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Sports Direct side-steps tribunal battle with legally binding zero-hours agreement

28-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

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

Freshfields' fresh leaders: "We've got a strong US platform but need to be stronger"

14-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

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.

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KWM SJB adds nine to Milan office and creates employment team

13-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

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

Freshfields makes "radical" global corporate and litigation head appointments

13-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

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. 

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Not good friends: Fieldfisher and former privacy chief Ustaran settle dispute over 18-month notice period

13-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

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.

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Mishcon employment head stands down, election to be held in October

7-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

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

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Shoosmiths elects employment partner Duff as new chair

1-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Shoosmiths has elected employment partner Peter Duff as the firm’s new chairman for a three-year tenure with effect from 1 May 2015.

Manchester

Former Pannone partner brings discrimination claim against firm

1-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

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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Restrictive covenants: ‘fixing’ the drafting, or a bad bargain, where will the courts draw the line? download subscription

Gateley 30-Oct-2014

In a recent case (Prophet plc v Huggett), the Court of Appeal considered where the line must be drawn in terms of the courts’ ability to be pragmatic.

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Memery Crystal 30-Oct-2014

Richard Branson has introduced a ‘non-policy’ on holidays for 170 staff in the UK and the US. This ‘radical’ approach has already been, in part, rolled out by Netflix.

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People have responded to the technological revolution by working longer hours and refusing to leave the office behind even when they can be prised from the desk.

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Special report: Employment – Winning the peace

19-May-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Employment lawyers are shifting their focus to non-contentious areas as the coalition promotes conciliation

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Italy: Via Dolorosa

3-Feb-2014 | By Burhan Khadbai

Employment and political reforms, and a programme of privatisation could ease Italy’s and its legal market’s way through these punishing times

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Is the profession ready for role reversals?

18-Aug-2014

Male lawyers should consider embarking on a new parental journey.

Faith Dickson

Auto-enrolment for LLPs: not all plain sailing

8-Aug-2014

When it comes to LLPs, all is still not clear over auto-enrolment.

Richard Fox

Early Conciliation heralds employment law overhaul

17-Mar-2014

A seismic overhaul of employment disputes resolution should be good for clients and lawyers

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