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Employment round-up

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 30 2014

The EAT has held that an employee’s previous repudiatory breach of contract did not bar him from later claiming constructive dismissal. There were two

Liquidated damages pushing the boundaries

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 15 2014

In recent years liquidated damages have strayed beyond the typical delay and performance damages; they also appear in provisions that on their face do

Administration expenses: the next instalment

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 8 2014

The High Court has rejected the argument that amounts owing to British Gas Trading Ltd (BGT) under post-administration, deemed contracts for the

The increasing influence of good faith obligations

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 24 2013

The general position of good faith negotiations in English law is stated in Cobbe v. Yeoman's Row Management Limited 2006 EWCA Civ 1139. Under

Corporate governance and piercing the corporate veil Supreme Court rules to extend exceptions

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 12 2013

The Supreme Court's decision in the case of Petrodel v Prest, handed down today, marks a crucial shift in the extent to which the courts

Good faith is there a new implied duty in English contract law?

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 12 2013

English law does not currently recognise a universal implied duty on contracting parties to perform their obligations in good faith. This differs from

Adjudication award why the judge said he wouldn’t stay

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 29 2012

Adjudication awards must be honoured, in the short term, even if the losing party wants to go to litigation or arbitration to get a different result

Special offer - pay less for the same - but is it a binding contract?

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 11 2010

Just suppose a builder is pressurised to accept less, under its building contract, than it was entitled to receive

Hong Kong family friendly bitesize

  • Mayer Brown JSM
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  • Hong Kong, United Kingdom
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  • January 22 2014

We have already established that a refusal to permit an employee to work flexibly may be unlawful if the refusal cannot be justified (see our Bitesize

Cross-border issues and disputes: jurisdiction, forum selection and parallel proceedings; and governing law

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 25 2011

Permission to serve English proceedings out of the jurisdiction on a Russian Defendant had been correctly granted to a Cayman Claimant, and the proceedings should continue in the English Courts