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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Legal developments in construction law

We are delighted to share our latest Construction Legal Update.

Key topics in this update include:

Current issues

1. Scottish court says slip rule would not save items adjudicator omitted in error
2. The case of the arbitrator who was kept in the dark
3. When a court might not enforce an adjudicator’s wrong decision…
4. More JCT 2016 contracts
5. New payment reporting duty in force
6. Public sector common minimum construction standards updated

The update can be accessed here.

UK Employment Law

Episode 114The View from Mayer Brown

In our review of recent cases Nick looks at a case which considered the test for a fair dismissal for an SOSR dismissal.  Secondly, we have an illustrative case showing how a tribunal might still determine that discrimination has occurred, in the absence of a smoking gun,  and finally we have a case on the ACAS mandatory conciliation period and its effect on timelimits. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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UK Pensions Law

Episode 33The View from Mayer Brown

Richard Goldstein looks at the EU General Data Protection Regulation that comes into force in May 2018, its implications for UK occupational pension schemes, and what schemes should be doing in order to comply with it.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 113The View from Mayer Brown

Nick’s review looks at the statutory disclosure of employee information under TUPE, trying to sidestep collective bargaining arrangements in pay negotiations and the outcome of the Islamic headscarf cases. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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