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Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements will apply to Singapore from 1 October 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, Singapore, United Kingdom
  • September 27 2016

The Convention aims to increase the effectiveness of jurisdiction clauses and make judgments obtained under those clauses easier to enforce


High Court upholds local authority approach towards securing best value and avoiding the procurement regulations when disposing of land for redevelopment
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 20 2016

A recent High Court ruling has clarified the extent of a local authority's obligations to obtain best consideration and to comply with public


English Court refuses to allow challenge to arbitral award to be discontinued
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 19 2016

The English Court has recently held that a party will not be able to discontinue appeal proceedings challenging an arbitral award in circumstances


UK: Headscarf bans - conflicting opinions from EU Advocate-Generals create uncertainty
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 14 2016

Our last e-bulletin reported the controversial opinion of the Advocate-General in Achbita v G4S Secure Solutions that a ban on all visible signs of


UK: Statutory holiday - rights during garden leaveother leave and pay
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 14 2016

The ECJ has ruled that workers placed on garden leave are not entitled under EU law to pay in lieu of unused holiday they could have taken during the


UK: Protected settlement discussions - first EAT ruling
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 14 2016

From July 2013 evidence of pre-termination negotiations has been inadmissible in ordinary unfair dismissal claims (see here for further details). This


Limits to HR role in disciplinary investigations confirmed
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 14 2016

Following the decision in Ramphal, a further EAT ruling has reiterated the importance of confining HR's role in disciplinary proceedings to one of


Employers could face whistleblowing liability despite decision-maker’s ignorance of protected disclosure, and for claims from agency workers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 14 2016

The EAT has confirmed that the reason for a dismissal can be the employee's whistleblowing, even where the decision-maker is unaware of this, if


UK: Disability duty to make reasonable adjustments - employers may need to consider pay protection when moving employees to different roles
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 14 2016

Where an employee is unable to continue in their original role due to disability, it may be a reasonable adjustment both to move them to a new role


No implied obligation of good faith in exercising contractual right of termination
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 12 2016

The High Court has again considered the circumstances in which a duty of good faith will be implied into a contract, rejecting an argument that a