FCA Criticises Fund Managers In Open Letter

In an open letter to fund managers, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has criticised them for not delivering good value for money to investors due to conflicts of interest, liquidity...


Landlord’s Covenant For Quiet Enjoyment

In the commercial property dispute case of Jafari v Tareem Ltd, a tenant (Dr Jafari) sought damages from his landlord (Tareem Ltd) who he claimed breached the peaceful enjoyment covenant...


Philosophical Belief Discrimination

Is a belief that there are two biological sexes in humans, and that it is not possible for a human being to change sex, a ‘philosophical belief’ within the meaning...


Soldier Mistaken For Colleague Wins Race Discrimination Claim

A Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) soldier who was mistaken for a BAME colleague and given a poor performance appraisal as a result, has successfully presented a claim for...


“No Beards” Policy Amounted To Discrimination

In Sethi v Elements Personnel Services Ltd an Employment Tribunal held that a temporary work agency indirectly discriminated against a practising Sikh, when it refused to keep him on its...


Worker Status – Substitution Clause

A key consideration for Employment Tribunals in deciding whether someone is a worker or an employee is whether or not they can decide not to undertake the work themselves and...


Employee Fairly Dismissed For Failing To Disclose Child Protection Issue

Facts of the case The Claimant had been employed by the Probation Service as a Probationary Service Officer since 1994. In 2014, it was alleged that she had been violent...


Preventable Baby Deaths At East Kent NHS Foundation Trust Hospitals

A BBC investigation has found that at least seven baby deaths “could have been avoided” at East Kent NHS Foundation Trust hospitals since 2016, and has highlighted serious problems about...


‘Do I Have To Pay My Employee For A Mental Health Sick Day?’…And Other Common Asked Questions By Employers

Employers lost more than 17.5 million days in mental health sickness absence – according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The most up to date report showed that mental...


Estate Administration – Do I Need To Use A Local Professional?

It is often a misconception that when you are looking to appoint a professional person or company, such as a law firm, to manage and administer your estate after you...


Unsettled NHS Clinical Negligence Claims Estimated To Total £4.3 Billion In Legal Fees

Following a Freedom of Information (FoI) request by the BBC, it is being reported that NHS England will have to pay out an estimated £4.3 billion in legal fees for...


Sky v SkyKick – Opinion Could Have Serious Ramifications For All Trade Marks

On 16th October 2019, Advocate General Tanchev handed down his opinion in the on-going trade mark dispute between Sky (the digital and satellite television broadcaster) and SkyKick, a supplier of...