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UK: latest judgment illustrating the limited scope for challenging an adjudicator’s decision

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 9 2014

It is well established that the courts will not review the merits of an adjudicator's decision and will only set aside such a decision in the

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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  • September 5 2014

Last year the Supreme Court ruled that, where an employer dismisses an employee with immediate effect in breach of the employment contract, the

UK: disciplinaries no right to increase sanction on appeal unless express provision

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 5 2014

An employer has no contractual right to increase a disciplinary sanction on appeal under a contractual disciplinary policy unless the policy

UK: Restrictive covenants Court of Appeal refuses to correct poor drafting

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 5 2014

A recent case highlights the importance of careful and tailored drafting of covenants. Read literally, a covenant prohibited an ex-employee from

UK: Court of Appeal overturns High Court’s decision to enforce a restrictive covenant despite obvious deficiencies in drafting

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 4 2014

We have previously written about a decision of the English High Court which upheld the terms of a restrictive covenant despite certain deficiencies

Round up of pensions developments: August 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 3 2014

In Thompson (PO-1203), the Deputy Pensions Ombudsman has not upheld a complaint by Mr Thompson, a member of the main scheme, the GE Pension Plan and

Multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses: agreement to negotiate to settle a dispute

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 2 2014

Multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses provide for several distinct stages in resolving disputes. They typically require the parties to first

High Court applies fraudiniquity exception to displace litigation privilege

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 1 2014

The High Court has held that certain communications between a client and lawyers during the course of proceedings were not protected by litigation

Round-up of UK employment law developments in JulyAugust 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • September 1 2014

The Advocate General of the ECJ has given his opinion rejecting the contention that EU law prohibits discrimination on the ground of obesity per se

UK Supreme Court to consider whether recoverable success fees ATE premiums breach Article 6 rights

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • August 29 2014

In a judgment handed down last Wednesday, 23 July, the Supreme Court said it was open to the Court to reconsider whether a claimant's right to