Legal Updates

Stop Press: Trade Union Bill announced


The Government has announced a new Trade Union Bill

Cornerstone - Limitation and adjudication – a new era?


This is a story about deadlines. Most readers will be aware that the Limitation Act 1980 provides that no claim can be brought more than six years after the date on which a cause of action accrues (or 12 in the case of a deed).

Cornerstone - Payment provisions in construction contracts: you have been warned (again, and again, and again)


Late last year, in ISG v. Seevic [2014], the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) decided that in the absence of any payment and/or pay less notices, the sum applied for is deemed the agreed value of works.

Cornerstone: Estoppel and good faith in construction contracts: Stick to the contract, or face the consequences


In Mears v Shoreline Housing Partnership [2015] the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has provided a useful re-statement of the law in the area of estoppel.

STOP PRESS: Gender pay gap reporting


The Government has published its initial consultation on the introduction of mandatory gender pay gap reporting

Fly grazing and changes to the law


Fly grazing is the unlawful grazing of horses on public or private land without the owner’s permission.

The Family Business: We’ve always done it this way


With the advent of the digital revolution, and against the background of ever increasing competition in these times of economic austerity, many family businesses have taken steps to update their systems

The Family Business: We have told our daughter that the farm will be hers one day. She cannot rely on this, can she?


This was the situation faced by Mr and Mrs Davies. Their daughter worked on the farm and in 1985 they told her that the farm would be hers one day.

The Family Business: The Generation Game


Statistics show the likelihood of future generations being involved in a family business decreases with each generational layer and this can be avoided

STOP PRESS: Carry-over of holiday limited to 18 months


The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled in the case of Plumb v Duncan Print Group Limited

Employment Law Update - Are employees obliged to disclose misconduct?


In this case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) found that an employee was under no implied duty to disclose serious allegations of misconduct that arose at another college where he also worked.

Immigration Update - June 2015


In this month's update we consider the implications of the cap on Tier 2 visas being reached, a new Immigration Bill and the minimum income requirement.

Employment Law Update - Quick fire!


Latest employment law news.

Employment Law Update - Deduction of pay for strikers


The Court of Appeal has confirmed that an employer was entitled to deduct wages at a daily rate of 1/260 in respect of striking workers, representing the number of working days in the year.

Employment Law Update - Uniform policy did not discriminate on religious grounds


A requirement that the length of Muslim jilbab should not present a tripping hazard was not discriminatory on the grounds of religion or belief, according to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).

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