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3 Dec 2012
Recovering costs following employment tribunal claims
Through well planned and advocated litigation, we have enjoyed a number of successes recently in recovering costs following tribunal claims...
2 Dec 2012
Employee owner status – balancing benefits and pitfalls
Last month the Department for Business Innovation & Skills ("BIS") opened the consultation on implementing employee owner status....
1 Dec 2012
Equal pay dispute of 100 ex-employees of Birmingham City Council
It was impossible to avoid the widely reported ruling by the Supreme Court in relation to equal pay recently - over 100 ex-employees of Birmingham City Council are a step closer in their fight to bring equal pay claims against their former employer....
30 Nov 2012
Restrictive covenants Part 2 - Promotion and post-termination restrictions
Consider the effects of a promotion on the enforceability of post-termination restrictions, and the specific case of Patsystems Holdings Ltd v Neilly...
30 Nov 2012
Devon County Council to pay more to private care homes unlawful?
asb Vulnerable People team await with interest the outcome of Devon County Council’s appeal against a ruling that their increase of 6.6% on what they pay to private care homes is unlawful....
29 Nov 2012
Restrictive covenants Part 1 - Employee Bound Without Signing Contract
Enforcing post-termination restrictions in employees’ contracts is tricky for employers...
27 Nov 2012
Mental Capacity Act and Court of Protection
Glen Miles and Stella Mullane speaking at SABIF (Sussex Acquired Brain injury Forum) on 'Mental Capacity Act and Court of Protection matters'...
23 Nov 2012
The planning paradox - reforms to the planning system
In recent months the government has announced various reforms to the planning system, designed to promote economic growth...
22 Nov 2012
Record £23million payout for catastrophic personal injuries
One of the highest ever damages awards made by an English court - Record £23million payout for catastrophic injuries...
21 Nov 2012
EU Commission postpones emission tax
European Union Commission has decided to suspend for a year its plans to impose a carbon emission tax on all airlines flying to and from EU member countries...