Ex-Axiom Ince employees win redundancy payment claims

Several former Axiom Ince employees have won their redundancy payment claims against the collapsed firm in the Employment Tribunal. The decisions were published today (8 July) but were decided on 17 June. Employment Judge KM Ross heard the three cases in Manchester on 30 May. Axiom Ince, now in administration, was ordered to pay £4,826.70 […]

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Spotlight: Defending the employers with Bakers

For this week’s Spotlight, we’re highlighting Baker McKenzie’s employment law team to see how rising industrial action, new technologies and regulations are changing the field. The market Unfair dismissal claims and misconduct remain the bread and butter of defendant side employment lawyers. However, whistleblowing claims, involving regulatory angles are taking on a growing role in […]

Freshfields partner to join Slaughters’ pensions team

Slaughter and May is to add another senior lawyer to its pensions team in the City, this time from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Charles Magoffin, a partner at Freshfields since 2010, is joining Slaughters as a senior counsel from September. Slaughters has still only ever made one lateral hire in the City, also into its pensions […]

Forsters swipes former Winckworth senior partner and team

Forsters has hired a team from Winckworth Sherwood, including former senior partner and head of employment Jo Keddie. Joining on 2 April, Keddie will lead its employment and partnerships practice. She will move with colleagues Danielle Crawford and Daniel Parker, who will join the team as counsel and senior associate, respectively. Forsters said that the […]


Supreme Court sides with Lewis Silkin in Deliveroo judgment

The Supreme Court has put an end to a long-running dispute between The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) and Deliveroo. Ruling today, the Supreme Court justices said that Deliveroo riders were self-employed, and not employees of the food delivery giant. Its decision mirrors that of the Court of Appeal and High Court, which […]

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Shearman partner exits for Debevoise

Another partner from Shearman & Sterling’s London office has left the firm. Employment specialist Sam Whitaker is joining Debevoise & Plimpton as an international counsel. He joins the US firm’s corporate department, where he will advise on transaction-specific employment issues as well as stand-alone employment matters. Whitaker was Shearman’s sole employment law partner in London, […]

Rosenblatt hits back at ex-CEO’s claim in employment row

Listed law firm RBG Holdings (RBG), which incorporates Rosenblatt and Memery Crystal, has accused its former chief executive of “preferring her personal financial interests over her duties” to the firm. The allegation is alongside several more explosive claims, detailed in the firm’s defence and counterclaim to Nicola Foulston’s lawsuit against it for breach of contract following her […]


Uni students begin group claim over Covid-19 disruptions

The High Court will hear applications today in the first stage of a group action brought by students over Covid-19 and strike-related disruptions. Over 105,000 students have signed up to seek compensation from British universities in a case run by Harcus Parker partner Ryan Dunleavy and Asserson partner Shimon Goldwater. The case today (Wednesday) is […]

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Hogan Lovells awarded £4,000 costs in ex-staffer dispute

A former employee at Hogan Lovells has been ordered to pay the City firm £4,000 in costs after he accused the firm of being “liars and scammers.” Hogan Lovells had sought £20,000 in costs from Mr Donskoi, the claimant and an ex-staffer at the firm after he made “numerous attacks on the professional integrity” of […]


Lewis Silkin hires Knights partner for Leeds launch

Lewis Silkin has further expanded its presence in the north of England by opening an office in Leeds, The Lawyer can reveal. The firm has hired Knights employment partner James Keogh to kickstart the operation. Keogh has worked at Knights for three years now, having joined from Squire Patton Boggs in 2020 when the listed […]

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Adecco GC takes on new global expansion role

Accurate Background, which acquired UK arm Vero Screening last year, has appointed a new associate general counsel. Gavin Tagg joins as SVP associate general counsel from human resources specialist Adecco Group. This is a new role for Accurate, having branched into the UK last year with its acquisition of Vero Screening. The role has been […]