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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

In what circumstances can employment tribunal claims be struck out?

Friday, 19 August 2016

Two recent cases heard in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) illustrate why it is sometimes difficult to successfully convince an employment tribunal that the other side's claims should be struck out.


Articles & Blogs Employment

5 Things to Learn from Public Concern at Work's Update on Whistleblowing

Friday, 12 August 2016

Public Concern at Work (PCAW), a charity established to look into whistleblowing issues in the workplace, has issued a review of its work between 2011 and 2015.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Tribunals Can Increase Injury to Feelings Awards in Line with Inflation

Friday, 12 August 2016

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld an injury to feelings award of £14,000 for sexual harassment.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Employee v the Workforce - it's a Balancing Act

Friday, 12 August 2016

The recent case of XC Trains Ltd v CD and Aslef & Others demonstrates the difficulties an employer can face when balancing the requests of individual employees against the workforce as a whole, and the legitimate aims of the organisation.


Articles & Blogs Construction

Disclosure of Correspondence in Litigation

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Disclosure of correspondence will be sought by subcontractors as part of any litigation with a main contractor. But can a main contractor withhold details of its settlement agreements?

Disclosure of Correspondence in Litigation

Articles & Blogs Employment

Protect your Tier 2 Sponsor Licence: Compliance with the Sponsor Guidance

Friday, 05 August 2016

Datamatics UK Ltd v Secretary of State for the Home Department is a useful reminder of the importance of complying with your duties as a Tier 2 and 5 Sponsor Licence Holder.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Do your employees speak fluent English?

Friday, 05 August 2016

On 21 July 2016, the Cabinet Office and Home Office published a Code of practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers (the Code) and a related impact assessment.


Articles & Blogs Employment

A Cautionary Tale for Contractual Data Protection Policies

Friday, 05 August 2016

The High Court's decision in Bangura v Loughborough University is a useful reminder for employers to ensure that data protection policies are non-contractual.


Articles & Blogs News Construction

Understanding Contract Law

Thursday, 21 November 2019

We have launched a series of workshops to help construction professionals gain a better understanding of contract law and achieve a prestigious certificate from a leading professional body.

Understanding Contract Law

Articles & Blogs Brexit Employment

Existing Employment Law to Bremain

Friday, 29 July 2016

The Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, David Davis, has indicated that existing employment law in the UK will not be overhauled post-Brexit.

Existing Employment Law to Bremain

Articles & Blogs Employment

Does a pre-existing condition permit a Tribunal to reduce compensation for personal injury in discrimination cases?

Friday, 29 July 2016

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has asked an Employment Tribunal (ET) to reconsider its reasoning for deducting 12.5% from an employee's compensation due to her predisposition to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).


Articles & Blogs Employment

Headteacher Fairly Dismissed for Failing to Disclose Association with Sex Offender

Friday, 29 July 2016

The Court of Appeal has considered whether an employment tribunal was entitled to find that a Headteacher's dismissal for failing to disclose her friendship with a sex offender was within the range of reasonable responses.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Changes to Law on Employing Illegal Workers - What You Need to Know

Friday, 22 July 2016

Changes to illegal working offences introduced by the Immigration Act 2016 came into force on 12 July 2016 making changes to the rules on employing illegal workers, including the criminal offence of employing an illegal worker.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Royal Mail Manager Misleading an Investigator Leads to Successful Whistleblowing Claim

Friday, 22 July 2016

In a claim for automatic unfair dismissal, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has considered whether a dismissal can be said to have been on the grounds of a protected disclosure.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Prohibiting Headscarves at work - the Next Instalment

Friday, 22 July 2016

The European Court of Justice Advocate General has given an interesting opinion on an employer's requirement that an employee not wear an Islamic headscarf, which contrasts with AG Kokott's opinion in another recent case.