Archive for October 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.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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