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Obesity is estimated to affect around one in four UK adults. The EU advocate-general’s recent non-binding opinion may give rise to significant implications for employers.
The fact that an employee is on sick leave is a relevant consideration when determining whether a delay in resigning would prevent a claim for constructive dismissal.
The Court of Appeal has considered whether the High Court made the right decision in re-writing a 12-month non-compete covenant so that it made commercial sense.
The EAT considered whether a clause, which enabled the employer to deduct a month’s salary if an employee failed to work their notice period, constituted a penalty clause.
Jon Baldwin, associate in Winckworth Sherwood’s commercial and corporate team, has been quoted in the Financial Times in its ‘Business questions: Expert advice’ section.
Richard Tinham, head of commercial and corporate at Winckworth Sherwood, has been quoted in the Financial Times’ ‘Business questions: Expert advice’ section.
Simon Newsham, partner in Winckworth Sherwood’s tax team, has been quoted in the Daily Mail in relation to inheritance tax.
Winckworth Sherwood partner Sue Kelly has featured in a training video produced by the University of Law entitled ‘Employment: Children and Families Act 2014’.
James Lynas, a partner at Winckworth Sherwood specialising in education employment law, highlights easily avoidable human resources errors that can cost schools dear.
Name or shame: complying with the name and charitable status provisions of the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014
This note focuses on two key provisions of the Act which deal with the requirement to display the name and charitable status of registered societies.
Winckworth Sherwood has won two awards at Wealth & Finance magazine’s annual Alternative Investment Awards.
Richard Tinham, head of commercial and corporate at Winckworth Sherwood, has been quoted in the Financial Times in its ‘Business questions: Expert advice’ section.
Whether a bribe or secret commission obtained by an agent is held by the agent on trust for his principal was recently considered by the Supreme Court.
With the surge in social media use over the last few years, there has been an increase in the number of employment cases involving potentially offensive postings on social media sites by employees.
In the case of Toal and another v GB Oils, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decided that it does not.
Expressing offers to settle simply as ‘without prejudice’ or even ‘without prejudice save as to costs’ may not be sufficient to leave the door open for further negotiation.
In an ongoing shareholder dispute over control of the parent company of London hotels, the Court of Appeal has considered the effect of a good faith clause in a Shareholders’ Agreement to be minimal.
The Insolvency Service and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have published consultations proposing amendments to the regulations affecting insolvency practitioners.
As publicly funded bodies, both academy trusts and governing bodies of maintained schools will need to comply with the provisions of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
Winckworth Sherwood solicitor Barbara Paul-Roberts has retired after 38 years with the firm.