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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
Professor Erika Szyszczak involved in various presentations across Europe throughout November 2014
On 13 November 2014 Professor Erika Szyszczak gave a presentation at the Annual ERA Seminar on State Aid in Trier, Germany on the new Guidelines for State Aid for Energy Infrastructure and the recent European Commission Decision on the UK government guarantee and contract for difference to fund the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.
Added: 24.11.2014   |  Tags:  News
David Reade QC appears in the CJEU
David Reade QC appeared for Bluebird, trading as Bonmarche, in the conjoined hearing with the Woolworths litigation before the CJEU.
Added: 21.11.2014   |  Tags:  News
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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
Jeremy Lewis and Grahame Anderson represent Great Britain world champion swimmer in funding appeal
Jeremy Lewis and Grahame Anderson represented three time world champion and world record holding Great Britain swimmer Liam Tancock in an appeal under the auspices of the specialist sports dispute service Sport Resolutions UK in Liam’s appeal against British Swimming’s decision not to nominate him for continued funding under their World Class Performance Programme.
Added: 03.12.2014   |  Tags:  Cases  Sports Law
When will the court grant freezing orders in support of foreign proceedings?
Dispute Resolution analysis: in light of the recent Commercial Court decision in ICICI v Diminico, Andrew Harris and Duncan Hope, partners at DWF's Manchester office, and Adam Solomon and Nicholas Goodfellow, counsel at Littleton Chambers, analyse the English court's jurisdiction to grant freezing orders in aid of foreign proceedings.
Added: 13.11.2014   |  Tags:  Comments  Cases  Commercial Law
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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
Free movement of doctors in the NHS
In Kapenova v. Department of Health [2014] ICR 884, the first case of its kind in the health sector, the EAT has held that an entry criterion for the two year Foundation Programme for medicine graduates is a justified infringement of EU free movement rights.
Added: 11.12.2014   |  Tags:  Comments  On Employment
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
Signing a new contract does not mean restrictive covenants are binding absent proper consideration
Many large employers (particularly those who acquire other businesses over time) are faced with employees (often senior and important employees) on ‘old’ contracts with unenforceable, inappropriate or even no restrictive covenants. Quite aside from the potential difficulties posed by TUPE, remedying that problem often proves difficult in practice, and requires careful management.
Added: 08.12.2014   |  Tags:  Comments
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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
The Difficulties of Enforcing Gagging Clauses in Player Contracts
The Difficulties of Enforcing Gagging Clauses in Player Contracts
Added: 12.11.2014   |  Tags:  Comments  Sports Law  Articles
Litigation funding and third-party costs orders: A practical view from the Bar
James Bickford Smith considers the effects and scope of the recent decision in Excalibur Ventures LLC v Texas Keystone Inc and others.
Added: 11.11.2014   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law  Articles
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