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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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McGrigors partner quits for West Coast Capital

Leading Scottish firm McGrigors has lost the head of its corporate practice to private equity house West Coast Capital. Paul Davidson will be joining West Coast Capital at the end of Janaury 2006 as its third partner. During his time a McGrigors Davidson advised West Coast Capital and venture philanthropy The Hunter Foundation, both were […]

Kirkland sparks city rumour mill

Want to know the biggest rumour in the City right now? It’s not the Linklaters senior partner election. Or BLP launching in Dubai – expensively.

Logo stick

Hold the front page. Word reached Tulkinghorn last week that the perennial winner of the Scottish self-promoting firm of the year award, Pagan Osborne, was bracing itself for the unveiling of a new corporate logo. According to the puff, the firm was “rebranding its visual identity and realigning its portfolio of services to reflect its […]

Partner of the month

Oliver BretzFirm: Clifford ChancePartner since: 2002Educated: Cambridge UniversityKey clients: Barclays, Telefonica, Citigroup, European Payment Council, Publishers Association, Heinz, Shell Clifford Chance staked its competition hopes on young up-and-comer Oliver Bretz. It was a gamble, but he has proven his worth time and time again. Most recently he won the main advisory role to the European […]

Simmons raids RB for Paris real estate team

Simmons & Simmons has raided Richards Butler for a new Paris-based real estate team. The four-lawyer team will be led by real estate associate Edouard Vitry, who will be responsible for the real estate practice in Paris. Vitry is a French qualified avocat with fourteen years experience in real estate. He joined the Paris office […]

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