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Fracking, protestors and injunctions against ‘persons unknown’: Court of Appeal offers guidance amid controversial context

By David Manda, Ruth Ormrod In the recent case of Boyd v Ineos Upstream, a hotly anticipated appeal involving fracking protestors, the Court of Appeal has provided guidance on the highly topical subject of bringing injunctions against ‘persons unknown’.  Walker Morris’ specialist Real Estate Litigators David Manda and Ruth Ormrod explain and offer some practical advice.

Employment legislation update – May 2019

By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment, Shakeel Dad The last few months have seen many announcements in relation to changes expected in the employment law arena. With new information being received almost weekly, our legislation update sets out the changes in chronological order and highlights the headline points together with the proposed or confirmed implementation dates.

Case Law Update – May 2019

Nosworthy v Instinctif Partners Ltd UKEAT/0100/18 – ‘Bad leaver’ provision requiring forfeiture of shares and loan notes was not unlawful In this case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a bad leaver provision forcing an employee to give up her shareholding if she resigned was not an ‘unconscionable bargain’. Nor was it void as […]

Leading businesses sign up for ethnicity pay gap reporting pledge

By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment, Shakeel Dad In October 2018, the Government launched a consultation into whether mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting should be introduced along the same lines as gender pay gap reporting and with the same, 250-employee, threshold. As we await the Government’s response to that consultation, 15 prominent UK businesses have signed […]

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NYLS learned so much from Eversheds on its first PFI that it didn’t bother with an outside law firm a second time. Vanessa Pawsey asks head of legal Richard Daly how he does it It is unusual to hear clients saying that they learn from law firms, but that is precisely what North Yorkshire Legal […]

Breaking news – Clark quits CC for Morgan Stanley role

Clifford Chance chairman Keith Clark is leaving to join investment bank Morgan Stanley at the start of next year Clark, who has been in the role at Clifford Chance since 1993, will be international general counsel at Morgan Stanley and a member of its six-strong executive committee for Europe. He will be based in London […]

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