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.

UK Employment Law

Episode 131The View from Mayer Brown

Nick’s review of three cases starts with a case which clarifies an area of the law on disability discrimination, looks at one which confirms the limits of employment protection for pregnant employees, under European law, and a case in the Supreme Court which may pave the way for a challenge to the way Tribunals evaluate whether a dismissal is fair or unfair. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 130The View from Mayer Brown

Nick’s review of three recent cases starts with a case on springboard injunctions from 2015. The second case considers limitations on a discretionary power given to an employer. The final case deals with the point at which collective redundancy consultation has to start. 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. Frustration, the contract killer, and “Thriller Live” in Greece
2. Court can set the timing on a timeless obligation
3. Contract termination – could it also be acceptance of a repudiation?
4. Government gets tough on lease issues
5. MP’s retentions bill goes forward to a second reading
6. FIDIC 2: programmes and time

The update can be accessed here.

UK Employment Law

Episode 129The View from Mayer Brown

Nick looks at three recent cases. One relates to a disputed termination date and the effect that had on an employee’s claims. The second covers the dismissal of an employee for intermittent sickness absence and the third considers the Tribunal’s powers to adjudicate claims for unlawful deductions from pay. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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International Arbitration Update

Please find attached the sixth edition of Mayer Brown’s Global International Arbitration Update, a bi-annual publication that summarises key events in international arbitration from the preceding six months. The update, which covers both commercial and investor-State arbitration developments from around the globe, is divided into five sections:

  • Mayer Brown firm updates;
  • Legal updates from across the globe, including updates to the CIETAC, CAA, BCDR-AAA, DIAC and DIS Rules and updates from the ICC and LCIA;
  • Global case law developments;
  • Upcoming Mayer Brown Events; and
  • Key Mayer Brown Publications.

The update can be accessed here.

Legal developments in construction law

We are delighted to share our latest Construction Legal Update.

Key topics in this update include:

1. If a contract notice has serious consequences it needs to be…?
2. Adjudication – so what exactly is the dispute?
3. Recovering adjudication costs – Late Payment Act to the rescue?
4. Fire safety regulatory system “not fit for purpose”
5. HSE sets up new advisory network
6. Small Business Commissioner’s complaint handling service goes live
7. FIDIC2: Now on sale and Notice means Notice

The update can be accessed here.