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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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Masons has announced the following promotions to partner status: Andrew Ray, Alastair Crellin, Angela Cha, Jo Eames, Howard Crossman and Winnie Lai. Edwin Coe has appointed four new partners. David Kinch, formerly of Browne Jacobson, and Anthony Murray, who is qualified in both England and Scotland, join the corporate and commercial group. Stephen Brower has […]

Herbert Smith defies exodus from Russia

Herbert Smith will open its Moscow office in June, as first revealed in The Lawyer (15 February). The two-partner, six-lawyer office will be headed by energy partner Alan Jowett, head of the central and east European group. The office will focus on energy and natural resources at first. The Lawyer understands the initial reason for […]

Rushing to stake a claim?

The Brits are shy, reserved and cautious. The Americans are loud, brash and ambitious. The stereotypes are well rehearsed and, aside from politics, nowhere more so than in the law. But in the case of UK firms in the US, the stereotype is strangely accurate. The focus in recent months has been either on US-UK […]

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