Articles - DAC Beachcroft

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February 2019

Defendants are not obliged to make reasonable enquiries of third parties before making "non-admissions" in the Defence

Defendants are not obliged to make reasonable enquiries of third parties before making "non-admissions" in the Defence

The recent Court of Appeal decision in SPI North Limited v (1) Swiss Post International (UK) Limited (2) Asendia UK Limited [2019] EWCA Civ 7 is a hel ...

Charity Commission makes use of new regulatory powers

Charity Commission makes use of new regulatory powers

As charities will be aware, the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 made numerous amendments to the Charities Act 2011 (the “Act”) b ...

Claimant retains burden of proving negligence: trial judge’s decision a step too far

Claimant retains burden of proving negligence: trial judge’s decision a step too far

Where the Claimant alleges that an accident occurred due to a negligent failure to inspect or maintain equipment, does the fact that the Defendant hol ...

Introduction to Procurement Challenges - A Webinar

Introduction to Procurement Challenges - A Webinar

Tim Dennis, Senior Associate, hosts a webinar “Introduction to Procurement Challenges". 

Real Estate Tip of the Week: A Weather Warning for Landlords

Real Estate Tip of the Week: A Weather Warning for Landlords

There is a perception that owners and occupiers should not clear ice and snow from roads and footpaths outside their premises for fear of being sued. ...

Working Time: Calculation of holiday pay

Working Time: Calculation of holiday pay

The European Court of Justice considered whether a reduction of pay for statutory holiday to take into account periods on short time working breached ...

Immigration: January Developments

Immigration: January Developments

Settled status fees abolished, right to work checks go digital, and planning for a 'no deal' Brexit  

Discrimination:  Judges' and Firefighters' pension schemes

Discrimination: Judges' and Firefighters' pension schemes

In a landmark case, the Court of Appeal has held that the Government has discriminated against firefighters and judges in its changes to their pension ...

Whistleblowing: Is an employee complaint about defamation protected?

Whistleblowing: Is an employee complaint about defamation protected?

The EAT has held that a complaint about defamation is capable of being a qualifying disclosure, and the employee making the complaint might therefore ...

Discrimination: Burden of Proof

Discrimination: Burden of Proof

Court of Appeal overturns EAT burden of proof decision.