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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 […]

Microchipping: The future of employee surveillance?

By Stuart McBride Inspired by the initial move to microchip employees by a firm in Wisconsin last year; as many as 150 employees in the UK have already been fitted with microchip implants. As technology continues to impact the way we all work, there may be merits to the rumoured introduction. That said, there are […]

Experts’ Agendas: A warning from the bench

“it certainly should not become routine to provide two versions which, as here, travel over much of the same ground. That approach tests the patience of the experts (and frankly of the court); produces a lengthier joint statement; potentially increases costs and is simply not the best way to focus on the issues. I do […]

Court of Appeal has held that public policy interests do not justify the release of restrictive covenants

By Bill Howard, Michael Callaghan The Court of Appeal has held that public policy interests do not justify the release of restrictive covenants where a developer deliberately builds houses on land in breach of those covenants. Background Millgate, a property developer, obtained planning permission for, and then built, houses and flats on a development site. Part […]

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Non-US transatlantic merger shocker

How’s this for novelty value: the latest transatlantic merger doesn’t feature a US firm. Stringer Saul has decided to give up going it alone and instead buy in to one of Canada’s largest firms, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin. For the UK firm the deal is an admission that, if it wants to continue grabbing a slice […]

Stringer-Fasken combine for first Anglo-Canadian merger

London-based life science specialist Stringer Saul is merging with one of Canada’s largest firms, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin. The deal, due to go live on 1 February next year, will create a £110.7m firm with offices across Canada and in London, New York and Johannesburg. It is the first merger of full-service Canadian and UK law […]

Nabarros woos the kids with Willy Wonka plan

Nabarro Nathanson has launched a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-style competition as part of its latest grad-uate recruitment campaign. The graduate recruitment team is handing out chocolate bars at university law fairs. Around 25 of the 1,000 bars contain a golden ticket, which can be exchanged for an open day at Nabarros’ London office. Nabarros’ […]

Dentons tees up Dubai deal with Tiger Woods

Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) has scored a lead role in Dubai Holding’s second major sporting deal this week, in an agreement that sees Tiger Woods open his first golf course costing £35m. DWS is advising Dubailand, the gigantic £20bn resort and theme park planned by Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Dubailand is […]

Salans raids ally for Budapest launch

Salans has split its Hungarian ally to open a new office in Budapest as it seeks to ramp up its presence in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The launch sees two partners from Salans’ threepartner associated firm Szabó Kovári Tercsák & Partners Attorneys join the firm along with another 10 associates. Judit Kovári and Tamás […]

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