Employee Unfairly Dismissed For ‘Upset & Friction’ Caused By Implementing New Health & Safety Procedure

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that an employee dismissed for demoralising his work colleagues as a result of the way in which he was attempting to implement a...


Inquests For Stillbirths?

Inquest or no inquest? If a baby dies before 24 weeks of pregnancy, this is classed as a miscarriage. A baby born without signs of life after 24 weeks of...


Diverting A Footpath Under The Highways Act 1980

In the recent case of The Open Spaces Society v Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, the Court of Appeal considered the legitimacy of a footpath diversion...


Do Your Employees Work From Home In Their Own Time?

In a recent Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) case, it has been held that an employer is the owner of copyright in computer software created by one of its former...


Exclusion Clauses & Liability Caps When There Has Been A Deliberate, Wilful Or Fundamental Breach Of A Contract

In the recent case of Mott MacDonald Ltd v Trant Engineering Ltd [2021] EWHC 754 (TCC), the Technology & Construction Court had to consider whether an exclusion clause, liability cap...


Employee Dismissed From His Role Whilst Battling Cancer Awarded £2.5m By Employment Tribunal

A former employee at multinational engineering, procurement and construction company Kellog Brown & Root (KBR) has been awarded in excess of £2.5 million by an Employment Tribunal (ET). Mr D...


Bill & Melinda Gates’ Divorce – How To Have An Amicable Divorce

This week, Bill and Melinda Gates announced that they have filed for divorce after 27 years of marriage, with both of them saying “we no longer believe we can grow...


Capacity Challenge – Deathbed Gifts

Following the recent judgment in the case of Davey and another v Bailey and Another [2021] EWHC 445 (Ch), the Court showed how strictly it follows the requirements needed for...


Son Ordered To Pay His Mother £75m After Assisting His Russian Billionaire Father By Hiding Divorce Money

The other week, a High Court Judge ruled that the son of a Russian billionaire must pay his divorced mother £75 million after he helped his father hide money and...


Court Of Protection Rules That Protected Party May Be Accompanied To Visit A Sex Worker

A recent decision by Mr Justice Hayden has sparked some controversy as he ruled that Carers were permitted to accompany a Protected Party (an individual who lacks the capacity to...


Employee Holidays In 2021 – FAQs By Employers

Due to the continued impact of the coronavirus across the world, many employees may be unsure as to whether where and when they take their holidays during 2021, e.g. an...


Can A Charity Pay A Trustee?

The voluntary role of a Trustee for many charities is a vital role to enable the most important decisions to be made. The role of a Trustee does vary and...