Legal Updates

Employment Law Update - Effect of an appeal on dismissal

19/08/2016

In this case, the EAT considered whether an employee had actually been dismissed, given that his appeal against dismissal was upheld.

Employment Law Update - protection under whistleblowing legislation

19/08/2016

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has clarified the meaning of ‘worker’ under the whistleblowing provisions of the Employment Rights Act 1996.

The limits of conditions and the perils of auto-responses

04/08/2016

Our latest legal update highlights two recent Court of Appeal decisions and their impact on planning law.

Refreshment - Spirited advertising

28/07/2016

Various adverts on the Facebook page of a gin retailer were recently the subject of an Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruling

Refreshment - It's all about buy-in

28/07/2016

As far as branding goes, fast food and coffee shops are hard to beat.

Refreshment - The new toilet law - a real inconvenience?

28/07/2016

The recent High Court ruling over two Greggs stores could see even the smallest of coffee shops and bakeries having to provide customer toilet facilities.

Refreshment - EU workers post-Brexit

28/07/2016

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) recently set out its priorities for Brexit in a letter to the Prime Minister.

Family mediation and other dispute resolution options

28/07/2016

A very welcome spotlight has been thrown on the world of family mediation thanks to the recent BBC three part documentary, “Mr v Mrs: Call the mediator."

Paying maintenance to an ex-spouse

28/07/2016

Paying maintenance to an ex-spouse has always been a controversial issue. There is a sense that the tide is turning in the courts...

Immigration Update - July 2016

27/07/2016

In this month's update: The implications of Brexit, prevention of illegal working, proposed extension of Gangmaster Licensing and the Equality Act

Employment Law Update - Quick fire! - July 2016

27/07/2016

The National Living Wage, the Government response to transgender equality report, Managing Older Workers and more are covered in this month's quick fire.

Employment Law Update - Carry forward of annual leave due to sickness

27/07/2016

The ECJ has ruled that a Polish worker, unable to take her scheduled holiday due to sickness absence, was entitled to carry it forward to the following year

Employment Law Update - Pre-termination discussions

27/07/2016

This article examines the first appellate judgment on ‘protected conversations’ under s111A Employment Rights Act 1996

Employment Law Update - Acas Code and SOSR dismissals

27/07/2016

In this decision, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) confirms that the Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures does not apply to dismissals for ‘some other substantial reason’

Employment Law Update - Acas Code only applies to ‘culpable conduct’ dismissals

27/07/2016

The Employment Appeal Tribunal confirmed the Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures only applies in 'culpable conduct dismissals

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