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Adjudication Matters – June 2019

The Slip Rule – the “gateway” for consequential corrections to an adjudicator’s decision? Introduction In the recent judgment of Axis M&E UK Ltd v Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd [2019] EWHC 169 (TCC), the Technology & Construction Court considered for the first time whether consequential corrections are permitted under the statutory slip rule in the context of adjudication. […]

BIC v Burgess: pension increases were not validly introduced

By Suzanne Burrell, Jenny Farrell The Court of Appeal has overturned the High Court decision in Burgess v BIC, finding that increases to pensions in payment had not been validly introduced. We commented on the High Court decision in our update last year. Background The inflation-linked annual increases had been introduced following a trustee meeting in 1991 […]

Brewers – what’s in a name?

By Jo Pritchard More than a year after its initial launch, a Welsh brewery, formerly named LOKA POLLY, has been forced to rebrand following a complaint raised by a Swedish multinational conglomerate over the use of the LOKA POLLY name. This kind of dispute and rebranding experienced by the now-named Polly’s Brew Co is unfortunately […]

NI employers remain liable for higher holiday pay costs

By Leeanne Armstrong In a landmark ruling the Court of Appeal (CA) yesterday upheld an Industrial Tribunal (IT) decision that police officers and civilian staff are owed substantial back pay in respect of underpaid holiday pay. (Alexander Agnew & Others v Chief Constable for the Police Service of Northern Ireland & Others [2019] NICA 32) The original decision […]

New rules for enforced works

Decree-Law no. 66/2019 of 21 May was published recently to amend the rules on summonses to execute maintenance, rehabilitation or demolition works, and on their enforced execution. This legislation is part of the wider strategy of the New Generation of Housing Policies (NGPH), approved by Resolution of the Council of Ministers in May 2018. In accordance with the […]

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Clifford Chance and A&O win lead roles on Merck’s £1.6bn acquisition of AZ

Allen & Overy (A&O), Ashurst and Clifford Chance have advised on German drugs and chemicals group Merck’s £1.6bn acquisition of AZ Electronic Materials. The transaction for the chemicals company – manufacturer of the chemicals used in electronic devices including smartphones, flatscreen TVs and iPads – is among the largest bids of 2013. AZ is incorporated […]

Amendment to UK Banking Reform Bill is ‘misguided’, says Eversheds’ Brandman

Greg Brandman, partner and banking regulation expert at Eversheds, has said that the amendment added to the UK Banking Reform Bill is ‘misguided and ill informed’.  He also said that it will considerably increase the regulatory burden on financial institutions and on the regulators without achieving any significant improvement in standards. Brandman said: ‘The gateway for […]

Lawyers want whistleblowing rules simplified

By Anthony Korn The Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) has called for changes to the law on whistleblowing. The ELA has concluded the statutory conditions attached to making ‘protected disclosures’ are complex and may deter whistleblowers from exposing wrongdoing. The association, whose 6,000 members include barristers and solicitors representing both employers and employees in the courts […]

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