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UK: court decision discouraging stays or ‘windows’ in trial preparation to allow for ADR

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 13 2014

One way in which courts commonly encourage and facilitate the use of ADR in the context of litigation is to allow the litigants a pause in

UK Court of Appeal upholds forfeiture of claim due to reliance on fraudulent device

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 13 2014

In Versloot Dredging BV v HDI Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG (the DC Merwestone) 2014 EWCA Civ 1349, the English Court of Appeal considered the

UK: Tribunal breach of contract claims set-off defence available to employer as alternative to counterclaim

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 12 2014

The EAT has confirmed that an employer facing a breach of contract claim in the tribunal may be able to recover sums owed to it by the employee (eg

UK: shared parental leave further regulations and guidance

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 12 2014

BIS has published further sets of draft regulations connected with the new SPL regime, available here. These extend the regime to parents fostering

UK: discipline no breach of duty in instituting disciplinary proceedings where within range of reasonable responses

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 12 2014

Employers will not breach their duty of care by starting the disciplinary process where this is objectively within the range of reasonable responses

UK: constructive dismissal claim not prevented by employee’s prior repudiatory breach

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 12 2014

The EAT has ruled that an employee who has committed a prior repudiatory breach can still bring a constructive unfair dismissal claim, in this case

UK: termination employees can be held to notice period and need not be paid if they refuse to work

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 12 2014

The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court ruling that, if an employee leaves without giving contractual notice (save in constructive dismissal

UK: new publications employment status review, industrial disputes report, and guidance on BYOD, tax-free childcare and surveillance

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 12 2014

BIS has launched an employment review intended to "help clarify and potentially strengthen the employment status of up to a million British workers"

Mitchell decision considers court’s approach to admitting evidence of “similar facts”

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 11 2014

Parties to litigation sometimes wish to rely on evidence of similar but unconnected past incidents, arguing that what happened then is a good

Patent and pharma update

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 11 2014

Welcome to our new bi-monthly patent and pharma update in which we aim to alert you to significant recent developments in patent law and practice