Archive for July 2016

UK Pensions Law

Episode 27The View from Mayer Brown

Richard Goldstein looks at some recent High Court cases involving occupational pension schemes. The cases cover topics including bulk transfers without member consent, rectification, and the formalities to be observed when exercising a principal employer substitution power.

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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. Bank has no duty of care to hidden claimant
2. Court of Appeal confirms anti-variation clauses do not do what it says on the tin
3. On the continuing importance of finalising a contract
4. Insurance Act 2015 bites – at last
5. IPA updates for Project Initiation Routemap

The update can be accessed here.

UK Employment Law

Episode 98The View from Mayer Brown

Nick’s review of recent cases starts with a decision in the Supreme Court on whether adverse treatment based on an employee’s migrant status was prohibited discrimination. Secondly, the EAT consider the circumstances in which a Tribunal can award an uplift on damages. Finally a case which seems to be a wake up call for those drafting Board Minutes, where a company’s decision to treat someone as a Bad Leaver will turn on the wording of the Board Minutes.

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UK Employment Law

Special EpisodeAnother View from Mayer Brown

In this special guest podcast Nick and Paul Goulding QC talk about recent developments in the law relating to restrictive covenants, following the publication of the third edition of Paul’s excellent book, Employee Competition, Covenants, Confidentiality and Garden Leave. At the end of the podcast there is a chance to win a signed copy of the book. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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International Arbitration Update

Please find attached the third edition of Mayer Brown’s International Arbitration Update, a bi-annual publication that summarises key events in international arbitration from the preceding six months. The update, which covers both commercial and investor-State arbitration developments from around the globe, is divided into six sections:

  • Mayer Brown firm updates;
  • The impact of Brexit on International Arbitration;
  • Legal updates from across the globe;
  • Global case law developments;
  • Upcoming Key Mayer Brown Events; and
  • Key Mayer Brown Publications.

The update can be accessed here.

UK Employment Law

Episode 97The View from Mayer Brown

Nick’s review of three recent cases covers the significant litigation involving equal pay claims against a private sector employer, the ambit of the ACAS early conciliation procedure and the Advocate General’s opinion on a dress code banning clothing associated with a religion or belief. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11 to receive links to all the cases mentioned.

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