Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Episode 8The View from Mayer Brown

In this episode Rani Mina and David Smith discuss recent cases concerning the separate legal personality of corporations and the exceptions to that rule under the doctrine known as “piercing the corporate veil”.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 40The View from Mayer Brown

Nick takes a look at three recent cases. The first deals with enforcement of a non compete covenant in the wealth management industry, and the second looks at whether a set of emails, read together, could amount to a qualifying disclosure under the whistleblowing legislation. Finally, the court looks at whether to imply a term requiring the pay out of accrued flexi-time when an employee leaves employment.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 39The View from Mayer Brown

Nick Robertson reviews three cases. The first looks at whether an employee can be prevented from claiming constructive dismissal based on a memo of legal advice to the employer which was accidentally sent to the employee. The second case deals with the issue of dismissal of an employee for alleged matters outside work, and the third considers whether a belief in “democratic socialism” is protected under the Equality Act 2010.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 38The View from Mayer Brown

Nick reviews three recent important cases, on summary dismissal, the role of occupational health in disability discrimination cases and manifesting religious belief at work. He then looks at key proposed legislative changes for 2014.

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Episode 7The View from Mayer Brown

In this episode Ian McDonald and Mark Stefanini discuss recent case law on the interpretation of Material Adverse Change or “MAC” clauses and what this means for lenders seeking to rely on them

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The Bigger Picture

Episode 2 The Bigger Picture from Mayer BrownIntellectual Property and Additive Manufacturing

In the second episode in this series, Sarah Byrt, partner in our intellectual property and IT group outlines the key IP issues surrounding additive manufacturing including; intellectual property rights from a European perspective, what is protected, what can business and/or consumers do without infringing product IP rights plus also exploring business models that might emerge as a result of the developments in this technology.

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What does Europe do for the UK?

Episode 1Background to the European Union

Before we can consider our future in the EU, we must first understand our current position and how it developed. In this first episode of the series, Alexandria Carr provides some background to the European Union and looks at what it is and how it operates. She looks at what the EU is not and explains the significance of economic and monetary union and who the major players are.

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