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The Walker Morris Housing Group has won a four-year appointment to Procurement for Housing.
Walker Morris has appointed Rupert Bent as a partner and head of intellectual property (IP). Bent was previously head of IP litigation at Pinsent Masons.
Promoting the use of alternative dispute resolution is one of the key ways in which the courts are trying to reduce the costs of litigation.
Developing allotments download
The term ‘allotment’ usually refers to land held by a local authority under the Allotment Acts 1908–1950, but it is also possible for allotments to be privately owned.
Legislation could permit landowners to voluntarily agree that certain things should be required or prohibited in respect of a piece of land for conservation purposes.
The Department for Communities and Local Government has launched a technical consultation on further proposals for reform of the planning process.
On 31 July 2014, the government published a technical consultation on further proposals for reform of the planning process.
Energy and waste lawyers from Walker Morris have advised Energos on its role in a £950m PPP waste project in Derby.
Walker Morris will be attending and exhibiting at the 2014 APSE annual conference and exhibition at the Nottingham Ice Arena on 10–11 September 2014.
Mansfield District Council received grant money from the European Regional Development Fund for two development projects relating to town-centre improvements.
The government has published guidance on the new employee shareholder status contracts as well as separate guidance on the income tax and capital gains tax rules.
Park Cakes Ltd v Shumba and others dealt with the question of whether an employer’s enhanced redundancy package had been implied into employees’ contracts by custom and practice.
It would be an error of law to hold that summary dismissal is always a reasonable penalty for gross misconduct, as this fails to give due consideration to any mitigating factors.
HR professionals often question whether to discount sickness absences for disabled employees in order to avoid falling foul of the duty under the Equality Act to make reasonable adjustments.
From 1 October 2013, the directors’ remuneration report in quoted companies needs to contain information about the company’s directors’ remuneration policy.
Settlement negotiations and what constitutes a binding agreement — Newbury v Sun Microsystems download
This case is a reminder of the importance of ensuring that all settlement negotiations are marked ‘subject to contract’ until the point where the formal written agreement is executed.
The once-threatened ‘service provision change’ rule has been given a reprieve and will not be abolished.
This briefing describes a landmark decision on collective redundancy law holding that the words ‘at one establishment’ should be totally excised from the TULCRA.
Zero-hours contracts download
In the UK, around one million workers are employed on such contracts under which they remain ‘on-call’ but with no guaranteed work.
Walker Morris has appointed residential development specialist James Lawson as a director in its real-estate group.