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Increased protection for variable hour workers in 2019

Increased protection for variable hour workers in 2019

The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 has been enacted and has been described as one of the most significant pieces of employment legisla ...

Employers Liability claimant convicted for fraud

Employers Liability claimant convicted for fraud

Serial claimant in an Employer’s Liability action eventually pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud and sentenced to 300 hours community service, to re ...

The NHS Long Term Plan - Mental Health

The NHS Long Term Plan - Mental Health

Following on from our article on the legislative changes set out within the NHS Long Term Plan, here we consider the impact of the Plan on mental heal ...

UK anaerobic digestion readies for revival in 2019

UK anaerobic digestion readies for revival in 2019

Our partner, Warren Kemp and Senior Associate, Rachel Gibson share their views on how Anaerobic Digestion readies for revival in 2019.  

A substantial change to the law on false imprisonment - Parker v Chief Constable of Essex

A substantial change to the law on false imprisonment - Parker v Chief Constable of Essex

The Court of Appeal has handed down its judgment in the above claim, which is of considerable significance in relation to the level of damages payable ...

Is the service of medical evidence with proceedings mandatory?

Is the service of medical evidence with proceedings mandatory?

What are the consequences of a failure to serve medical evidence with the Particulars of Claim?  This question was considered by the High Court in its ...

The Hopkinson decision: Should W&I insurers take an interest in SPA notification provisions?

The Hopkinson decision: Should W&I insurers take an interest in SPA notification provisions?

Introduction Parties to Share Purchase Agreements (‘SPAs’) increasingly buy Warranty & Indemnity (‘W&I’) insurance, passing the risk of losses ...

Details matter; don’t set the proverbial hare running

Details matter; don’t set the proverbial hare running

This case provides a reminder to insurers, lawyers and experts that, as the Judge said ‘detail matters’ and care needs to be taken when gathering evid ...

National Minimum Wage: Consultation

National Minimum Wage: Consultation

The Government has launched a consultation on National Minimum Wage rules about salaried workers and the operation of salary sacrifice schemes. The co ...

Dismissal while on PHI benefit: Restriction on dismissing employee receiving long term disability benefits

Dismissal while on PHI benefit: Restriction on dismissing employee receiving long term disability benefits

The EAT has held that, given the drafting of a particular contract, a term should be implied to restrict the employer from dismissing an employee who ...