Legal Updates

Employment Law - Type 2 diabetes not a ‘disability’


The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has recently decided that an employee whose Type 2 diabetes was controlled by diet was not disabled within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010.

A boat with a view?


Richard Eaton and Laura Tanguay have enjoyed recent success in helping a client to obtain registered title to a previously unregistered section of river bed

Does conclusive really mean conclusive in construction contracts?


Those with knowledge of the JCT standard form of contract will be aware that it contains provisions for the issue of a final certificate.

National minimum wage – latest developments


The Government has announced that it is increasing the adult rate of the national minimum wage (NMW) to £6.70 per hour for workers aged 21 and over.

New CDM Regulations – the time is nigh


Time will be called on the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 on Monday

STOP PRESS: Latest holiday pay decision


Statutory holiday pay should be calculated to include payments of commission earned by the employee in the performance of his duties as a sales person

Immigration Update - March 2015


In the last month the Government has laid several sets of changes to the Immigration Rules, with the majority of changes taking effect from 6 April 2015.

Employment Law - Quick fire!


Latest employment law news.

Employment Law - Constructive knowledge of a disability


An employer is under a duty to make reasonable adjustments if it has either actual or constructive knowledge of an employee’s disability.

Employment Law - Single employee was an 'organised grouping'


The Court of Appeal has recently held that a single employee was an ‘organised grouping of employees’ for the purpose of a service provision change under TUPE.

Employment Law - Bonus scheme discriminated against disabled employees


The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that a bonus scheme excluding employees who had received a warning for high levels of sickness absence amounted to discrimination arising from disability.

Employment Law - Variation of contractual terms


The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has recently decided two cases concerning the exercise of contractual variation clauses.

Divorce: To add back or not to add back, that is the question


Family lawyers often have to deal with claims that one or other party has wasted money deliberately during the divorce process.

Uncertain future for tribunal fees


The CIPD has published the results of its recent survey

Are you ‘fattist’?


The recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling in Karsten Kaltoft v Kommunernes Landsforening appears to have expanded the protection afforded by the Equality Act 2010 to include in certain circumstances protection for obese employees.

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