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Update on credit developments.
The decision in Plevin is of significant interest to financial institutions as it is the first opportunity the Supreme Court has had to consider the unfair relationship provisions in the Consumer Credit Act 1974.
The Commercial Court recently handed down another judgment in the long-running matter of Starlight Shipping Company v Allianz Marine and Aviation Versicherungs AG & Ors .
The EAT has ruled that an employee of a British company, who worked remotely in Australia for family reasons, was protected against unfair dismissal and whistleblowing detriment.
This article includes: Court fees to increase; Which country’s courts will hear your dispute? Brussels Regulation Recast; Pre-Jackson success fees and human rights; and more.
Social media usage continues to put employees’ jobs at risk.
The recent case of ISG Construction Ltd v Seevic College  provides helpful guidance in relation to disputes involving non-payment which are referred to adjudication on ‘technicalities’.
A number of interesting and important cases were decided at the end of 2014 dealing with the scope of duties of care of professionals and measures of recoverable loss.
The Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures has been revised to reflect the EAT’s decision in the case of Toal v GB Oils Ltd.
A bank breached an equitable duty of confidence by using a client’s confidential information for a purpose other than that for which it was supplied, despite the absence of contractual duties of confidence.
In this case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered whether a tribunal had erred in awarding a payment in lieu of a worker’s unused holiday allowance from previous leave years on the termination of his employment.
This is the first part of a two-part article looking at recent cases on disclosure.
Disability discrimination: duty to make reasonable adjustments where employee unfit to return to work in any event
In this case the EAT considered whether an employer’s duty to make reasonable adjustments for a disabled employee was invoked where the employee was too ill to return to work in any event.
Caste discrimination: EAT holds that caste falls within the definition of race in the Equality Act 2010
The EAT has held that the definition of race within the Equality Act 2010 is wide enough to encompass caste.
Data Issues Roundup — council warned after employee surveillance; T-Mobile to pay at least $90m to settle cramming case; and more
Addleshaw Goddard has released the 5 January 2014 issue of its Data Issues Roundup.
This case is of significant interest to financial institutions as it is the first opportunity the Supreme Court has had to consider the unfair relationship provisions in the Consumer Credit Act 1974.
The High Court has dismissed UNISON’s second judicial review challenge of the tribunal fees system.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed that obesity may be a disability where it: ‘entails a limitation resulting in particular from long-term physical, mental or psychological impairments’.
In a business reorganisation, the duty to offer a woman on maternity leave a suitable alternative vacancy arises when the employer becomes aware that her role is redundant or potentially redundant.
The Court of Appeal in Versloot Dredging BV v HDI Gerling Industrie Versicherang AG has made it clear that where an insured uses a ‘fraudulent device’, it will forfeit the entire claim.