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Littleton is a leading employment and commercial chambers. Our highly regarded team of 51 barristers includes 11 silks, all of whom provide…
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Littleton Chambers | United Kingdom | 15 Apr 2021

Striking out: important practical guidance from the EAT

The scenario is a familiar one to respondent employment lawyers. A claimant, perhaps a litigant in person, presents an ET1 appending an…
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Littleton Chambers | United Kingdom | 15 Apr 2021

Witness statements in restrictive covenant cases

Is it enforceable? This is the initial question frequently asked of advisors when a dispute involving restrictive covenants looms. Skilled advisors…
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Littleton Chambers | United Kingdom | 14 Apr 2021

Civil Fraud Group Newsletter - April 2021

Our first case concerns the duty of care owed by a bank to protect its customers from fraud. Under the so-called Quincecare duty (Barclays Bank PLC v…
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Littleton Chambers | United Kingdom | 14 Apr 2021

I’ll Warrant You Not: Adam Solomon QC successful in summary judgment application for vendors in an SPA

In Arani & Ors v Cordic Group Ltd [2021] EWHC 829 (Comm), Adam Solomon QC represented the successful claimant vendors in an application for summary…
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Littleton Chambers | United Kingdom | 7 Apr 2021

(Mc)Tears for (TUPE) Fears: the Scottish EAT spices things up for the contracting industry

It has been a little while since a juicy service provision change case came along but McTear Contracts Ltd v Bennett & Ors ([2021] UKEAT 0023_19_2502…
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Littleton Chambers | United Kingdom | 7 Apr 2021

Summary Judgment and Striking Out Allegations of Civil Fraud - Foglia v Family Officer Ltd & Ors [2021] EWHC 650 (Comm)

Traditionally, claims against financial institutions involving allegations of fraud, LIBOR manipulation and unlawful means conspiracy have not been…
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Littleton Chambers | United Kingdom | 30 Mar 2021

Victory for the Claimants in Asda v Brierley [2021] UKSC 10 as Supreme Court rejects Asda’s appeal but Lady Arden judgment puts the celebrations on ice

The Claimants have won an initial battle in seeking to prove that they are entitled to Equal Pay but the decision of the Supreme Court makes it…
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Littleton Chambers | United Kingdom | 24 Mar 2021

Covid, the 2021 Olympics, and Athlete Selection

The announcement this weekend that Japan will ban foreign spectators from the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo is but the latest curiosity of the 32nd…
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Littleton Chambers | United Kingdom | 19 Mar 2021

Supreme Court finds for Royal Mencap in landmark case of Tomlinson-Blake v Royal Mencap on entitlement to Minimum Wage for sleep-in shifts

The Supreme Court today handed down its much-anticipated judgment in the case of Tomlinson-Blake v Royal Mencap Society which was heard in February…
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Littleton Chambers | United Kingdom | 17 Mar 2021

Fruit from a poisoned tree?: Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority v Azima [2021] EWCA Civ 349 and unlawfully obtained evidence

On 12 March, the Court of Appeal (Lewison, Asplin and Males LJJ) handed down their decision in Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority v Azima [2021]…
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