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Concrete and sewers a real nuisance for contractors?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • May 29 2014

In the recent decision in the case of Northumbrian Water Limited ("NWL") v McAlpine Limited ("McAlpine") 2014, Moore-Bick LJ provided the leading


UK tax bulletin - May 2014
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • May 30 2014

It may be remembered that one of the changes in 2013 was a restriction to the deduction of liabilities for inheritance tax purposes. This issue seems


UK Supreme Court warns employers about dismissing employees in breach of contract
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • January 23 2013

In Société Générale, London Branch v Geys the Supreme Court has made it clear that employers need to be very careful


Further clarification from the EAT on accommodating religious requests
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • January 17 2013

The EAT ruled last week on whether an employer should have accommodated a Christian employee's request to not work on Sundays. It is easy to conclude


UK employers face confusion over criminal records
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • February 7 2013

The Court of Appeal ruled in R (T & others) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester & others last week that forcing would-be employees to disclose


Main residence relief
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • February 4 2013

The recent case of Ellis v HMRC was a bit odd. Mrs Ellis lived in a property in Horton and as she had another property which could also be described


In defence of incompetence in UK discrimination claims
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • September 24 2013

Back in 1997, a Mr Zafar sued Strathclyde Regional Council. He claimed in effect that the handling of his dismissal had been so botched that it


Ministry of Justice confirms that deferred prosecution agreements (“DPAs”) will be introduced in England and Wales
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • January 17 2013

On 23 October 2012, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) published its response to the consultation paper on DPAs, and confirmed that it will legislate to


New compensation limits from 1 February 2013
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • December 10 2012

The Government has announced the new limits on certain Employment Tribunal awards


Ignoring mediation offer in the UK leads to costs blow
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • October 30 2013

"Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer" said boxing great Muhammad Ali, but the Court of Appeal has this month delivered a robust