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The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has produced a draft Polar Code to cover all aspects of shipping in the Arctic and Antarctic areas.
Restrictive covenants: East England Schools CIC (Trading as 4 MYSCHOOLS) v Palmer and Another, High Court download
It is established law that to be enforceable restrictive covenants of this nature can be no wider than is necessary to protect the employer’s legitimate business interests.
In AB v A Chief Constable, High Court [QBD]  IRLR 700, the High Court considered whether an employer is under a duty to supply a reference.
Employment Law Update, autumn 2014: legislative changes — flexible working; mandatory early conciliation; and more download
This Employment Law Update outlines the latest legislative changes. These follow the trend of recent years to extend family-friendly rights and employee protection.
The Supreme Court has held that a female equity partner in an LLP fell within the definition of ‘worker’ under section 230(3)(b) of the Employment Rights Act 1996.
In the context of engineering and construction contracts, the contractor’s warranties as to the standard and quality of the works will be a key item for negotiation.
Double trouble for D&O insurers as the UK regulators extend the limitation period applicable to disciplinary investigations download
Recent legislative changes in the UK are likely to raise concerns for D&O insurers and their insureds.
In Germany, new rules specifically designed to regulate the limits of working hours in the offshore industry came into effect on 1 August 2013.
The Maritime Labour Convention came into force internationally on 20 August 2013 and within two weeks of port state control having commenced, the first vessel was detained for non-compliance.
Starting an airline requires entrepreneurs with drive, motivation and vision to turn the idea into a viable reality.
At the 65th session of the MEPC, one of the items on the agenda was the revised MARPOL Annex V, which came into force on 1 January this year.
The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) will enter into force internationally on 20 August 2013.
Employment law continues to evolve rapidly and, since our Spring 2012 Employment Law Update, there have been further significant developments, in particular as regards employer pension duties and imminent changes in relation to the employment of seafarers.