Archive for January 2016

UK Employment Law

Episode 86The View from Mayer Brown

Nick looks at three cases. First he looks at the recent ECHR case on monitoring of personal emails at work. The second case looks at whether it was age discrimination to deny an older employee the chance to volunteer for redundancy, and the third case discusses whether it was racial discrimination for an employer to dismiss an employee who had the right to work in the UK but who could not prove it. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11 to receive links to all the cases mentioned.

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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. Looking for the contract terms you can’t see
2. Court gives green light to asbestos exclusion and limitation clauses
3. Adjudication award enforced even if adjudicator relied on the wrong contract
4. Government bolts social issues guidance on to new steel procurement policy
5. Report to CONIAC says no new CDM ACOP is needed
6. New NEC3 clauses for early contractor involvement in design and planning

The update can be accessed here.

Financial Dispute Resolution

Episode 9The View from Mayer Brown

Please release me: This month Ed Sautter discusses how Lloyds Bank persuaded the Court of Appeal to permit it to redeem some expensive capital notes and how this case demonstrates the continued challenges of contractual interpretation.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 85The View from Mayer Brown

Nick looks at three recent important cases. The first looks at whether an employer can be required to adjust sickness absence policies in favour of disabled employees. The second considers an employer who gave a disabled ex-employee an adverse reference and in the third case the Employment Tribunal decides the six year limitation period does not apply to breach of contract claims in the Employment Tribunal. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11 to receive links to all the cases mentioned.

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