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John Mehrzad on FIFA Presidential Elections
John Mehrzad is cited in Al Arabiya news commenting on the FIFA presidential elections.
Added: 26.01.2015   |  Tags:  News  Sports Law
Tory proposals for cap on redundancy payments in public sector, David Reade QC comments on Sky News
David Reade QC appears on Sky News commenting on the Conservative proposals for a cap on redundancy payments in the public sector.
Added: 05.01.2015   |  Tags:  News  Employment Law
John Mehrzad on Changes to Player Contracts at World Sports Law Report Conference
In a presentation given at the World Sports Law Report Player Contracts Conference in October 2014, John Mehrzad focussed on the changes in player contracts and the growing emphasis placed on performance targets.
Added: 09.12.2014   |  Tags:  News  Sports Law
“Mergers: Should we? Can we?” - Littleton Annual LLP Seminar 19th November 2014
“Mergers: Should we? Can we?” - Littleton Annual LLP seminar 19th November 2014
Added: 26.11.2014   |  Tags:  News  Employment Law
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Stuart Ritchie QC successful in Privy Council Jurisdiction Battle
Privy Council judgment handed down today clarifies the scope and ambit of the Court’s statutory powers to rectify a company’s register of members. It also provides a helpful and concise statement of the law concerning the ‘necessary and proper party’ gateway and appropriate forum.
Added: 21.01.2015   |  Tags:  Cases  Commercial Law
Reade and Quinn secure quashing of barrister’s disbarring order
Two Littleton barristers, David Reade QC and Chris Quinn, have successfully secured the overturning of an Order made by the Disciplinary Tribunal of the Inns of Court disbarring a barrister. It is believed to be the first time that such an appeal has succeeded in the Court of Appeal
Added: 20.01.2015   |  Tags:  Cases  Disciplinary & Regulatory
John Mehrzad on successful Twitter EAT Decision
The EAT has decided a workplace social media misconduct case, specifically concerning Twitter. Whilst it refused to set out ‘tick-box’ guidance, Game provides the proper approach to such cases and touches on factors that may be assessed when evaluating the reasonableness of disciplinary sanctions.
Added: 16.12.2014   |  Tags:  Cases  Employment Law
Win for Secretary of State in Independent Living Fund Equality Duty case
On 8 December 2014 Andrews J gave judgment in R(Aspinall, Pepper and formerly Bracking) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2014] EWHC 4134 rejecting the Claimants’ judicial review challenge to the decision to close the Independent Living Fund.
Added: 11.12.2014   |  Tags:  Cases  Common & Public
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Littleton Comment

Expat employees in the Tribunal: lessons from Lodge
For those of us peculiar enough to pay close regard to developments in the extra-territorial reach of domestic employment legislation, these have been exciting times. This article discusses lessons that can be learned from the recent EAT decision of Lodge v (1) Dignity & Choice in Dying (2) Compassion in Dying.
Added: 13.01.2015   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law
Regulating witness statements: A practical view from the Bar
In his monthly column for PLC, James Bickford Smith discusses recent judicial attempts to rein in witness statements that are perceived to be too long or to contain inadmissible or irrelevant material.
Added: 12.01.2015   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law  Articles
New Regulations on Working With Intermediaries - John Mehrzad writes for the World Sports Law Report
John Mehrzad writes about the new Regulations on Working With Intermediaries.
Added: 06.01.2015   |  Tags:  Comments  Sports Law  Articles
Tribunal fees deter four out of five employees pursuing claims
Employment tribunal fees have been branded "a barrier to justice", the high charges discouraging four out of five workers from pursuing claims against their employers, according to Citizens Advice. Read Damian Brown QC's comments in The Independent on Sunday: "Most of the profession believes access to justice should be free …"
Added: 23.12.2014   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law
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Regulating witness statements: A practical view from the Bar
In his monthly column for PLC, James Bickford Smith discusses recent judicial attempts to rein in witness statements that are perceived to be too long or to contain inadmissible or irrelevant material.
Added: 12.01.2015   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law  Articles
New Regulations on Working With Intermediaries - John Mehrzad writes for the World Sports Law Report
John Mehrzad writes about the new Regulations on Working With Intermediaries.
Added: 06.01.2015   |  Tags:  Comments  Sports Law  Articles
Vanessa Mae’s Winter Olympic Games Scandal – A Warning Shot to Sports Governing Bodies
When Vanessa Mae narrowly qualified to ski in the giant slalom at the XXII Olympic Winter Games, Sochi 2014, she described skiing at the Olympics as her “dream”. This blog addresses three areas: her ability to qualify, her alleged wrongdoing and the level of sanction and, finally, a look at the lessons which can be learned.
Added: 10.12.2014   |  Tags:  Comments  Sports Law  Articles
Management time: A practical view from the Bar
In his monthly column, James Bickford Smith discusses the themes emerging from recent decisions concerning the case management powers and supervisory jurisdiction of the courts.
Added: 05.12.2014   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law  Articles
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