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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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Harrison, PPI and unfair relationship revisited

The Court of Appeal has revisited the issue of unfair relationship in payment protection insurance (PPI) claims where the payment of commission was not disclosed. The two conjoined appeals were Plevin v Paragon Personal Finance Ltd and Conlon v Black Horse Ltd. Conlon argued that her claim could be distinguished from Harrison as the court had accepted that […]

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Norton Rose Fulbright launches global regulation and investigations practice

Norton Rose Fulbright has launched a global regulation and investigations practice, consisting of more than 600 of its lawyers worldwide. The group draws together expertise from various practices within the firm, including antitrust and competition, financial services regulation, investigations, and tax. Norton Rose Fulbright’s antitrust and competition head Martin Coleman and investigations chief Lista Cannon […]

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Hogan Lovells LLP accounts show 2 per cent drop in non-US revenues

Hogan Lovells’ revenue outside the US dropped from £590.6m to £581.4m over the course of the 2012/13 financial year, according to the firm’s international LLP accounts. The drop is similar to the 1.9 per cent fall in firmwide revenue reported last year (1 March 2013), which includes Hogan Lovells’ US operations. Despite the turnover drop, […]

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