share our latest Construction Legal Update.

Key topics in this update include:

  1. Supreme Court rules bank owes no duty of care for gambler’s credit reference
  2. Court of Appeal confirms contract clause bars eot for concurrent delay
  3. Failure to obtain assignment of engineer’s report sinks duty of care claim
  4. New government consultation on amended Building Regs fire safety guidance
  5. Revised NPPF published
  6. Government plans new measures on insolvency and corporate governance

The update can be accessed here.

UK Employment Law

Episode 138The View from Mayer Brown

Nick’s review of cases looks at a key case involving the use of legal advice given to the employer but which was leaked to the claimant, a wasted costs order against a claimant’s legal representative and whether a group of claimants had waived their claim by delaying for more than two years before going to court. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 137The View from Mayer Brown

Nick looks at three recent and important cases. The first one looks at whether voluntary overtime counts towards holiday pay, the second considers if a belief in the right to own work product created by the employee was a philosophical belief covered by the Equality Act, and the final case considers part time working for a long term disabled employee facing dismissal. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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UK Pensions Law

Episode 46The View from Mayer Brown

Richard looks at the recent Court of Appeal decision in the BA v Airways Pension Scheme Trustee case and the Competition and Markets Authority’s provisional decision in its investigation into the investment consultancy and fiduciary management markets.

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UK Employment Law

Special EpisodeAnother View from Mayer Brown

Nick is joined by Jennifer McGrandle, to talk about the valuable work done by ELIPS (Employment Tribunal Litigant in Person Support Scheme) and what it means to be an ELIPS volunteer. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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