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Whiplash Reforms: The Accuracy of the Medical Evidence for Valuing OIC claims

Whiplash Reforms: The Accuracy of the Medical Evidence for Valuing OIC claims

With litigation arising from claims pursued via the Official Injury Claim (OIC) portal now well underway, there is one element that is taking centre s ...

Employment Matters - August 2022

Employment Matters - August 2022

It’s been a busy month. We have had the long awaited Supreme Court decision in the Harpur Trust v Brazel case. The Supreme Court decided that holiday ...

Employment Matters - August 2022

Employment Matters - August 2022

It’s been a busy month. We have had the long awaited Supreme Court decision in the Harpur Trust v Brazel case. The Supreme Court decided that holiday ...

Disability discrimination: Employee with long covid was disabled

Disability discrimination: Employee with long covid was disabled

An employment tribunal has held that an employee with symptoms of long covid was protected by disability discrimination legislation.  THE FACTS Mr bur ...

Whistleblowing: Whistle-blowers’ conduct was separable from the act of whistleblowing so her dismissal was fair

Whistleblowing: Whistle-blowers’ conduct was separable from the act of whistleblowing so her dismissal was fair

The Court of Appeal has upheld tribunal and EAT decisions that a whistle-blower who was dismissed for criticising a colleague when making a whistle-bl ...

Age discrimination: An employer did not subject an employee to age discrimination when his PHI benefits stopped when he was 65

Age discrimination: An employer did not subject an employee to age discrimination when his PHI benefits stopped when he was 65

The EAT has upheld an employment tribunal judgment that an employer did not subject an employee to direct age discrimination when his PHI benefits cea ...

PHI: Unambiguous contractual wording needed to limit entitlement to that being provided by insurer

PHI: Unambiguous contractual wording needed to limit entitlement to that being provided by insurer

The Court of Appeal has upheld an employment tribunal’s decision that an employer was required to make payments directly to the employee in respect of ...

Legislative reform: Private members’ bill may move the dial on neonatal care

Legislative reform: Private members’ bill may move the dial on neonatal care

A Private Members’ Bill has been passed backing legislation which will give up to 12 weeks paid neonatal leave to employees.

The Route To Net Zero For The Road Transport Industry

The Route To Net Zero For The Road Transport Industry

In July 2021 the UK Government released its ambitious Transport Decarbonisation Plan (‘TDP’) setting out its aim of reaching net zero by 2050. The UK’ ...

Pension Related Criminal Offences:  Impact on Lenders

Pension Related Criminal Offences: Impact on Lenders

Introduction The Pension Schemes Act 2021 (the “Act”), which became law on 11 February 2021, has changed the pensions landscape, including by extendin ...