Archive for April 2016

UK Pensions Law

Episode 24The View from Mayer Brown

Richard Goldstein looks at a new company law requirement which came into force on 6 April 2016 and which affects corporate trustees of pension schemes. Under this new requirement, companies must keep a register of “persons with significant control” of the company.

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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. When making a contract can get personal
2. Court gives adjudicator a helping hand with contract formation issues
3. Court of Appeal gives reminder about drafting exclusion clauses
4. April launch for new utilities and concession contracts regulations
5. New BSI official BIM Level 2 website
6. New Framework Alliance Contract on the way

The update can be accessed here.

Financial Dispute Resolution

Episode 12The View from Mayer Brown

X Ray Spex – this month Ed Sautter discusses a CMBS case which analyses the entitlement to interest of a Class X noteholder and he revisits issues of rating agency confirmation, this time in the context of swap agreements.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 92The View from Mayer Brown

Nick’s review of three cases starts with a case on an award of damages for breach of a restrictive covenant. He also looks at a case involving the right to manifest religious belief at work and whether an employer who was unsure whether an employee had the right to work in the UK, could dismiss without establishing the precise position. 

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UK Employment Law

Episode 91The View from Mayer Brown

Nick’s round up covers three recent cases in the EAT. The first looks at when an employer can raise performance concerns with an employee on sick leave. The second case considers whether an employer can dismiss an employee who is believed to be “pulling a sickie”. The final case looks at interim relief applications and what a Claimant has to prove to obtain an interim relief order. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11 to receive links to all the cases mentioned.

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UK Pensions Law

Episode 23The View from Mayer Brown

Richard Goldstein looks at the recent case of Hughes v The Royal London Mutual Insurance Society and its implications for pension schemes. The case concerned the refusal of a transfer request on the grounds of suspected pensions liberation and centred on when a member has a statutory transfer right and, in particular, the meaning of the term “transfer credits”.

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