Archive for 2016

Legal developments in construction law

We are delighted to share our latest Construction Legal Update.

Key topics in this update include:

Current issues
1. Liability caps of no use without binding agreements
2. Just when you thought you knew what “consequential loss” meant…
3. Roads and premises do not have to be kept in perfect state for visitors
4. New government policy note on procurement and contracting onerous practices
5. JCT 2016: Intermediate Building Contract
6. New BSI Code of Practice for asset management

The update can be accessed here.

UK Pensions Law

Episode 29The View from Mayer Brown

Richard Goldstein looks at the Government’s recently published consultation on a proposed method by which it believes schemes could convert GMPs into ordinary scheme benefits and simultaneously satisfy any duties they may have to treat men and women equally in relation to GMPs built up from 17 May 1990 onwards.

 

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UK Employment Law

Episode 106The View from Mayer Brown

Nick’s review of three recent cases covers restrictive covenants in a business sale document, breast feeding at work and the Working Time Regulations. 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:

Current issues
1. Adjudicator’s million pound error fails to stop enforcement of decision
2. Court of Appeal cannot fix shortfall in interim payment regime
3. Court says Construction Act and Scheme concerned with cash flow, not contract sum
4. February 2017 date set for new ADM contracts
5. APPG looking at evidence on potential Brexit impact on construction skill pool
6. And now – the JCT 2016 Standard Building Contracts

The update can be accessed here.

UK Employment Law

Episode 105The View from Mayer Brown

Nick looks at the recent Uber case, which is being hailed as a key case on the gig economy, plus a case on an alleged discretionary bonus and whether a neutral ill health policy could be challenged as discriminatory by a disabled employee. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 104The View from Mayer Brown

Nick takes a look at two recent cases and a change in Employment Tribunal procedures. One case looks at how similar activities must be for a service provision change under TUPE to happen. The second case looks at the ASDA equal pay case and recent developments in that litigation. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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UK Pensions Law

Episode 28The View from Mayer Brown

Richard Goldstein looks at the issue of recovery of VAT charged on services provided to occupational pension schemes following the recent publication of a further HMRC brief on the topic.

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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:

Current issues
1.Does discovering a dangerous defect mean goodbye to a negligence claim?
2.Natural justice; what if an adjudicator knows something important that you do not?
3.Is there a concluded contract? What can a court consider?
4. April 2017 date set for new large business payment reporting requirements
5. JCT D & B 2016 is here!
6. Neighbourhood Planning Bill under way

The update can be accessed here.

UK Employment Law

Episode 103The View from Mayer Brown

Nick looks at three cases. The first deals with the ability of a Tribunal to overturn an otherwise valid compromise agreement if one party lacked mental capacity to enter that agreement. The second case looks at justifying the application of a sickness absence policy to a disabled employee. The final case looks at differential pay for men and women on shared parental leave. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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UK Corporate Trust & Agency

Episode 4The View from Mayer Brown

Gary Silverman, Stuart Pickford and Alex Wood looked at the interpretation by the English courts of words and phrases commonly found in trust deeds and agency agreements. This was an update of Episode 1 following the Supreme Court’s decision in BNY Mellon v LBG Capital which considered the use of background materials when interpreting a contract or trust deed which governs the terms on which a negotiable instrument is held.

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