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The Marathon decision - is it right that employees can unlawfully remove confidential documents and not pay damages?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 17 2017

The High Court has recently considered the approach to assessing "licence fee damages" in a claim against two former employees of Marathon Asset


UK: Court of Appeal rules on subject access requests
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 16 2017

HR practitioners know only too well what an effective weapon a subject access request (SAR) can be in the hands of an aggrieved employee or


Helping FMCG Businesses plan for a Post-Brexit future
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 8 2017

At present, the principal UK laws on product liability and safety are based on EU Directives which do not have direct effect in Member States (hence


Another successful challenge to jurisdiction of English court to hear claims against English domiciled parent companies in relation to acts of subsidiaries abroad
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Kenya, United Kingdom
  • March 8 2017

The High Court has struck out a claim against a UK incorporated parent company and set aside permission to serve a claim form out of the jurisdiction


UK: independent review recommends employers publish workforce data broken down by race and pay band
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 1 2017

The independent Baroness McGregor-Smith Review into race in the workplace was published on 28 February 2017. It sets out evidence that people from BME


UK: Supreme Court refuses to hear statutory holiday pay case
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 1 2017

The Supreme Court yesterday refused British Gas permission to appeal the Court of Appeal ruling that statutory holiday pay must include results-based


General Counsel Update - February 2017
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
  • March 1 2017

When we began analysing in depth the possibility of Britain exiting the European Union, 18 months prior to the June


Compliance check: Modern Slavery Act statement
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 28 2017

The UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Act) requires certain businesses to prepare and publish a slavery and trafficking statement for each financial year


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


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