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Consultation on the relationship between courts and ADR in Europe
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 24 2017

A consultation has been launched "to consider the concerns that have arisen in Europe as a result of the exponential growth of numerous different


Court of Appeal gives further guidance on how jurisdiction rules apply in economic tort claim
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 24 2017

The Court of Appeal has held that the place of the event giving rise to damage in a claim alleging conspiracy to injure by unlawful means is where


The importance of consistency
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 22 2017

In a construction project, how a builder andor designer's potential liability is classified in the contract and technical documentation can be


BREXIT: charting a new course
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, Global, OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • February 21 2017

If 2016 ended with more questions than answers as to how Brexit would take shape, 2017 began with at least a little more clarity. Speeches delivered


High Court strikes out claims relating to the mis-selling of interest rate hedging products
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 20 2017

In a recent decision, Elite Property Holdings Ltd & Anor v. Barclays Bank plc 2016 EWHC 3294 (QB), the High Court struck out the majority of


UK: Disciplinary policies - employers should review provisions on expiry of warnings
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

Employers may wish to review their disciplinary and capability policies, in particular whether and when warnings are stated to expire and in what


UK: Jurisdiction - claims for EU-derived rights may only be brought in the UK if working within the EU
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

In Wittenberg v Sunset Personnel Services the EAT has reiterated its view, originally given in Hasan v Shell International (see our blog post), that


UK: Discipline - gross negligence can be gross misconduct justifying dismissal without notice in some circumstances
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

Employers may be entitled to summarily dismiss an employee for a grossly negligent failure to act, for example where the employee is senior and fails


UK: Legislative developments - tribunal fees
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

The Ministry of Justice has finally published its post-implementation review of the introduction of fees in the employment tribunals and EAT. The


UK: Disability-related discrimination - extra care needed when dismissing for misconduct
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

Employers should take extra care when disciplining a disabled employee for conduct which could be connected with the disability. In City of York