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This round-up includes costs and unreasonable refusals to engage in ADR and four recent cases considering the refusal by one party to engage in ADR.
The Supreme Court decision in FHR European Ventures LLP & Ors v Cedar Capital Partners LLC provides a reminder that bribery also gives rise to civil claims.
What mechanisms can be put in place to protect confidential information in proceedings?
Without doubt the most significant decision in recent months concerning the courts’ management of cases is Denton v White.
Addleshaw Goddard has released the September 2014 edition of its European Employment Law Update. This section focuses on Finland.
Recent decisions from the Court of Appeal and EAT on territorial scope of the Employment Rights Act 1996 and the Equality Act 2010
A US employee working 49 per cent of his time in the UK failed to establish that he fell within the territorial scope of UK employment law to pursue claims of unfair dismissal.
A recent case highlights the importance of ensuring that terms used in a formula to determine whether or not bonus payments are payable are clearly understood by the parties involved.
Failure to pay male employee enhanced additional paternity pay equivalent to enhanced maternity pay not discriminatory
An employer’s decision to pay statutory paternity pay during additional paternity leave, while offering generous enhanced maternity pay to women on maternity leave, did not amount to sex discrimination.
It’s a question of trust — why do so many employment disputes arise from a breach of trust and confidence?
Employers and employees often rely on the trust and confidence term when they wish to leave the relationship. The outcome is significant.
The Court of Appeal in has considered the effect of a lease provision requiring a repeat guarantee as a condition of landlord’s consent on intragroup assignment.
Welcome to the latest edition of Addleshaw Goddard’s Employee Incentives Update, which contains a round-up of key developments in this area during August 2014.
A recent maternity case (Smith-Twigger v Abbey Protection Group) has illustrated the importance of maintaining contact during the maternity-leave period.
Factors the EAT will take into account when making an order for the repayment of an appellant's fees
The EAT has considered the factors that should be taken into account when considering making an order for repayment of a successful appellant’s EAT fees.
The High Court has held that an employer was entitled to waive an employee’s repudiatory breach of contract and keep the contract of employment alive.
The Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court judge’s decision to add words to a non-compete restriction, which had originally offered the employer very little protection.
The EAT has held that a grievance outcome letter sent from an HR Officer was capable of binding the employer to a new pay grade.
Disability discrimination: no obligation to make reasonable adjustments for employees associated with disabled employees
The Court of Appeal has decided that employers are not obliged to make reasonable adjustments for employees who are associated with a disabled person.
In the case Kaltoft v Kommunernes Landsforening, the advocate-general has given an opinion that morbid obesity may amount to a disability.
Corporate News: ICSA Registrars Group guidance on articles of association and dividend distributions; and more
Addleshaw Goddard has published the June 2014 edition of Corporate News.
An employee cannot bring a breach-of-contract claim for losses flowing from the manner of dismissal even where the dismissal is in breach of an express contractual disciplinary procedure.