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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment, Shakeel Dad On 4 March 2019, and in the wake of #metoo and a number of high-level reviews, the Government issued a consultation on measures to prevent misuse of confidentiality clauses in situations of workplace harassment or discrimination. It deals with situations where an employer may wish to use a […]
The combined turnover of the largest independent European firms has broken through the €10bn barrier for the first time, exclusive data gathered by The Lawyer reveals this week. Collectively, the firms featured in this year’s European 100 report brought in a combined €10.4bn in 2018, up 6.5 per cent from €9.76bn in 2017. It is […]
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and DLA Piper are working together on Arcadia’s company voluntary arrangement (CVA), as Philip Green embarks on a plan to rescue the business. Freshfields’ restructuring partners Neil Golding and Adam Gallagher are leading for Arcadia, as its chair Philip Green plans the closure of 23 UK stores, including Topshop, Dorothy Perkins, Miss […]
A High Court judge has ordered a former client of Linklaters to pay back two years worth of unpaid legal fees to the magic circle firm. Documents seen by The Lawyer reveal that geosciences business Neos is said to have ignored three invoices between 2016 and 2018, at which point it was issued with a […]
Lawyers in the banking and financial services sector have been at the forefront of tackling the regulatory challenges posed by Brexit and GDPR. Creative responses to that shifting climate are evident in this year’s shortlisted entries in The Lawyer Awards, sponsored by Travelers, which are marked by a laser-sharp focus on execution excellence. Two of […]
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has won a first-time mandate from the Trainline for its listing on the London Stock Exchange. The mandate for the company was won by Freshfields partners Mark Austin and Doug Smith, a familiar pairing in equity capital markets circles. Last September, they were both on call for Funding Circle on its IPO, […]
EV Network (EVN), a specialist in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, has appointed a former Addleshaw Goddard partner as its first general counsel. Simon Courie moves in-house to EVN after a 20-year career in private practice. He was formerly an infrastructure, projects and energy lawyer at Addleshaw Goddard, making partner in 2015. He joined the firm […]