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As part of our commitment to keeping our clients and contacts abreast of the latest developments in the law, we regularly produce legal briefings, newsletters, articles and brochures on a broad range of legal topics and commercial issues.

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Removal of PHI benefits at age 55 was age discrimination

An Employment Tribunal has found that stopping PHI benefits when an employee reached 55 because of the eligibility criteria under the scheme’s rules amounted to direct and indirect age discrimination.

5 Feb 2014
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Commission proposes changes to whistleblowing regime

The Whistleblowing Commission, which was set up by the charity Public Concern at Work, has published its report on the effectiveness of existing arrangements for workplace whistleblowing in the UK.

5 Feb 2014
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Dismissals by Crystal Palace FC administrator were not automatically unfair

A dismissal will be automatically unfair if the sole or principal reason for it is either a TUPE transfer, or a reason connected with the TUPE transfer which is not an economic, technical or organisational (ETO) reason entailing changes in... Read more

5 Feb 2014
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Court provides guidance on TUPE “task of short term duration” exception

Although TUPE will usually apply to a service provision change, it will not apply where a client intends that the transferring activities will be carried out “in connection with a single specific event or task of short term duration”

5 Feb 2014
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High Court enforces 12 month garden leave clause

In J M Finn & Co Ltd v Holliday, the High Court granted an injunction to enforce a garden leave clause in a stockbroker’s employment contract for his entire 12 month notice period.

5 Feb 2014
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Procuring office stationery, exit offer for an Angel and a large scale M&A – what do they all have in common?

Monday 13 January 2014 was described as ‘Mega Monday’ following the announcement of $100bn worth of takeovers around the world in just one day. It’s a far cry from ‘Blue Monday’ the most depressing day of the year just a... Read more

4 Feb 2014
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Wills: mistakes are easily made (part 1)

There are various good reasons for making a Will. Following a recent case the importance of ensuring that any Will is carefully worded has been greatly reinforced.

30 Jan 2014
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Lessons in Licensing – Argos supplier KMS goes into administration

Press reports of the imminent collapse of hardware firm KMS – which would lead to the loss of around 70 jobs – provide a salutary reminder of the importance to businesses of ensuring that they actually have the right to... Read more

29 Jan 2014