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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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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Lawyers – Check Your Privilege (recording)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd5M1UxZXoM

Stuart Pickford, partner and Mark Stefanini, senior associate both in our Commercial Dispute Resolution Group presented an update on privilege. This hour long seminar provides a timely refresher on the main types of privilege under English law and highlight key updates and practical considerations to keep in mind.

Topics addressed include discussion of the Supreme Court’s decision in R (Prudential PLC and another) v Special Commissioner of Income Tax and another [2013] UKSC 1 to refuse to extend the availability of legal advice privilege beyond members of the legal profession.

Limitations on Claims in Private M&A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFF7U5-UNMU

Paddy Hennessy and Annabel Evans discuss recent trends in limitations on liability in private M&A sale and purchase agreements. What time limits and financial caps are we seeing? How else are buyers protecting themselves against having to make warranty claims?