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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

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

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

Hong Kong family friendly bitesize

  • Mayer Brown JSM
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  • Hong Kong, United Kingdom
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  • January 15 2014

The last Bitesize considered the UK case of London Underground Ltd v. Edwards in which a small percentage of women could not comply with a new roster

“Battle of the forms” and offer and acceptance

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 26 2010

In "the battle of the forms", where, for instance, a purchaser's offer containing its terms is followed by the seller's acknowledgement containing its own terms, and is then followed by delivery, a contract on the seller's terms (other things being equal) will be the result

Associative disability discrimination claims can not be brought on the basis of a failure to make reasonable adjustments

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 28 2013

An employer had not failed to make reasonable adjustments in circumstances where those adjustments related to the disability of an employee’s

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

No contract but want to be paid? Quantum meruit can help, but you might be in for a surprise

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 21 2011

It’s the old story

When on-demand bonds won’t work...

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 21 2011

The good, or bad, thing about on-demand bonds, depending on whether you are a giver or receiver, is that they do what it says on the tin

Just how hard is it to exclude liability for negligence?

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 26 2013

Attempting to exclude liability for negligence may not be the best way to start a contractual relationship and it is certainly not the easiest. It is