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Treading the thin line between incompetence and discrimination
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • April 6 2017

In a boost to the cause of inept line management everywhere, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held last month that it is not permissible to extrapolate

Up a gum tree
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 1 2011

Liability for accidents caused by falling trees is not a new area of law.

Waiving and drowning: handling break notices with care
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • July 7 2011

In the current economic climate, making sure that a break option is effectively served is essential.

Scope of an employer’s knowledge when dismissing an employee
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • United Kingdom
  • March 10 2011

Exculpatory facts known by an employee's manager but not shared with the investigating manager do not make a subsequent dismissal unfair, provided the employer conducted a fair and thorough investigation.

Pensions Bill 2011 and phasing out the default retirement age
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2011

In this February edition of the Pensions E-Bulletin, we look at the key provisions of the Pensions Bill 2011, which began its journey through Parliament on 12 January 2011.

Disease brief - pleural plaques will Northern Ireland follow Scotland?
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2011

In these straightened times it seems remarkable that the Northern Ireland Assembly is considering taking the moral "high road" in relation to the Damages (Asbestos-related Conditions) Bill (NIA Bill 1010, to give it its formal title).

Procedure: limitation - AB and others v Ministry of Defence 19.11.10
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 10 2010

Between 1952 and 1958, the UK carried out a series of atmospheric tests of thermonuclear devices in the region of the Pacific Ocean.

Disability-related discrimination: Malcolm comparator test applies in employment cases
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 10 2010

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the narrow comparator test set down by the House of Lords in London Borough of Lewisham v Malcolm (2008) (a housing case) applies to employment cases of disability-related discrimination (Aylott v Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council).

Joint tenants can sever
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 31 2010

The High Court has held that the long established rule in Hammersmith v Monk (1992) - that one joint tenant can unilaterally terminate the joint tenancy by giving proper notice to quit on the landlord - is not incompatible with Article 8 of the Human Rights Act 1998 (right to respect for one's home).

Will limitation ever be easy?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 17 2010

Limitation in professional negligence cases has always been difficult, but especially so after the decision of the House of Lords in Law Society v Sephton.