Legal Updates

Employment Law Update - Effect of an appeal on dismissal


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


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


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

Refreshment - Spirited advertising


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


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

Refreshment - The new toilet law - a real inconvenience?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Employment Law Update - Acas Code and SOSR dismissals


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


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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