UK Employment Law

Episode 136The view from Mayer Brown

Nick looks at three recent cases. In this episode he looks at a case on handling extensive sickness absence for a disabled employee, the relevance of PHI cover when awarding damages and a damages claim for negligently damaging an employee’s social media accounts. 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 says parties must stick to their NOM clause
  2. Adjudication “true” valuation derails winding up petition
  3. Subject to board approval term blocks contract formation
  4. Hackitt final report calls for new framework to drive culture change and the right behaviours
  5. Government to act on final Hackitt report
  6. GDPR guidance issued for NEC4

The update can be accessed here.

UK Pensions Law

Episode 44The View from Mayer Brown

Richard Goldstein looks at the recent decision in the Box Clever case in which the Upper Tribunal held that it was reasonable for the Pensions Regulator to issue financial support directions in connection with the failure of a joint venture.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 135The View from Mayer Brown

Nick looks at a case on disability discrimination which will concern employers, a case on when a tribunal can decide the true employer is not the employer identified in the contract and whether it can be fair to dismiss for a first offence which is not gross misconduct. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 134The View from Mayer Brown

Nick’s review covers four cases, two dealing with the correct test for constructive dismissal, one looking at the right of agency workers to claim parity of employment terms with permanent employees and an update on sex discrimination claims connected with shared parental leave. 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 adds an extra ground for staying adjudication enforcement
  2. Interpretation of ‘Defect’ leaves tunnel contractor with bill for over £100million
  3. When the courts can, and cannot, fill gaps in a contract
  4. Government consultation on cladding regulation changes
  5. Retention Bill wording published but date of next reading put back
  6. New 2018 suite of RIBA Professional Services Contracts
  7. GDPR now in force

The update can be accessed here.

UK Employment Law

Special EpisodeAnother View from Mayer Brown

Daniel Stilitz QC of 11KBW discusses the case of Air Products v Cockram, which relates to a claim for age discrimination in the provision of benefits to employees. Dan appeared for the employer in the Court of Appeal and has a number of very interesting thoughts on the case and what it means for employers and employees. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 133The View from Mayer Brown

Nick’s review looks at two decisions in the Supreme Court. One establishes when notice of termination becomes effective, when the employee is sent a termination by post. The second looks at the ability of the courts to grant “negotiating damages” for breach of a restrictive covenant. Finally there is a really useful case on fair process in a redundancy dismissal. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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