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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 […]

Microchipping: The future of employee surveillance?

By Stuart McBride Inspired by the initial move to microchip employees by a firm in Wisconsin last year; as many as 150 employees in the UK have already been fitted with microchip implants. As technology continues to impact the way we all work, there may be merits to the rumoured introduction. That said, there are […]

Experts’ Agendas: A warning from the bench

“it certainly should not become routine to provide two versions which, as here, travel over much of the same ground. That approach tests the patience of the experts (and frankly of the court); produces a lengthier joint statement; potentially increases costs and is simply not the best way to focus on the issues. I do […]

Court of Appeal has held that public policy interests do not justify the release of restrictive covenants

By Bill Howard, Michael Callaghan The Court of Appeal has held that public policy interests do not justify the release of restrictive covenants where a developer deliberately builds houses on land in breach of those covenants. Background Millgate, a property developer, obtained planning permission for, and then built, houses and flats on a development site. Part […]

GP/LP advice, women in PE and downstream trends

By Joanne Huckle More LPs are seeking independent legal advice.. Increasingly, I am instructed by LPs seeking their own Cayman legal counsel prior to committing capital.  It has always been a mystery to me why investors are willing to rely on the GP’s Cayman counsel when committing significant capital to a new fund.  As an attorney […]

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Far be it for Tulkinghorn to disparage the general ­fitness level of the legal profession in this country, but one of his scribes was interested to learn of Appleby partner Gray Smith’s recent ’exertions’. It turns out Smith has a knightly neighbour in the imposing shape of former Olympic rower Sir Matthew Pinsent, a man-mountain […]

Gómez promos bring partner headcount to 65

Spanish firm Gómez-Acebo & Pombo has appointed nine new partners, increasing the total number at the firm to 65. The decision to appoint the nine new partners was approved at the firm’s general partners’ meeting on 21 December. The appointments will become effective on 1 January. The majority of those made up are based in […]

New year, fresh faces

The first issue of The Lawyer in January is traditionally an exercise in talent-spotting, since it has a fortunate conjunction of The Hot 100 and the top cases of the year. Both are barometers of the market in different ways. The Hot 100 is deliberately eclectic. Many of the names you will know, some you […]

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Tolaney shines among the new stars

If 2009 was the year Sonia Tolaney rose to prominence then 2010 was the one when she affirmed her position as one of the bar’s brightest stars. Tolaney was one of 10 barristers featured in last year’s Hot 100 and the only non-silk, after featuring in two of The Lawyer’s top 10 cases of 2009. […]

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