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David Reade QC appears in Court of Appeal in ratings appeal on the valuation of vacant office space
David Reade QC appeared in the Court of Appeal in the appeal of Newbiggin v SJ & J Monk. This was the Valuation Officer’s appeal against the decision of the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber).
Added: 05.02.2015   |  Tags:  News
Littleton responds to Abu Dhabi Employment Tribunal Consultation
Littleton’s Employment Group has responded to a consultation launched by the Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (‘ADGM’) on 6th January 2015. The Board is proposing to establish a statutory framework of employment rights and an Employment Tribunal within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Added: 05.02.2015   |  Tags:  News
Nicholas Siddall advises on UK distribution of the special edition of Charlie Hebdo
Nicholas was asked to address the lawfulness of an instruction to the employees of a national print distributor in circumstances where moral and security objections were raised as to the distribution of the magazine.
Added: 27.01.2015   |  Tags:  News  Employment Law
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
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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
Collective Redundancy- Uncertainty Drawing to a Close
On the 5th February 2015 AG delivered his opinion in Little and others v Bluebird UK Bidco 2 Ltd , Rabal Cañas v Nexea Gestión Documental SA and USDAW v Ethel Austin. Whilst the Judgment of the ECJ is now awaited there is considerable cause for employers to find comfort in the reasoning of the AG for the collective redundancy consultation in the UK.
Added: 10.02.2015   |  Tags:  Cases  Employment Law
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Premier League's solitary stance will not be enough to stop FIFA forcing them into line.
John Mehrzad in Daily Express “Exclusive” on Winter 2022 FIFA World Cup
Added: 25.02.2015   |  Tags:  Comments  Sports Law
All Quiet on the ET Front - meanwhile a consultation on postponements in the ET
It is eerily still and quiet in most ETs the country over but in the meantime the Coalition Government has something to keep us occupied: a consultation on postponements in the ET. Eleena Misra examines the proposals.
Added: 23.02.2015   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law
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 Review by Robert Francis QC into Whistleblowing in the NHS
Martin Fodder comments on the review by Robert Francis QC into whistleblowing in the NHS.
Added: 13.02.2015   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law  On Healthcare
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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
John Mehrzad blogs on Twitter “Guidance” for footballers for LawInSport.com
Following the recent first domestic appeal-level decision about workplace social media misconduct, Game Retail Limited v. Laws, in which John acted for the successful Respondent employer, he shares his thoughts on the issue of how clubs and governing bodies appropriately regulate footballers’ use of Twitter and how controversial tweets can affect the player-club employment relationship.
Added: 04.02.2015   |  Tags:  Comments  Sports Law  Articles
New Guidance on How Clubs Should Treat Social Media Misconduct by Footballers
Following the recent first domestic appeal-level decision about workplace social media misconduct, Game Retail Limited v. Laws, in which John acted for the successful Respondent employer, he shares his thoughts on the issue of how clubs and governing bodies appropriately regulate footballers’ use of Twitter and how controversial tweets can affect the player-club employment relationship.
Added: 03.02.2015   |  Tags:  Sports Law  On Sport  Articles
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