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UK Government Signals Preparations to Ratify the UPC Agreement Despite Brexit
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 1 2016

On 28 November 2016, the UK government issued a press release that, despite the UK’s leave from the EU, commonly known as “Brexit,” it still plans to


Costs not relevant to whether a Part 36 offer has been beaten
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 18 2016

The High Court recently held that costs do not fall to be taken into consideration in determining whether a judgment against a defendant is at least


No contract but want to be paid? Quantum meruit can help, but you might be in for a surprise
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 21 2011

It’s the old story


Variation - what's changed?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 24 2016

Variations are the field of many contractual battles and one key part of the solution is identifying the original scope of the works


Subject to contract - is that what you meant?
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 21 2011

When the Construction Act amendments come into force and “construction contracts” no longer have to be in writing, more arguments about whether or not there was a contract can be expected


Employment Legislation Timetable: 2015 -16 and future developments
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 23 2015

Where medical treatment is recommended to assist an employee who has been, or is likely to be, absent from work due to sickness or injury, the


The proper purpose rule and battles for control: the UK Supreme Court decision in Eclairs Group Ltd v JKX Oil & Gas plc and Glengary Overseas Ltd v JKX Oil & Gas plc
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 11 2015

The Supreme Court’s recent decision in the conjoined cases of Eclairs Group Ltd v JKX Oil & Gas plc and Glengary Overseas Ltd v JKX Oil & Gas plc


Subcontractor tort duties of care in respect of the works the jury’s still out
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 26 2010

The landmark case of Murphy v Brentwood D.C. decided that a builder with overall responsibility for constructing a building does not owe a duty of care to the building’s owners or occupiers with whom it has no contract, in respect of damage to the building itself (as distinct from injury to people or other property


Sick leave v annual leave: how to stop employees stringing you along
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 16 2009

Just as the dust was beginning to settle following the Stringer decision along comes the case of Pereda v Madrid Movilidad SA to cause yet more confusion to employers struggling to make sense of two European decisions that do not sit easily with the UK’s Working Time Regulations ("the Regulations"


Premier League copyright infringed but High Court calls time on anti-competitive contracts
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 8 2012

Following the recent landmark decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), the UK High Court has ruled that using decoder cards imported from other Member States to show live Premier League football matches in UK pubs constitutes a “communication to the public” and can give rise to copyright infringement of the “works” contained in those broadcasts