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Lucy Bone appointed as Special Adviser to the Equality and Diversity Committee of the BSB
We are delighted to announce Lucy Bone's appointment with effect from March 2015
Added: 23.03.2015   |  Tags:  News
Littleton cyclists raise money for the Jeremy McMullen Memorial Fund
In order to raise money for the Jeremy McMullen Memorial Fund a team from Littleton Chambers will be completing the London Cycle Sportive on 10 May 2015. This is a bike ride of varying distances – the longest route is over 100 miles – starting from Dulwich Park, taking in the Surrey Hills and concluding with a lap of the historic Herne Hill Velodrome. Completing the Sportive will prove a challenge
Added: 18.03.2015   |  Tags:  News
Katherine Apps and Laura McNair-Wilson appointed to the EHRC’s new panel of Counsel
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has announced the appointment of new legal counsel to the panel it calls on for advice and representation.We are delighted that Katherine Apps and Laura McNair-Wilson have been appointed to this panel.
Added: 04.03.2015   |  Tags:  News
Michael Duggan QC Appointed to Bar Council Equality, Diversity and Social Mobility Committee
Michael was elected a member of the Bar Council with effect from January 2015. He has a particular specialism in Equality and Discrimination Law in his practice which he hopes to put to good use as a member of the committee.
Added: 02.03.2015   |  Tags:  News  Equality & Descrimination
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Smith v Carillion JM Limited: employment contracts still safe in their common law harbour
Do ordinary contractual principles apply to employment contracts? Jeremy Lewis discusses further, in light of the recent judgment in Smith v Carillion JM Ltd which confirmed the approach to implying employment contracts in a tripartite relationship.
Added: 26.03.2015   |  Tags:  Comments  Cases  Employment Law
Supreme Court rejects appeal on Sunrise Brokers Garden Leave Case
The Supreme Court refused permission to appeal in the case of Michael William Rodgers v Sunrise Brokers LLP [2015] IRLR 57, in which Michael Duggan QC acted for the successful employer. The Court of Appeal confirmed that it will not always be necessary to pay an employee who refuses to work during his notice period before injunctive relief can be obtained.
Added: 02.03.2015   |  Tags:  Cases  Employment Law
David Lascelles victorious in resisting US$31million summary judgment
Arab v Merchantbridge & Oths (2015) Commercial Court. David is acting for Mr Samir Arab in this commercial fraud dispute arising out of a joint venture relating to a valuable Iraqi telecoms licence.
Added: 11.02.2015   |  Tags:  Cases  Commercial Law
Nationality Discrimination and EU law judgment from the Court of Appeal
The Court of Appeal on 10 February 2015 has handed down judgment in the case of R (Sanneh) v SSWP and others [2015] EWCA Civ 49. These four conjoined appeals concerned the question of whether “Zambrano cares” are entitled to benefits in the UK on the same basis as EU citizens.
Added: 10.02.2015   |  Tags:  Cases  Equality & Descrimination  EU Law
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Smith v Carillion JM Limited: employment contracts still safe in their common law harbour
Do ordinary contractual principles apply to employment contracts? Jeremy Lewis discusses further, in light of the recent judgment in Smith v Carillion JM Ltd which confirmed the approach to implying employment contracts in a tripartite relationship.
Added: 26.03.2015   |  Tags:  Comments  Cases  Employment Law
Deer v University of Oxford: View from Littleton
Detriment is a concept that plays an important role in employment law. What might constitute a detriment was a central theme in Deer v University of Oxford and Mark Humphreys considers this in our monthly column for Tolleys Employment Law Newsletter
Added: 17.03.2015   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law  Articles
Getting to grips with the holiday pay conundrum
Adam Solomon and Sophia Berry throw the spotlight on the Bear Scotland litigation in the context of other decisions on holiday pay and consider its implications in an article for Tolley's Employment Law Newsletter.
Added: 17.03.2015   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law  Articles
John Mehrzad interviewed by Al-Jazeera on Sauber/Van de Gerde F1 ruling
John Mehrzad speaks to Al-Jazeera on the Sauber/Van de Gerde F1 ruling.
Added: 12.03.2015   |  Tags:  Comments  Sports Law
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Deer v University of Oxford: View from Littleton
Detriment is a concept that plays an important role in employment law. What might constitute a detriment was a central theme in Deer v University of Oxford and Mark Humphreys considers this in our monthly column for Tolleys Employment Law Newsletter
Added: 17.03.2015   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law  Articles
Getting to grips with the holiday pay conundrum
Adam Solomon and Sophia Berry throw the spotlight on the Bear Scotland litigation in the context of other decisions on holiday pay and consider its implications in an article for Tolley's Employment Law Newsletter.
Added: 17.03.2015   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law  Articles
Compass Group Plc v Guardian News and Media Ltd: View from Littleton
Katherine Apps discusses when sensitive material in witness statements can and cannot be publicly reported in our monthly column for Tolleys Employment Law Newsletter.
Added: 18.02.2015   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law  Articles
The costs of complexity (revisited): A practical view from the Bar
In his monthly column for PLC James Bickford Smith considers again the Supreme Court's judgment in Coventry v Lawrence (No 2) [2014] UKSC 46. James assesses some of the key issues which have been debated since his initial analysis of the decision in October 2014, including the potential uncertainty for current funding arrangements that are not dependent on the Access to Justice Act 1999.
Added: 05.02.2015   |  Tags:  Comments  Articles
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