Archive for May 2017

UK Pensions Law

Episode 34The View from Mayer Brown

Richard Goldstein looks at two recent cases in which the Courts considered the scope of a power to change a scheme’s indexation measure and the operation of a pension increase underpin arising as a result of a defective rule amendment.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 116The View from Mayer Brown

Nick looks at three cases decided recently. The first considers when it is possible to imply a term into a contract of employment. We have a case on psychometric testing and disability discrimination and the standards expected from an employer investigating potentially criminal behaviour. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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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. Court of Appeal confirms professional’s tort duty of care on landscaping project
  2. Disputes arithmetic and the problem with oral construction contracts
  3. Reasonable endeavours and good faith again
  4. Housing: brownfield site registers and new “permission in principle”
  5. New international information management standard: ISO 19650
  6. Government proposals for register of overseas owners of UK property

The update can be accessed here.

UK Employment Law

Special EpisodeAnother View from Mayer Brown

Nick discusses US immigration changes with Liz Stern who heads Mayer Brown’s Global Mobility practice. Liz talks about the impact of the changes for employers who rely on business immigration to fulfil client demands in the United States, and what steps these businesses should be taking now, given the volatility of the situation. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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UK Employment Law

Special EpisodeAnother View from Mayer Brown

In a special guest episode Nick is joined by Naomi Ellenbogen QC from Littleton Chambers to discuss the recent and highly important Supreme Court decision in Essop v Home Office. Naomi represented the Home Office in that hearing.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 115The View from Mayer Brown

Nick’s review looks at a case on whether employers can deny employee’s the right to be represented by their chosen representative in disciplinary hearings. He also looks at a case on how to conduct a redundancy exercise where new jobs are being created. Finally we have a case which looks at stigma damages for an employee who has been dismissed. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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