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Tort of inducement to breach of contract requires actual knowledge and an intention to interfere
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 23 2007

The House of Lords (HL) has delivered a significant decision on the scope of economic torts and, in particular, the distinction between the tort of procuring a breach of contract and the tort of unlawful interference


General counsel update - march 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
  • March 5 2015

Protecting your investments: further public consultation to be launched on Investment Protection in the USEU Free Trade Agreement


UK: holiday: employer appeals tribunal ruling that commission must be reflected in statutory holiday pay
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 7 2015

As expected, the employment tribunal in Lock v British Gas Trading has confirmed that words can be written into the Working Time Regulations to


Court of Appeal refuses to set aside settlement agreement despite new evidence of fraud
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 29 2015

The Court of Appeal has refused to set aside a settlement agreement on the basis of new evidence indicating that the claimant's case had been


UK: unfair dismissal: employers cannot rely on previous warning given in bad faith to justify dismissal
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 7 2015

Employers considering dismissal in reliance on a previous &8216;live' disciplinary warning should ensure that any allegations that the warning was


UK: whistleblowing: “public interest” requirement is low hurdle for workers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 7 2015

Whistleblowing law was amended in June 2013 to make protection conditional on the worker holding a reasonable belief that disclosure was in the


Changes to employment tribunal process 2013: what you need to know
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 25 2013

New Employment Tribunal rules come into force on 29 July 2013. Employers need to be aware of some important changes, which will affect how claims are


UK: industrial action: UK prohibition on secondary action upheld; independent review of law
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 9 2014

Employers will welcome news that secondary industrial action, or 'sympathy strikes', remains unlawful despite the RMT's challenge before the European


ADR practical guide no. 7: mediating employment and workplace disputes
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 22 2015

This is the seventh in our series of ADR practical guides, designed to provide clients with essential practical guidance on various processes falling


Disciplinary rules: defining minor misconduct as gross misconduct will not make dismissal fair
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 5 2010

Setting out examples of acts which employers consider to be gross misconduct (as recommended by the 2009 Acas Code) can be helpful when it comes to justifying dismissal for such acts, but it is not the whole story