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Browse our law brief articles and blogs, aimed at addressing the practical implications of the latest legal developments affecting you and your organisation.

Articles & Blogs Employment

'Fowl' Play - Chicken Company's Directors Personally Liable for Breached Contracts

Thursday, 18 April 2019

In Antuzis v DJ Houghton Catching Services Ltd, the director and company secretary were held personally liable for breaches of the claimants' employment contracts.

'Fowl' Play - Chicken Company Directors Intentionally Breached Contracts

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can an Employer Be Liable if an Employee Sustains an Injury at a Work Party?

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Yes. However on the facts of Shelbourne v Cancer Research UK, the High Court found that Cancer Research UK was not liable, vicariously or in negligence, for an employee's injury at a work party.

Can An Employer Be Liable If An Employee Sustains An Injury At A Work Party?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Resurrection of the £95k Public Sector Exit Pay Cap

Thursday, 18 April 2019

The government is currently consulting on the implementation of a £95,000 cap to exit payments in the public sector. The proposed cap, which will apply to public sector employers including academies, was first devised back in 2015.

Resurrection of the £95k Public Sector Exit Pay Cap

Articles & Blogs Employment

Disability Benefits to Be Paid by Employer Until Death or Retirement

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Employees may be entitled to receive long term disability payments until death or retirement, even if their disability would allow them to work in some capacity.

Disability Benefits to Be Paid by Employer Until Death or Retirement

Articles & Blogs Commercial Property Conveyancing

Buying New Property - Can You Rely on the Building Inspector?

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

If you're purchasing a new build property, you will want reassurance that it has been built to a good standard.

Buying New Property - Can You Rely on the Building Inspector?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Gay Headteacher Discriminated Against over Dating App Threesome

Friday, 12 April 2019

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that a Headteacher was subjected to sexual orientation discrimination and constructively dismissed following an inadequate investigation and procedural errors in the school's disciplinary process.

Gay Headteacher Discriminated Against over Dating App Threesome

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can Policies Be Relevant to the Reasonableness of Adjustments?

Friday, 12 April 2019

An employer's discretionary and non-contractual policy was held to be relevant to the question of whether it would have been reasonable to make a particular adjustment for a disabled employee.

Discrimination

Articles & Blogs Employment

Increases to Injury to Feelings Compensation

Friday, 12 April 2019

The recommended amounts to be awarded to claimants for injured feelings in discrimination and whistleblowing claims have increased.

Increase in Injury to Feelings Awards

Articles & Blogs Commercial Contracts Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Be Clear If You Want to Claim Liquidated Damages for Work Never Delivered

Tuesday, 09 April 2019

In the case of Triple Point Technology Inc v PTT Public Co Ltd, the Court of Appeal has issued a warning to parties to be clear if they want liquidated damages to apply for work that is never delivered.

Be Clear If You Want to Claim Liquidated Damages for Work Never Delivered

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Exciting New Era for MedCity as British Library and Francis Crick Extend Facility

Tuesday, 09 April 2019

MedCity has announced an exciting new development for UK life sciences. The British Library, Stanhope Plc and Mitsui Fudosan have announced the signing of a visionary agreement for the creation of a major new hub...

Exciting New Era for MedCity as British Library and Francis Crick Extend Facility

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

US Firm Admits Leaking Genetic Data to the FBI

Tuesday, 09 April 2019

The US company FamilyTreeDNA has admitted that it secretly allowed access to the DNA profiles of its users to the FBI in order to help solve "cold case" crimes.

US Firm Admits Leaking Genetic Data to the FBI

Articles & Blogs Independent Schools

STOP PRESS - Government Responds to Teachers' Pensions Consultation

Friday, 12 April 2019

On 10 April 2019, the Department for Education (DfE) published its response to the consultation on proposed increases in employer contributions to the Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS).

Teachers' Pensions Consultation

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Setting Up Your Primary Care Network and Completing the Network Agreement

Tuesday, 09 April 2019

NHS England has now released the Network Contract DES, the mandated Network Agreement and associated guidance.

Setting up Your Primary Care Network and Completing the Network Agreement

Articles & Blogs Employment

Handling Capability Issues - A Cautionary Tale for Employers

Friday, 05 April 2019

In Iwuchukwu v City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust the Court of Appeal restored the Employment Tribunal's findings of race discrimination, victimisation and unfair dismissal. The case is a useful reminder for employers...

Handling Capability Issues - A Cautionary Tale for Employers