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Annabel Mackay examines the employment implications of the new Senior Managers and Certification Regime and Code of Conduct.
An employer’s conclusion that its employee had committed suicide, meaning that his widow was not entitled to receive a death-in-service payment, was unreasonable.
Gard Marine v China: if a contract requires insurance the court will assume the parties have agreed to look to their insurers for indemnification.
Implications of the EAT’s recent decision on the meaning of ‘public interest’.
Also: cultural differences could wreck the single EU data protection law dream; data protection authorities face resource challenges due to digital boom; and more.
The ECJ has confirmed that ‘establishment’ means the local employment unit to which the redundant worker is assigned.
A warning given in bad faith could not be relied on for the purpose of determining whether there was sufficient reason to dismiss an employee.
Neither financial services firms nor law firms should underestimate the cultural sea-change in behaviour the FCA expects.
Also: retrospective alternative service of claim form; judicial comment on costs budgeting; and more.
Making an offer to settle a claim under Civil Procedure Rules Part 36, whether as a claimant or defendant, is a way of potentially transferring some of the costs risk in litigation to your opponent.
Also: how a solicitor misled a court.
What it means for those dealing with disputes day to day. And by the way, there may be more rises on the way.
Court confirms the high level of protection given to auditors where an exclusion of liability clause is included in a set of accounts.
InCredit 14 April 2015: UK banks stem domestic loan losses, registering to vote and credit chances, and more
Update on credit developments.
FAQs and action points for companies that have issued bearer shares...
Data Issues Roundup, 20 April; AT&T's $25m privacy settlement; Facebook case in Austria; Google loses out in Germany; and more
Also, UCAS gives data protection undertaking’.
There are a number of issues companies should consider now so as to prepare themselves for the changes.
The National Audit Office notes that although private finance typically costs twice as much as public finance, it “can represent value for money”...
Data Issues Roundup, 13 April: Cloud contracts; US crackdown on hackers; nuisance calls fine; and more
Also; UK court strikes down part of the Data Protection Act; Australia passes ‘retention law’; and more.
Worldwide update also includes items on Prince Charles’ letters and a code of practice for UK public authorities.