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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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A&O plans overhaul of associate career path

Allen & Overy (A&O) has rolled out its long-awaited proposals to reform London associate career progression following a year when its attrition rate topped 25 per cent. Managing partner David Morley and HR head Genevieve Tennant made their final presentations in December last year. As first revealed on www.thelawyer. com (21 December), the proposals include a revamp of […]

Mayer Brown raids White & Case for Berlin push

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw had raided White & Case for two partners for its Berlin Office. Corporate partner Ralf-Friedrich Fahrenbach and insolvency partner Rainer Markfort start at Mayer Brown in February. Associates Alexa Metzger and Fabian Rief-Drewes will also be making the transfer. Reinhart Lange, managing partner in Frankfurt said: “We are extremely pleased […]

DLA Piper loses marine insurance specialist to SH

Stephenson Harwood has raided DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary, snaring marine insurance senior associate Alex Davis as a partner in its shipping litigation group. Davis acts for hull, cargo and liability insurers such as Lloyd’s, plus foreign insurers, particularly in the Norwegian market. Clients also include the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, advising on marine pollution […]

Lawyers awarded New Year Honours

Payne Hicks Beach partner Fiona Shackleton (left), who handled Prince Charles’s divorce, heads the list of lawyers honoured in the New Year Honours List. Shackleton was appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order. Former Chief Crown Prosecutor for South Wales Huw Heycock received a CBE, while former Chief Crown Prosecutor for Suffolk Christopher Yule and […]

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