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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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Litigation Personal Injury 1/11/99

Cases from LAWTEL’S PI Quantum Database. Contact Deborah Talbot on 0171 970 4823. Robert Langford v (1) Gary Hebran (2) Nynex Cable Communications Ltd (1999) QBD (Kleven J) 15 October 1999 Claimant: Male, 27 years old at date of accident; 32 years old at date of trial. Incident: The claimant was injured in 1994 when […]

Perrin's View

Leslie Perrin is managing partner of Osborne Clarke. He can be contacted at leslie.perrin@osborneclarke.com The One Stop Shop – doncha just love it! There must be some recurring viral dysfunction which causes this crapulous idea to be periodically revived just when civilisation thought it had, like smallpox, been eradicated. If anyone can think of a […]

Deloittes partner moves to Linklaters

Linklaters has appointed a new finance director from the ranks of Deloitte & Touche. Nick Heywood-Waddington was a partner at the accountancy firm for 12 years but has now joined Linklaters to see the firm’s financial arrangements through the merger procedures with the Alliance partners. After a total of 22 years with Deloitte & Touche, […]

Clifford Chance appoints special advisor

Mayhew – whose City links include Chair of the Policy And Resources Committee of the Corporation of London – will advise on relations between the public and private sector. A former Chairman of the Corporation of London’s Education Committee, Mayhew will also advise the firm on recruitment, education and training initiatives – including its relationship […]

Zoo learns VAT lesson at High Court

Roger Pearson reports on Chester Zoo’s bid for VAT exemption on admission fees as it claims to offer an educational service. The right of Customs and Excise to charge VAT on admission to places such as zoos, art galleries and museums was scrutinised by the High Court last month. A challenge from Chester Zoo that […]

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