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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Legal developments in construction law

We are delighted to share our latest Construction Legal Update.

Key topics in this update include:

  1. Project insurance is no protection for roofing subcontractor after fire
  2. Good faith back on the agenda – for “relational contracts”
  3. So whose job is it to obtain planning permission?
  4. Winfield Rock and BIM Protocol 2
  5. Government keeps payment practices in its sights
  6. Sir Oliver provides an update on the build out review

The update can be accessed here.

UK Employment Law

Episode 132The View from Mayer Brown

Nick looks at a claim that it is direct sex discrimination (and so unlawful) to pay a man on shared parental leave less than a woman on maternity leave. We also have a case on adjournments where the Claimant is unwell and the dangers of making adverse amendments to clauses in an LTIP scheme. 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. Adjudication award: court orders partial stay after SPV abandons its project
2. Court throws lifeline to adjudication smash and grab victims
3. How to spot a pay less notice
4. Government updates power of trade bodies to challenge late payment terms
5. New consultations on NPPF overhaul and developer contributions
6. Considerate Constructors Scheme goes Ultra
7. Government consults on housing complaints system
8. The GDPR comes into force on 25 May 2018 – are you ready?

The update can be accessed here.