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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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This Friday Cherie Booth QC will appear before the High Court on behalf of Hampshire sole practitioner Michael Dalton to seek leave to bring a judicial review against the Law Society for refusing to let him opt out of the Solicitors’ Indemnity Fund. Prediction: Cherie’s on a roll and should get the thumbs up from […]

Financings

Barbara Stephenson of Norton Rose led the team which advised Rea Brothers in relation to the #6.1m rights issue by Bloomsbury Publishing to raise #6.1m. Bloomsbury was advised by a team led by Michael Steinfeld from Titmuss Sainer Dechert.

Law Soc:judge in December

Your analysis on the programme of reform at the Law Society, (The Lawyer, 6 October), takes a most negative view. According to your article, the project is doomed to failure. Regardless of what The Lawyer may think, there is a clear commitment to radical reform of the Law Society’s decision-making structure. This will lead to […]

The unsung superhero of equality

Vicki Chapman Elizabeth Davidson meets Vicki Chapman, the Clark Kent of UK law who champions LAG’s war against inequality. Look around at any conference or debate that touches on access to justice and it is a fair bet you will see Vicki Chapman among the delegates. The newly-promoted policy director at the Legal Action Group […]

Is the region ready for the euro?

Most, but not all, law firms in the North East are geared up for the introduction of the euro, writes Rebecca Towers. Mixed is probably the best way to describe the reaction of north-eastern firms to the European single currency. And while the first stages of monetary union – due to come into effect on […]

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