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Freight cargo customers seek remedies from the UK High Court

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 30 2008

A US-based law firm has initiated a representative action before the UK High Court against British Airways on behalf of indirect and direct purchasers of air cargo services that suffered losses as a result of the airline’s role in a price-fixing cartel

Advocate General rejects Heyday’s challenge

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 30 2008

On 23 September the Advocate General in the Heyday appeal said that having a mandatory retirement age is not of itself a breach of European law, but made it clear that any mandatory retirement age still has to be justified

Letters of intent and heads of terms binding or not binding?

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 31 2008

Letters of intent (also known as heads of terms or memoranda of understanding) are commonly used in commercial transactions

Residence: more judicial guidance on residence

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 30 2008

It is the most supreme irony that the only reported case in recent years in which a taxpayer has succeeded in a claim to have become nonresident is the case of Grace v HMRC in which the taxpayer represented himself

It’s not what you do, it’s the why that you do it

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 15 2007

Section 188 Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 provides that where an employer is proposing to make 20 or more employees at one establishment redundant within a period of 90 days or less, it has to consult collectively about the dismissals, including as to ways of avoiding them

Delay in holding an appeal hearing may give rise to finding of automatically unfair dismissal

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 20 2007

In Wilmot, Wilmot and Patel v Selvarajam, the employer argued that a dismissal was not automatically unfair simply because of a four-month delay in holding the appeal, where it had completed the statutory dismissal procedure

Rolled-up holiday pay may be offset against holiday pay

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 20 2007

In Lyddon v Englefield Brickwork Ltd, an employee who was paid rolled-up holiday pay sought to claim unpaid holiday pay from his employer on termination

ECJ case watch

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • European Union, Spain, United Kingdom
  • -
  • December 4 2007

It looks as though the UK’s mandatory retirement age of 65 and the duty-to-consider procedure under the Age Regulations are set to stay (at least for now) following the European Court of Justice’s judgment in the Spanish age discrimination case of Palacios v Cortefiel Servicios SA

Employers now required to consult with employee representatives about reasons for business closures if collective redundancies are likely

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 20 2007

It is established law that employers must consult with employee representatives when 20 or more employees are being made redundant at one establishment within a 90-day period

Freshfields wins age discrimination case

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 20 2007

Magic circle firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has won the high-profile age discrimination case brought against it by former partner Peter Bloxham