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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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Ozannes star defects to Ogier & Le Masurier

Partner William Simpson has taken the unusual step of jumping from Guernsey firm Ozannes into the arms of rival Ogier & Le Masurier. Such a step by a high-profile lawyer is believed to be the first of its kind and has been met with surprise within commercial legal circles in the Channel Islands.Simpson will join […]

Akin energy ace plumps for Orrick

San Francisco firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe is bulking up its Washington DC energy practice with the hire of a partner from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Merrill Kramer is currently chair of Akin Gump’s electric utility practice and joins Orrick’s global energy, communications and infrastructure practice group.Recent deals include: adv-ising the management group […]

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