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Partnership taxation a review of two aspects
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • June 27 2013

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is consulting on changes to two aspects of the tax rules for partnerships relating to disguised employment and profit and


Applications for interim relief in whistle-blowing claims
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • June 27 2013

Applications for interim relief under s.128 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 have always appeared particularly attractive to high-earners with


Termination date: employee must accept employers repudiation in order to terminate contract
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • January 15 2013

In the case of Societe Generale v Geys, the Supreme Court has overturned the Court of Appeal decision (which we reported on in May 2011) as to the


Victimisation: was offensive comment a 'protected disclosure' or racist act?
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • January 15 2013

The recent case of Pasab Ltd ta Jhoots Pharmacy v Woods demonstrates the difficulty of applying discrimination law in practice. At a formal meeting


Sud v London Borough of Ealing - Tribunal entitled to make 50 costs order
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • September 17 2013

In Sud v London Borough of Ealing, the Court of Appeal considered the case where a claimant was ordered to pay 50 of the respondent employer's legal


Covert surveillance of employee
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • July 23 2013

In Swansea v Gayle, the EAT were asked to consider the issue of an employee's right to privacy under the European Convention on Human Rights ("the


Collective consultation may be over whole business, not just one establishment
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • July 17 2013

The EAT's judgment in USDAW v Ethel Austin (in administration), re-writes s188 Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consultation) Act 1992 in order to


Restrictive covenants - in agreement for sale of business goodwill
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • 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
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Discrimination - liability for acts of agent
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • March 3 2014

In Kemeh v Ministry of Defence, the Court of Appeal (CA) considered the claim of an employee who was racially abused by an agency worker working at