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Commercial and Employment Update

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We recently circulated our Commercial and Employment Update containing the following articles and news: What you don't know can't hurt you? The employment tribunal thinks otherwise Why bother with a shareholders' agreement? Was...

Contractual Variation Clauses

Danielle Collett-Bruce
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Whilst it is not unusual for lawyers to labour over the minutia of contractual construction for hours on end, it is important to realise that contracts are rarely set in stone and a change in the commercial realities of businesses can warrant a contract...

Part-time working as an alternative to dismissal?

Emily Yeardley
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In Ali v Torrosian and others (t/a Bedford Hill Family Practice) UKEAT/0029/18 , the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether the tribunal had fallen into an error of law by not considering whether the employer could have achieved its...

Limited Discretion to Depart from Part 36 costs convention

Michelle Ogunlaja
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Recently in the case of Tuson v Murphy, the Court of Appeal overturned the decision of the High Court which had ordered that the Claimant should pay legal costs going back a previous year and a half, to when she purportedly began to mislead the Defendant...

Bridging the Gaps in Commercial Contracts

Mark Ridley
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A contract is an agreement which the law considers to be enforceable.  It can be made up of express terms (terms that are stated orally or in writing) and terms which may never have been stated but can be deemed to be implied. A party to a contract may...

Civil partnership granted to heterosexual couple

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Are we about to see a change in the law after Supreme Court ruling granted Rebecca Steinfeld (37) and Charles Keidan (41) the right to have a civil partnership? The Civil Partnership Act 2004 was introduced to grant same-sex couples the same legal rights as...

Balancing employment and caring responsibilities

Emily Yeardley
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Following our recent article: Carers: who cares when you can’t?  posted during Carers Week, we are pleased that the Department for Health and Social Care has published a two-year action plan to support carers, and in particular those who are...

Why bother with a shareholders' agreement?

Danielle Collett-Bruce
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Whether you are starting a new business venture, or if you have an existing business and simply never got around to it, the importance of having a shareholders’ agreement in place cannot be understated. What is a shareholders’ agreement? A...

What you don't know can't hurt you? The employment tribunal thinks otherwise

Emily Yeardley
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In the decision of City of York Council v Grosset the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld a claim for disability discrimination despite the fact that the employer was not aware of the disability at the time the discrimination took place.  ...

Supreme Court dismisses appeal against Plumber's worker status

Emily Yeardley
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On 13 th June 2018 the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by Pimlico Plumbers and upheld rulings (by the Employment Tribunal, the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal) that a plumber was a worker for the purposes of the Employment Rights Act...

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