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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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In brief: Memorial service for meningitis victim

A memorial service for Charlotte Spaldin will be held at St Bride’s church on Fleet Street at 12 noon on Wednesday this week. Spaldin was an assistant solicitor in Rosling King’s litigation department. She died of meningitis on 19 December 1997.

Bristol law school drops LPC course

THE SENATE at Bristol University has voted to close its Legal Practice Course as a result of a global Law Society freeze on increases to the number of course places being offered across the country. The vote is almost certain to lead to the course’s closure although it is uncertain whether this September’s course will […]

SocGen legal head boosts his team

The head of legal and compliance at SocGen Asset Management, Nicola Horlick’s new fund management company, is beefing up his legal team. Robert Guest, a former senior legal officer with investment regulator Fimbra has hired two others to his team, Sheila Redston, who has moved over from Gartmore, another fund management company; and Sara Yaffe, […]

Litigation Personal Injury 3/2/98

Quinn v MoD CA 28 November, 1997 Claimant: Ronald Quinn, 65 Incident: Exposure to asbestos Injuries and contentions: Appellant exposed to asbestos dust for more than 40 years while serving in the Royal Navy claimed damages from Ministry of Defence (MoD). Alleged that between 1949 and 1956 he was exposed to large quantities of asbestos […]

Seeking asylum from death sentence

A pregnant Pakistani woman could face being stoned to death if she is not given refugee status in the UK, reports Roger Pearson The Law Lords have decided to allow a battered wife from Pakistan, who fears death by stoning if she is forced to return home, to bring her plea to stay in the […]

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