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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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Orrick takes over Rome practice in Italian drive

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Citigroup executive returns to O’Melveny fold

O’Melveny & Myers has welcomed back Citigroup’s former chief operating officer (COO) as senior partner of its New York office more than a decade after his departure from the firm. Michael Masin is returning to O’Melveny after taking on a number of high profile executive roles that most recently saw him as vice president and […]

KPMG Legal split sees Corrs snatch lawyer duo

Fallout from the Australian arm of KLegal has begun, with departures from both KPMG and KPMG Legal to Australian firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth. KPMG tax partner Kevin Reilly joins as a senior consultant with the firm, while KPMG Legal lawyer Andrew Percival joins as special counsel. The pair worked closely together at the accounting giant on international […]

Lovells raids Dewey for corporate finance ace

Lovells is gearing up to reap the benefits of the upcoming EU accession by taking on a specialist corporate finance partner from Dewey Ballantine. Stephen Jones will join the firm today (9 February) after spending a number of years practising in Central and Eastern Europe, first in Warsaw as the managing lawyer of a joint […]

Lawyer posse rounds on Govt retirement age limit

Two retired tailors fighting a cutting-edge employment case against the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry will not pay a penny for their Court of Appeal claim, thanks to a cabal of barristers and solicitors working on the matter free of charge. John Rutherford and Samuel Bentley are challenging the UK Government’s assumed retirement […]

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