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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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Conferences for criminal practitioners

The Law Society is staging a series of conferences to update criminal practitioners on developments in their field. The seminars are aimed at maximising the profitability of criminal work for solicitors while meeting clients’ needs. Issues under discussion include the right to silence, legal aid franchising, extended rights of audience, standard fees and information technology.

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 22/11/94

IDA MARY WAKELAM, 42, admitted 1977, practised in partnership as Rudlings & Wakelam, Bury St Edmunds, fined u5,000 and ordered to pay u1,527 costs. Allegations substantiated she wilfully destroyed a mortgage deed and failed to disclose promptly its prior existence to party entitled to benefit of said mortgage. The incident arose following the death of […]

Page swaps Withers for Penningtons

CITY firm Withers has lost its French-based partner Henry Page to the Paris office of Penningtons. Page, who started work with the commercial practice last month after six years with Withers, has brought assistant Christian Couvrat with him to the three-member office. A resident in Paris for more than 13 years, Page is qualified as […]

Divorce kiosk goes on display

THE VERY latest in “self-service” justice was paraded before lawyers at the Legal Action Group conference. An electronic kiosk which fills in divorce forms, explains to tenants how to deal with an eviction notice and generally leads litigants through the legal system was put through its paces by delegates. The American invention is currently deployed […]

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