Archive for November 2015

Legal developments in construction law

We are delighted to share our latest Construction Legal Update.

Key topics in this update include:

Current issues
1. Court demolishes employer’s challenges to adjudicator’s award
2. Challenging jurisdiction but paying the adjudicator – not waiving but…?
3. Supreme Court takes another look at penalty clauses – 100 years on
4. New housing bill starts government’s million homes crusade
5. New development rights to convert offices into homes
6. Government puts steel rules into procurement process

The update can be accessed here.

UK Employment Law

Episode 82The View from Mayer Brown

Nick takes a look at three recent cases, all in the Employment Appeal Tribunal. The first one looks at allegedly inconsistent treatment of employees who were guilty of misconduct. The second case looks at whether an employee has to show they suffered a detriment in order to claim discrimination. The third case reviews the law on when an employer can dismiss an employee by reason of ill health related absence. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11 to receive links to all the cases mentioned.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 81The View from Mayer Brown

Nick takes a look at three recent cases, one concering unfortunate Facebook comments by an employee, one on the rights of agency workers under the Agency Regulations and a decision in the European Court on parental leave entitlement. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11 to receive links to all the cases mentioned.

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