Archive for January 2017

Legal developments in construction law

We are delighted to share our latest Construction Legal Update.

Key topics in this update include:

Current issues

1. Information on a website – might there be a duty of care?
2. Interim payments – how to say goodbye to the change
3. The case of the vanishing non-completion certificate
4. Payment reporting duty on track for April
5. Updated government guidance for steel procurement in major public projects
6. Consultation on corporate governance

The update can be accessed here.

UK Employment Law

Episode 109The View from Mayer Brown

Nick’s review of recent cases starts with a case on whether a dismissal for failing to follow an instruction to relocate is a redundancy or misconduct dismissal. In the second case the employer took into account expired disciplinary warnings to justify dismissing the employee, and in the third case gig workers score another victory over gig employers. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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International Arbitration Update

Please find attached the fourth 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;
  • Legal updates from across the globe, including updates to the SIAC, DIFC-LCIA, ICC and SCIA Rules and the opening of new arbitration centres in Saudi Arabia, Mumbai and BVI;
  • Global case law developments; including the English Court confirmation that the costs of third party funding can be recovered and the Singapore Court of Appeal decision that a BIT between Laos and the PRC applied to Macau;
  • Upcoming Mayer Brown Events;
  • Key Mayer Brown Publications; and
  • A feature article entitled “International Arbitration in London post-Brexit”.

The update can be accessed here.

UK Employment Law

Episode 108 – The View from Mayer Brown

Nick’s first three cases for 2017 start with a case on disability discrimination which will probably worry employers. He also reviews an unfair dismissal ruling about the relevance of prior final warnings, and an instructive whistleblowing case. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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