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Case law update: December 2018

By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd – Employer held liable for managing director’s violent conduct The Court of Appeal has found a company vicariously liable for the violent conduct of its managing director at a Christmas party where the attack left an employee severely disabled.

New IR35 rules for contractors in the private sector from 6 April 2020

By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment New IR35 changes due to take effect in the private sector from 6 April 2020 will have a significant impact on businesses that engage consultants or contractors via intermediary companies (either directly or through an agency). Affected employers will need to plan for these changes well in advance. Following a […]

Ethnicity pay gap reporting

By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment Mandatory pay gap reporting on grounds of ethnicity (similar to gender pay gap reporting) could be on the horizon. In line with a manifesto commitment, the Government has published a consultation paper on introducing mandatory pay gap reporting on ethnicity grounds. The consultation comes on the heels of the Government’s […]

Government considering reintroducing employment tribunal fees

By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment It has been reported that the Government is considering reintroducing employment tribunal fees. No specific details have been provided but the Ministry of Justice has said that it is confident that a fee system can be found which does not deny claimants access to justice (the reason the original fee regime was […]

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Square Mile

It was recently reported the American Bar Association (ABA) had decided to relax the rules allowing multidisciplinary partnerships (MDPs). However, it also appeared that the executive summary was that other professions that wanted to join would have to abide by ABA rules. It is arguable that in the US the lawyers are in the driving […]

In brief: Barker Gotelee

Barker Gotelee an agricultural firm in Suffolk has appointed ex-National Farmers Union chief legal adviser Sally Stanyer as a consultant. Stanyer led the group action against the beef export ban.

SIF bows to pressure from City

The Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) has finally yielded to pressure from City firms to allow bigger “deductibles” on their SIF contributions. The climbdown, announced at last week’s Law Society council meeting, comes a year before the monopoly is to fold. Council members voted to let the 67 firms in the country that earn more than […]

… as Clifford Chance becomes LLP

Clifford Chance will become a New York limited liability partnership (LLP) when it merges with Rogers & Wells. Rogers & Wells is a New York LLP, and managing partner Larry Cranch says keeping the US firm’s protected status was a condition for the merger. LLPs protect partners’ personal assets from negligence claims against the firm. […]

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