Articles - DAC Beachcroft

Articles

2019

Broking risks in a hard and complex market

Broking risks in a hard and complex market

A significant contraction in capacity in certain commercial lines, together with hardening rates, may be stirring up a toxic cocktail of risks for com ...

Planning appeals - What you need to know since the Rosewell Review

Planning appeals - What you need to know since the Rosewell Review

The recommendations of the Rosewell Review were designed to reduce the time taken for a planning appeal to be heard at inquiry. The changes are radica ...

The implications of Net Zero by 2050 target on housebuilding in the UK

The implications of Net Zero by 2050 target on housebuilding in the UK

The Climate Change Act 2008, as amended in June 2019, stipulates that the UK must cut its carbon and greenhouse gas emissions by 100% by 2050. This ta ...

The importance of considering ‘setting’ in a heritage context

The importance of considering ‘setting’ in a heritage context

The National Planning Policy Framework (“NPPF”) provides guidance on when a planning proposal might cause harm to the significance of a heritage asset ...

General Election 2019: Possible employment law reform

General Election 2019: Possible employment law reform

With the UK general election fast approaching, we have summarised the key employment law policies put forward by the Conservatives and Labour parties ...

Confidentiality clauses: Evolving position

Confidentiality clauses: Evolving position

Ignited by the #MeToo movement, there continues to be significant interest around the topic of sexual harassment in the workplace and the use of non-d ...

Disability discrimination: Sickness absence triggers

Disability discrimination: Sickness absence triggers

An employer who did not adapt the sickness absence trigger point for a disabled employee failed to make reasonable adjustment.  

Automatically unfair dismissal: Should the motivation of anyone except for a decision maker be taken into account?

Automatically unfair dismissal: Should the motivation of anyone except for a decision maker be taken into account?

An employee was automatically unfairly dismissed because the investigation was driven by a manager who was motivated by resentment over his trade unio ...

Whistleblowing: Interim relief

Whistleblowing: Interim relief

An application for interim relief can be brought in a whistleblowing claim for unfair dismissal even where employment status is in dispute.  

Whistleblowing: Public interest test

Whistleblowing: Public interest test

A claimant must have the opportunity to give direct evidence about whether they had a subjective belief that they were acting in the public interest w ...