Legal Updates

Employment Law - Constructive dismissal during sick leave?


An employee who had been absent on long term sick leave was not entitled to resign and claim constructive dismissal, according to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in a recent decision.

Employment Law - TUPE: Post-transfer appeal against dismissal


If an employee is dismissed prior to a TUPE transfer but their appeal is heard post-transfer, what happens to the individual’s employment? The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has considered this question in a recent case.

Employment Law - Dismissal for multiple reasons


The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has recently considered the correct approach to take when dealing with a dismissal resulting from the cumulative effect of a number of separate incidents.

Employment Law - A glimmer of light for employers on collective


The Advocate General has issued his opinion in the case of USDAW v Ethel Austin Ltd (in administration) and another, commonly known as the ‘Woolworths case’ (Case C-80/14), and other related cases.

Appeal Court Judge tells ex-wife to “get a job” in maintenance payment dispute


Oliver Gravell writes on a recent case regarding the ex-wife of a millionaire racehorse surgeon who has been told by a judge to “get a job”.

Crackdown on drug use and driving


As a result of research on the number of drivers who are potentially driving with controlled drugs in their system a new offence of driving or being in charge of a motor vehicle with an excess concentration of certain controlled drugs comes into force on 2 March 2015.

Tax issues associated with renewable energy developments


Farmers and landowners rely on the availability of Agricultural Property Relief (APR) and Business Property Relief (BPR) to exempt significant value of their estate from a charge to inheritance tax (IHT) on death.

The housing issue: which way will you be voting on 7 May 2015?


If you are looking to get onto the housing ladder, or are a developer of new homes, then who will you vote for?

STOP PRESS: A glimmer of light for employers on collective redundancy


The Advocate General has today issued his opinion in the case of USDAW v Ethel Austin Ltd

General Election 2015: employment law proposals


The three main political parties have already given an indication of their proposed changes to employment law should they win this year's election

Fighting for fairness in unique civil partnership divorce


A claim is currently before the courts which has been brought by the former partner of a millionaire property tycoon based on a premise that the tycoon misled her in relation to her financial assets.

Immigration Update - January 2015


Immigration update

Employment Law - Quick fire!


Latest employment law news

Employment Law - Fit for Work service guidance published


Guidance aimed at GPs, employers and employees has been published by the Department for Work and Pensions on the new Fit for Work service

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