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OFT consults on proposed scope of market study into equity underwriting

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 30 2010

On 10 June 2010, the Office of Fair Trading announced that it plans to undertake a market study into equity underwriting and associated services

Duty to make reasonable adjustments

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 17 2009

The EAT has confirmed, in Eastern and Coastal Kent v PCT v Grey, that an employer is only exempt from the duty to make reasonable adjustments if each of the four elements of the test set out in the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) is satisfied

Dismissal decision taken in the absence of employees was fair

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 10 2010

In Bashir v Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, the EAT has held that the claimants' dismissal was fair, notwithstanding that the decision to dismiss had been taken in their absence

ACAS discussion paper on Agency Workers' Directive

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • August 13 2009

Employers will be aware of the Government consultation on the implementation of the Agency Workers' Directive in the UK which closed on 31 July 2009

Funding legal education for the public

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • May 2 2011

The Scottish courts have been subject to a wide ranging review with the "Scottish Civil Courts Review" (the "Gill Review") in September 2009

DECC's response to the consultation on the proposed offshore carbon dioxide storage licensing regime

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 7 2010

On 27 August 2010 the Department of Energy & Climate Change ("DECC") published a response to the September 2009 consultation on the proposed offshore carbon dioxide storage licensing regime

Age discrimination showing justification

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 1 2007

In this high profile case a former partner claimed age discrimination against City law firm Freshfields in relation to changes to their retirement arrangements

Costs awards in employment tribunals

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 17 2011

Although costs orders are becoming more common, they are still very much the exception rather than the rule in employment tribunal proceedings

Expiry of fixed term contract does not trigger collective consultation duty

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 12 2012

In a welcome decision for employers, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held in The University of Stirling v University College Union that the expiry of a fixed term contract is not a “redundancy dismissal” for the purposes of the obligation to collectively consult

Round two for the right to roam privacy exemption

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 29 2008

In a previous issue we commented on the case of Mrs Ann Gloag v Perth and Kinross Council and The Ramblers Association, which concerned the "right to roam" legislation and the conflict between the rights of access takers and landowners' rights to privacy and security