Articles - DAC Beachcroft

Articles

April 2019

Have the boundaries of vicarious liability been defined further?

Have the boundaries of vicarious liability been defined further?

The question of when businesses are and not vicariously liable for the actions of their employees and other people has been considered by the Courts i ...

Real Estate M&A

Real Estate M&A

Our Corporate Real Estate Group's article on Real Estate M&A in the United Kingdom is available to read.  

Boost for retirement housing supply

Boost for retirement housing supply

The Government has now responded to the Law Commission’s recommendations on event fees in retirement properties, confirming that it will enact the Law ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Have your say – RICS Code for leasing  business premises in England and Wales

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Have your say – RICS Code for leasing business premises in England and Wales

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has prepared the Professional Statement: Code for Leasing Business Premises, 1st edition. This is ...

Employment Matters - April 2019

Employment Matters - April 2019

DAC Beachcroft's Employment Matters focuses on some of the most interesting cases and events occurring within the Employment Law sector.

Suspension: The suspension of a teacher in anticipation of a misconduct investigation was not a breach of trust and confidence.

Suspension: The suspension of a teacher in anticipation of a misconduct investigation was not a breach of trust and confidence.

An employer had reasonable and proper cause to suspend a teacher: necessity is not the correct test.

Suspension and Internal Process: Continuing with internal process before conclusion of criminal proceedings not a breach of contract but suspending a Doctor without pay was.

Suspension and Internal Process: Continuing with internal process before conclusion of criminal proceedings not a breach of contract but suspending a Doctor without pay was.

An NHS employer was entitled to progress internal hearings concerning a doctor although a criminal trial on similar issues was awaited. However, the e ...

Disciplinary Discrimination: No discrimination where an employee mistakenly believes that following an instruction would exacerbate her disability

Disciplinary Discrimination: No discrimination where an employee mistakenly believes that following an instruction would exacerbate her disability

A disciplinary warning for refusal to comply with an instruction was not unfavourable treatment arising because of a disability where the refusal was ...

Disability Discrimination: Reasonable adjustments and dedicated parking spaces.

Disability Discrimination: Reasonable adjustments and dedicated parking spaces.

An employment tribunal was wrong in its approach to reasonable adjustments when considering whether a disabled employee should have been offered a ded ...

Discrimination: Disciplinary proceedings and unconscious bias

Discrimination: Disciplinary proceedings and unconscious bias

A gay headteacher was constructively dismissed because of a flawed disciplinary investigation into his private life. The way in which the investigatin ...