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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


Round-up of UK employment law developments in July 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 6 2015

Employees unable or unwilling to take their 4 weeks’ EU-derived statutory holiday because of sickness absence continuing to the end of the leave year


UK: indirect discrimination: those who suffer alongside a disadvantaged group may bring claims
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 6 2015

The ECJ has ruled that the EU concept of indirect discrimination permits claims to be brought by individuals who are not actually part of the


Retention of title clauses
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 28 2013

It is common in construction projects for goods and materials to be present on site before incorporation in the Works and sometimes quite large


UK: discrimination arising from disability: ‘unfavourable treatment’ test does not require comparison
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 6 2015

The EAT has overturned a tribunal ruling that it was unlawful disability-related discrimination for an ill health early retirement pension to be based


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


Round-up of UK employment law developments in March 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 7 2015

The new shared parental leave and pay regime came into operation on 5 April 2015 (applying to parents of children expected to be born, or placed for


Keen v Commerzbank applied in another High Court bonus case
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 28 2007

You may remember Keen v Commerzbank AG, in which the Court of Appeal held that the Bank had not exercised its discretion in an irrational or perverse manner by awarding a bonus less than that advocated by Mr Keen's line manager in 2003 and 2004 nor by refusing to award a bonus in respect of 2005 (when Mr Keen was no longer employed by the Bank


Unlawful deduction from wages claim for bonus
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 6 2009

An employee may be able to bring a deduction of wages claim for non-payment of bonus, even if elements of the bonus appear to be discretionary


Trade union and industrial action briefing
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 4 2010

A union that endorses strike action must have followed the correct ballot requirements in order to avoid liability for inducing employees to breach their contracts during a strike