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'Good faith' in commercial agreements: the Yam Seng decision takes root

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 25 2014

'Good faith' principles continue to take root in English Commercial Law. A year ago, High Court judge Mr Justice Leggatt issued a milestone judgment

Broadcasting: post-Murphy: the territorial TV sports licensing landscape

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • July 15 2014

This article looks at the impact the European Commission inquiry into TV licensing arrangements with Hollywood film studios could have on sport's TV

Balancing employer’s duties with employee’s rights

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 1 2014

In AB v A Chief Constable, the High Court considered a case where, when giving a reference, the police force in question ('the old employer') had

Pay deduction for failure to work notice period was enforceable

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 1 2014

In Yizhen Li v First Marine Solutions, the EAT considered whether a clause in an employment contract allowing the employer to deduct a month's salary

No failure to make adjustments ‘by association’

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 1 2014

In Hainsworth v Ministry of Defence, the Court of Appeal considered an employee who was not herself disabled, but who had a daughter with Down's

TUPE transfer after share purchase

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 16 2014

In Jackson Lloyd and Mears v Smith and others, the EAT had to decide whether there was a TUPE transfer when - One company (ML) had purchased 100 of

Injunction - to compel performance of an employment contract?

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 16 2014

The case of Ashworth v Royal National Theatre was unusual in that the claimants were professional musicians working on the long-running play 'War

Restrictive covenants - in agreement for sale of business goodwill

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 16 2014

In Merlin Financial Consultants v Cooper, the claimant company successfully claimed that a restrictive covenant was enforceable and was awarded

Unfair dismissal compensation - deductions allowed

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 16 2014

In Frith Accountants v Law, the EAT considered the case of an employee who had resigned and successfully claimed constructive dismissal. Her employer

Landmark win for Actavis in multi-jurisdictional patent action

  • Bird & Bird
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • May 15 2014

Judgment was handed down today in the long-running patent case between Actavis and Eli Lilly in relation to the anti-cancer drug pemetrexed disodium