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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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No5 Chambers barrister represents gypsy in fight to live on own land

No5 Chambers barrister Timothy Jones has successfully represented a gypsy in fight to live on her own land. The High Court quashed the secretary of state’s move to decide Romani gypsy Charmaine Moore’s planning appeal himself. Jones, who represented Moore at the judicial review in the High Court, said afterwards that the secretary of state’s actions […]

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Barclays’ head of litigation and investigations Jonathan Peddie to leave bank

Barclays’ managing director of litigation and investigations Jonathan Peddie is leaving his role at the end of February after nine years. Peddie was also global head of the recently formed financial crime legal team, which was formed following an overhaul of the bank’s legal function in June 2014. He became managing director of Barclays’ ligitation […]

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Freshfields, HSF and Fieldfisher to battle for UK spots on Pearson’s global legal panel

Publishing giant Pearson is set to launch its first global legal panel by the end of the first quarter of 2015, with current advisers Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), Fieldfisher and Morgan Lewis among those contending for places. The panel review follows internal reforms implemented by Pearson general counsel Bjarne Tellmann, who joined […]

Public access

Since the introduction of the Public Access Rules, it is now possible for members of the public to instruct barristers directly.   To open up the legal system to the public the Public Access Rules came into force in July 2004 prior to which members of the public would have had to use a solicitor […]

Mediation

11 Stone Buildings strongly supports all types of alternative dispute resolution and its members are all available to take part in and advise on mediations.  There are a number of members who act as mediators. Click here for more information.

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