Category: Updates

Employment Round-up

In our December monthly update of key employment law decisions, we look at an important decision concerning the introduction of restrictive covenants into employment contracts.

Please see our Update for details. You can also view our legislation timetable within the Update, which sets out recent and forthcoming changes to employment law.

Please speak to your usual contact in the Employment Group if you have any questions on any of the issues in this update.

Appeal Court guidance on de facto directors

De facto directors can be held liable for the acts of a company despite not having been actually appointed as a director. The Court of Appeal has issued some useful guidance on the factors to be considered when looking at whether a person is a de facto director.

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VAT on services supplied to pension schemes: revised HMRC guidance

On 25 November 2014, HM Revenue & Customs published two pieces of new guidance on the charging and recovery of VAT on administration and investment management services provided to pension schemes. The guidance was required as a result of last year’s Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) decision in the PPG case and this year’s CJEU decision in the ATP case.

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Bulletin for Pensions Managers

The Bulletin for Pensions Managers is a high-level summary of developments which may be of interest to pensions managers. This issue covers developments to the end of October 2014.

Click here to download a copy of the bulletin

Legal developments in construction law

We are delighted to share our latest Construction Legal Update.

Key topics in this Update include:

  1. Adjudication: be careful what you ask for
  2. Court rules on claim for specific performance of bond and warranties
  3. Adjudication and settlement discussions – pre-conditions to litigation?
  4. New government planning guidance
  5. HSE sets out its expectations on timber frame fire risks
  6. New British standard for BIM information exchange

The update can be accessed here.

Construction & Engineering Legal Update

We are delighted to share our latest Construction & Engineering Legal Update.

Key topics in this Update include:

  • Viva Mexico?
  • Indonesia – how about the ‘i’ in potential?
  • Colombia – Latin America’s newcomer
  • Ethiopia: It’s not about the oil
  • Dutch arbitration law gets an upgrade
  • Brazilian flair
  • Land of opportunity – key points on bidding in the U.S.
  • Breach of contract? Don’t forget the staff time.

The update can be accessed here.

CPD credit deadline is looming…

With the CPD credit deadline quickly approaching we’ve suggested some extra bonus point activities for you to get involved with.

Don’t forget, the deadline is October 31st 2014! To make sure you have sufficient points, please see our videos or listen to our podcasts.

Pension protection fund changes following Olympic Airlines case

The regulatory amendments drawn up by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions following the outcome in Trustees of Olympic Airlines SA Pension & Life Assurance Scheme v Olympic Airlines SA have been drafted narrowly and may end up  protecting no one other than the beneficiaries of the Olympic Airlines pension scheme. (Read more…)