Archive for May 2016

UK Pensions Law

Episode 25The View from Mayer Brown

Richard Goldstein looks at the Pensions Regulator’s revised code of practice on the governance and administration of trust-based schemes providing money purchase benefits. The revised code has been laid before Parliament for approval, and is expected to come into force in July.

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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. Parties bound by arbitration clause that did not surface
2. How, and why, adjudicators should stick to the script
3. Does a contract change, that has to be in writing, have to be in writing?
4. New government public sector initiatives to support UK steel
5. Is your company (or those you deal with) under control?
6. The Modern Slavery Act – do you need to make a statement?

The update can be accessed here.

UK Employment Law

Episode 94The View from Mayer Brown

Nick’s review looks at three recent cases in the Employment Appeal Tribunal. The first looks at the test for whether adverse treatment is “arising” from disability. The second considers whether an employee could prevent an employer using material given to it by a third party which had been taken from the employee’s mobile phone. The final case considers whether a belief that the public sector is wastes money could be a philosophical belief covered by the Equality Act 2010. 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 93The View from Mayer Brown

Nick’s review of recent cases looks at a case on whistleblowing, whether an employer could change a sickness absence policy unilaterally, and settling claims which neither party knows about at the time of settlement. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11 to receive links to all the cases mentioned.

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UK Corporate Trust & Agency

Episode 1The View from Mayer Brown

Gary Silverman, Stuart Pickford and Alex Wood look at the interpretation by the English courts of words and phrases commonly found in trust deeds and agency agreements. This has been updated 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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