Sports Direct has agreed to rewrite contracts relating to zero-hours staff as part of an out-of-court settlement in a dispute brought by Leigh Day on behalf of a former zero-hours employee.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s new heads of corporate, litigation and employment are looking stateside in a bid to hang on to the lead created by former litigation head Christopher Pugh and corporate head Ed Braham.
King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin (KWM SJB) has hired finance and employment teams in Milan led by partners from two local firms in a significant boost for its Italian practice.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has chosen German partner Rick van Aerssen as the firm’s new corporate head to replace Edward Braham and litigation partner David Scott to succeed Christopher Pugh in a “radical” reshuffle.
Not good friends: Fieldfisher and former privacy chief Ustaran settle dispute over 18-month notice period
It has emerged that Fieldfisher and its former data privacy head Eduardo Ustaran turned to arbitration to settle a dispute over his exit for Hogan Lovells, after the partner was accused of breaching the firm’s partnership agreement.
Mishcon de Reya will hold the first-ever management elections for its real estate and employment head roles next month with employment head Joanna Blackburn pledging to step down
Shoosmiths has elected employment partner Peter Duff as the firm’s new chairman for a three-year tenure with effect from 1 May 2015.
Several Slater & Gordon partners, including legacy Pannone managing partner Emma Holt, have been named as respondents in a two-week unfair dismissal hearing that is due to begin on 20 October at Manchester Employment Tribunal.
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