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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.

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Immigration Bill Receives Royal Assent

Friday, 27 May 2016

On 12 May 2016, the Immigration Bill received Royal Assent and became the Immigration Act 2016.


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High Court Finds "High Degree of Subterfuge" and Orders Destruction of Confidential Information

Friday, 27 May 2016

In Arthur J Gallagher Services (UK) Ltd and Ors v Alexandre Skriptchenko and Ors, the High Court made an order for the destruction of confidential information belonging to a former employer.


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Should reimbursement of employment expenses between connected companies be subject to VAT?

Friday, 27 May 2016

The First Tier Tax Tribunal has recently determined that recharging expenses between connected companies was a genuine disbursement and therefore not subject to VAT.


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Stand by me? Teacher who Stood by Sex-Offender Husband Succeeds in Indirect Religious Discrimination Claim

Friday, 27 May 2016

Pendleton v Derbyshire County Council and the Governing Body of Glebe Junior School,


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Court of Appeal Upholds Decision that Afghan Nationals Working Abroad not able to Bring UK Discrimination Claim

Friday, 20 May 2016

R (Hottak and another) v The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and another


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Upcoming Legislation - Trade Union and Enterprise Acts

Friday, 13 May 2016

On 4 May 2016, the Trade Union Bill and the Enterprise Bill both received Royal Assent and became the Trade Union Act 2016 and the Enterprise Act 2016, respectively.


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An Employee's Willingness to Negotiate a Managed Exit will not Prevent a Claim for Constructive Dismissal

Friday, 13 May 2016

The High Court has upheld an employee's claim for constructive dismissal and found that his willingness to negotiate a suitable termination package did not prevent his employer's conduct from being a repudiatory breach of his contract of employment.


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Only Loose Causal Link Needed in Discrimination Arising from Disability Claim

Friday, 13 May 2016

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has found that there only needs to be a loose causal connection between an employee's conduct and their disability for a discrimination arising from disability claim to be established.


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Connected Employers will be Allowed to Share Apprenticeship Levy allowance

Friday, 13 May 2016

The government has announced an amendment to the Finance Act 2016 to allow connected employers to share their £15,000 apprenticeship levy allowance.


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The High Court Considers Implied Terms and Penalty Clauses

Thursday, 05 May 2016

In Hayfin Opal Luxco 3 SARL & another v Windermere VII Cmbs Plc & others, the High Court dealt with implied terms and penalty clauses.


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Government to Investigate Non-Compete Clauses

Thursday, 05 May 2016

The government has announced plans to investigate employment rules that could be 'stifling small businesses and entrepreneurship'.


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Did an Employee have a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in Malicious Emails sent to a Work Colleague?

Thursday, 05 May 2016

No, said the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Garamukanwa v Solent NHS Trust.


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Uncaring Comments about Disability can Amount to Discrimination

Friday, 29 April 2016

An employment tribunal has held that telling an employee with depression that “everyone gets depressed sometimes, you just have to pull yourself together” amounted to discrimination arising from disability.