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Sports employment contracts and restraint of trade

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

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…

The professional duties of financial advisers

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…

When is it safe to rely on SOSR as a reason for dismissal? Is it safe to rely on SOSR when dismissing an employee who you have lost trust and confidence in?

December 28 2012 Richard Hignett considers the use of 'Some Other Substantial Reason' in dismissal cases Dismissal for 'Some Other Substantial Reason' is widely seen as an…

How loyal is an employee expected to be?

September 18 2012 In Ranson v Customer Systems plc [2012] EWCA Civ 841, the Court of Appeal considered the extent of loyalty owed by an employee. A number of important lessons emerge.

The professional duties of financial advisers

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

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…

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 compliance with the now repealed requirements of schedule 2 of the Employment Act 2002

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…

Restrictive covenants and promotions

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 terms…which are…

Is the UK government “the most family-friendly government in the world”?

December 28 2012 This is the title that the Government is striving to achieve according to its Response to the Consultation on Modern Workplaces, released on 13 November…