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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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Chaos as MoJ scuppers litigation reform

Judges and politicians at loggerheads as Jackson review kicked into the long grass The judiciary is on a collision course with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) over how the litigation ­system should be reformed in England and Wales. Serious concerns have been raised about political interference with a range of litigation reforms after the MoJ […]

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Jersey is doing its bit to promote a global level playing field by managing clients’ wealth in a transparent and judicious manner, says Geoff Cook International finance centres in ­offshore locations were ­subjected to an intense period of activity ­during the build-up to the G20 ­summit, where among many priorities there was a focus on […]

Carphone Warehouse and TalkTalk split gets mouths watering

CARPHONE Warehouse is preparing to split in two, with the high street retail arm separating from the TalkTalk telecoms business. CARPHONE Warehouse is preparing to split in two, with the high street retail arm separating from the TalkTalk telecoms business. It is a choice instruction for one of the company’s chosen legal advisers, and early […]

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Maher takes leave of absence from Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown vice chairman Paul Maher has issued a highly unusual statement regarding his future at the Chicago-headquartered firm, announcing his decision to take a leave of absence following the firm’s recent leadership elections. In the internal statement, seen by The Lawyer, Maher said: “In recent days I have been approached about several interesting opportunities. […]

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