Supreme Court sides with Lewis Silkin in Deliveroo judgment

The Supreme Court has put an end to a long-running dispute between The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) and Deliveroo. Ruling today, the Supreme Court justices said that Deliveroo riders were self-employed, and not employees of the food delivery giant. Its decision mirrors that of the Court of Appeal and High Court, which […]

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Shearman partner exits for Debevoise

Another partner from Shearman & Sterling’s London office has left the firm. Employment specialist Sam Whitaker is joining Debevoise & Plimpton as an international counsel. He joins the US firm’s corporate department, where he will advise on transaction-specific employment issues as well as stand-alone employment matters. Whitaker was Shearman’s sole employment law partner in London, […]

Rosenblatt hits back at ex-CEO’s claim in employment row

Listed law firm RBG Holdings (RBG), which incorporates Rosenblatt and Memery Crystal, has accused its former chief executive of “preferring her personal financial interests over her duties” to the firm. The allegation is alongside several more explosive claims, detailed in the firm’s defence and counterclaim to Nicola Foulston’s lawsuit against it for breach of contract following her […]

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Hogan Lovells awarded £4,000 costs in ex-staffer dispute

A former employee at Hogan Lovells has been ordered to pay the City firm £4,000 in costs after he accused the firm of being “liars and scammers.” Hogan Lovells had sought £20,000 in costs from Mr Donskoi, the claimant and an ex-staffer at the firm after he made “numerous attacks on the professional integrity” of […]


Lewis Silkin hires Knights partner for Leeds launch

Lewis Silkin has further expanded its presence in the north of England by opening an office in Leeds, The Lawyer can reveal. The firm has hired Knights employment partner James Keogh to kickstart the operation. Keogh has worked at Knights for three years now, having joined from Squire Patton Boggs in 2020 when the listed […]



Star legal writers: Employment

Substance misuse in the workplace, female board representation and the UK pension reforms are all discussed in this week’s top briefings coverage from the employment sector


Star legal writers in the employment sector

This week’s most-read briefings writers from TheLawyer.com are drawn from the employment sector. The following excerpts cover the implications of that ‘fracas’ involving Jeremy Clarkson, managing social media and an at-a-glance guide to legal changes this year. Gateley – ‘How to deal with a workplace ‘fracas’’  https://www.thelawyer.com/briefings/how-to-deal-with-a-workplace-fracas/3032681.article Antonia Blackwell, Shoosmiths – ‘ Top 10 employment […]

Featured briefings

Incentivising staff in a green economy: green benefits

Environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) alongside sustainability are hot topics in business right now. Employees are increasingly scrutinising what employers are doing to promote sustainability, not least in the benefits they offer.

P&O further wage cuts blocked

Ferry company P&O hit the headlines last month when it made 800 workers redundant via an online video call and with almost no notice.

Canada: Employment, Labour & Equalities Law Webinar Series | Remote Workplace

Remote work – what was once the exception in most workplaces is now becoming the new standard. With the shift to remote work, however, comes new legal issues and challenges for employers. In this on-demand webinar, a panel of legal professionals unpack the various employment, health and safety, privacy, tax and immigration issues that may arise within the remote work environment and highlight the best practices through which to address these issues.

New visa routes: How can we use these to help fill vacancies?

The Government announced several new business immigration routes to be launched in 2022 which consolidate and reform existing routes. The aim is to provide more opportunities for businesses to attract talent from overseas as well as to provide opportunities for growing businesses and recent graduates from international universities.

TUPE, pensions and public sector outsourcing

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) apply where there is a ‘relevant transfer’, which can involve (i) a business/asset transfer; or (ii) a service provision change (SPC). It is the relevant transfer of a SPC that is most relevant in public sector outsourcing and retendering.