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Vicarious liability in the Supreme Court: Morrisons strike back

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. So the famous saying goes. It is unlikely that Morrisons supermarkets – or Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc to give its full title – had that saying in mind when having a second go at arguing the issue of vicarious liability in front of the Supreme Court: Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 12 (“Various Claimants”). Full disclosure, mine is a Morrisons supermarket-of-choice-household.

Implications of coronavirus for migrant workers and students

Both in parliament and written guidance, the government has been clear that no-one will have a negative outcome through the immigration system due to a circumstance that was beyond their control. This has led to temporary concessions in a number of areas relating to migrant workers and students. The following is a summary of some of the key points.

When investigation goes wrong

Police officers being investigated for gross misconduct have every right to expect that the investigation is carried out in the same fair manner as they themselves would investigate a crime, yet a recent misconduct case has demonstrated that that is simply untrue. An officer was investigated for allegedly naming a complainant in a rape investigation, […]

Latest on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

On Wednesday 15 April 2020, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, gave a Direction to HMRC in order to implement the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”). There have been numerous versions and updates to the Guidance (both for employers and employees) received on the CJRS, however this Direction makes some changes to the guidance so far received – it therefore makes for vital reading. The full Direction can be found here.

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How UK employers can deal with special circumstances of Covid-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). As the virus continues to spread extensively, it poses significant challenge to businesses and raises various points of employment law for employers.

COVID-19 and investment protection

As the world grapples with COVID-19, we are seeing some of the most unprecedented State measures of our time. Measures causing severe financial damage to many businesses and industries. Where does that leave foreign investors? Will they be able to claim compensation?

Cayman Islands Employment Update

The first ever electronic meeting of the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly on 23 April 2020 considered a number of pieces of legislation, largely in response to the COVID-19 emergency, that are likely to be of interest to local employers and employees. This note is intended to provide a brief overview of the key changes: some […]

Corona Crisis: Amendment of the obligation to file for insolvency in CEE

With the fourth law on COVID-19, the Austrian legislator has suspended the obligation of an overindebted debtor to file for insolvency until 30 June 2020, irrespective of the cause of the over-indebtedness. Some other countries in the CEE region have also adopted measures to combat the consequences of COVID-19 as detailed in the following overview…

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Dentons employees say “yes” to four-day week

Virtually all of Dentons’ UK and Middle East employees have signed up to the firm’s four-day week scheme, as it gears up for the next stage of its response to Covid-19. Starting from June, 94 per cent of the firm’s employees will see their working hours reduced for the next six months, accepting a management […]

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Litigation funders, your time has come

While the US is often touted as the leading forum on class action culture, UK claimant lawyers are increasingly using Australia as the blueprint for a homegrown class action system. Fuelled by the rapid rise of the litigation funding industry, the number of class action cases being pursued in Australia has more than doubled over […]

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Wedlake Bell instructed as businessman takes on UK Government over lockdown

Wedlake Bell has today issued legal proceedings against the UK Government on behalf of millionaire businessman Simon Dolan, demanding an urgent judicial review into the country’s current lockdown restrictions. Legal action has been launched against Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, and Gavin Williamson, who is Secretary of State for […]

DLA hires second restructuring partner in two months

DLA Piper has continued to bulk up its restructuring practice, this time with a hire from Addleshaw Goddard. The firm has hired James Davison, who will join during the summer from Addleshaws. He has been a partner at the UK firm since 2017, when he was part of the firm’s promotions round. He was the […]

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