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January 2017

Legal advice privilege: lawyers' notes of investigatory meetings disclosable

Legal advice privilege: lawyers' notes of investigatory meetings disclosable

In this case, the High Court ruled that lawyers' notes of interviews with employees and ex-employees were not protected by legal advice privilege. The ...

Whistleblowing: identifying the "legal obligation"

Whistleblowing: identifying the "legal obligation"

In this case, the EAT held that a tribunal had erred in its approach to considering whether there had been a breach of a legal obligation. The facts M ...

Disability discrimination: work stress

Disability discrimination: work stress

In this case, the EAT provided guidance on when stress caused by difficulties at work may be a disability.   The facts Mr Herry was employed as a teac ...

Vicarious liability: employer was not liable for MD's assault on an employee

Vicarious liability: employer was not liable for MD's assault on an employee

An MD assaulted an employee at a drinking session after the Christmas party, and the employer was found by the High Court not to be vicariously liable ...

Challenges faced by Chile's aquaculture industry

Challenges faced by Chile's aquaculture industry

Chile is the second largest salmon producer after Norway. Last year it exported USD$4.5bn of farmed salmon on 800,000 tonnes of shipments. Most of the ...

Mexico's new Free Zones will generate business opportunities for the London insurance market

Mexico's new Free Zones will generate business opportunities for the London insurance market

In June 2016 Mexico enacted legislation enabling the establishment of free zones within ten of its least developed federal states ("the SEZ Scheme"). ...

Latest developments in Brazil

Latest developments in Brazil

Following Dilma Rouseff's impeachment last May, the Brazilian Congress, the Judiciary and the Executive have been embroiled in a three-way power strug ...

Latin America Quarterly Update January 2017

Latin America Quarterly Update January 2017

DAC Beachcroft's LatAm Quarterly Newsletter discusses topical news and issues in Latin America

Autonomous cars and personal injury claims

Autonomous cars and personal injury claims

Personal Injury analysis: Olya Melnitchouk, associate at DAC Beachcroft, and Peter Allchorne, partner at the firm, explain how automation technology o ...