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No 5 Chambers

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Sports employment contracts and restraint of trade

United Kingdom - September 18 2012 Rupert Beloff considers whether contractual terms restricting players from participating in their chosen sport are enforceable at law

‘Elective’ theory triumphs in the Supreme Court

United Kingdom - January 4 2013 By a majority of 4 to1, in Societe Generale, London Branch v Geys the Supreme Court confirms that an employment contract, like any other contract, only

Should parties be allowed to choose the faith of their arbitrators?

United Kingdom - December 28 2012 When the parties in Jivraj v Hashwani 2010 EWCA Civ 712 included an arbitration clause in their joint venture agreement, it’s safe to say that neither

Restrictive covenants and promotions

United Kingdom - December 28 2012 In Patsystems v Neilly 2012 IRLR 979 the High Court rules that a statement in a letter to the effect that “I agree to the variation of my termswhich are

Regulation 11 TUPE - notification of employee liability information

United Kingdom - September 18 2012 An interesting Employment Tribunal case that I was involved in for two days before East London Tribunal recently concerned liability and quantum pursuant to Regulations 11 and 12 TUPE Regulations 2006

The professional duties of financial advisers

United Kingdom - January 17 2013 I shall deal with only one category of financial adviser and will not attempt to deal with the myriad of individuals that may fall within the title

‘Elective’ theory triumphs in the Supreme Court

United Kingdom - January 4 2013 By a majority of 4 to1, in Societe Generale, London Branch v Geys the Supreme Court confirms that an employment contract, like any other contract, only

A summary of Sheibani v Elan

United Kingdom - December 28 2012 Russell Holland looks at the recent case of Sheibani v Elan and the interplay between a fair hearing and illegality. In Sheibani v Elan & Co LLP

Should parties be allowed to choose the faith of their arbitrators?

United Kingdom - December 28 2012 When the parties in Jivraj v Hashwani 2010 EWCA Civ 712 included an arbitration clause in their joint venture agreement, it’s safe to say that neither

An uncommon yet continuing issue... compliance with the now repealed requirements of schedule 2 of the Employment Act 2002

United Kingdom - December 28 2012 The provisions of schedule 2 of the Employment Act 2002 are unlikely to be at the fore of many readers' minds but there do remain a handful of cases in