Archive for November 2014

UK Employment Law

Episode 60The View from Mayer Brown

Nick considers three recent decisions. The first case considers the vexing issue of when an employer has to make allowances for a disabled employee whose attendance record is poor. The second confirms that in-house legal costs are recoverable in principle if a Tribunal awards costs to an employer, and the third case considers the interplay between vicarious liability for harassment and TUPE.

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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: be careful what you ask for
  2. Court rules on claim for specific performance of bond and warranties
  3. Adjudication and settlement discussions – pre-conditions to litigation?
  4. New government planning guidance
  5. HSE sets out its expectations on timber frame fire risks
  6. New British standard for BIM information exchange

The update can be accessed here.

Construction & Engineering Legal Update

We are delighted to share our latest Construction & Engineering Legal Update.

Key topics in this Update include:

  • Viva Mexico?
  • Indonesia – how about the ‘i’ in potential?
  • Colombia – Latin America’s newcomer
  • Ethiopia: It’s not about the oil
  • Dutch arbitration law gets an upgrade
  • Brazilian flair
  • Land of opportunity – key points on bidding in the U.S.
  • Breach of contract? Don’t forget the staff time.

The update can be accessed here.

UK Employment Law

Episode 59The View from Mayer Brown

Nick takes a look at two areas of importance for employers where there have been recent cases. First, the recent holiday pay cases are front page news. The podcast considers in detail what employers should do now and what to do about the points that remain unclear. Secondly, the courts have emphasised that employers have a range of legal responses open to them when faced with an employee looking to leave in breach of contract.

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UK Employment Law

Special EpisodeAnother View from Mayer Brown

In this special episode, Nick interviews Richard Goldstein, who is a partner in our London pensions team. Richard talks about the recent Court of Appeal decision in Griffin v Plymouth Hospital NHS Trust and, more generally, about the approach to be taken by Employment Tribunals when calculating damages for pension loss.

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