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Womble Bond Dickinson’s bid to recuse Post Office judge fails

Womble Bond Dickinson has failed in its attempt to recuse the judge overseeing a lawsuit brought against the firm’s client The Post Office. The Lawyer reported last month that Womble Bond Dickinson had applied to recuse Justice Peter Fraser, on the basis that the first ruling suggested he had formed an opinion on matters which […]

Deliveroo

Deliveroo in the clear as High Court throws out employment claim

A High Court judicial review against food delivery company Deliveroo was dismissed today in a widely publicised battle over collective bargaining rights. The Honourable Mr Justice Supperstone sided with Deliveroo’s lawyers; Lewis Silkin partner Colin Leckey instructed 11KBW’s Chris Jeans QC and Tom Cross. Deliveroo is a regular client of Lewis Silkin’s, especially after the […]

Chamberlain

DWF employment chief moves over to Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke has added two new partners to its City employment team, including DWF’s national head of employment Andrew Chamberlain. Chamberlain joined DWF in 2014 after nearly two decades at Addleshaw Goddard. In his practice, he advises FTSE 100 employers on processes such as services agreements and termination. He also covers employment nuances in M&A […]

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Deliveroo calls on 11KBW in human rights case

Less than a week after the landmark Pimlico Plumbers ruling, online food delivery company Deliveroo has turned to Lewis Silkin and 11KBW to defend it after a High Court judge gave the go-ahead for a judicial review. On Friday Mrs Justice Simler overturned a previous High Court decision and granted permission for the Independent Workers […]

Supreme Court

Mishcon felled by four-lawyer firm in landmark Pimlico Plumbers case

In a David and Goliath battle, Mishcon de Reya client Pimlico Plumbers has lost its final appeal against a former employee in a long-running feud over workers’ rights. The five judges unanimously agreed that claimant Gary Smith was a Pimlico Plumbers employee during his time working for the company and not, as Pimlico Plumbers was […]

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Trends in the food and drink sector

By James Webb Despite 2018 being a very tough year for many in the food and drink industry, according to research compiled by Grant Thornton, M&A and private equity deal activity in the sector remained steady with a fall of just 2.8% compared to 2017. This is supported by our experience during the period where […]

Liability for intentional torts by workers

By Mark Josselyn Earlier this year the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“HRTO”) found that a corporate respondent was liable for the violations of the Ontario Human Rights Code perpetrated upon the applicant by the personal respondent in the course of his employment, relying upon the analysis of the Supreme Court of Canada in Robichaud v. […]

Obligatory sharing of wage information in Slovakia – a cartel?

By Roman Oleksik From 1 May 2018, employers in Slovakia must comply with the following important new rules: 1. the obligation to disclose the amount of the basic wage component when they advertise job vacancies; and 2. the prohibition to agree on a basic wage component in an amount lower than the advertised basic wage […]

UK and Germany – A new post-Brexit partnership

For decades, Germany has been one of the biggest foreign investors in the UK. While the British love to talk about their ‘special relationship’ with the United States, there is now every chance that, in a post-Brexit world, Germany will become the UK’s new priority…

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