Competition Law aspects of Commercial Agreements – price relationship agreements and changes to calculation of penalties

In April 2010, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) announced that it had imposed a record total fine of £225 million on two tobacco manufacturers and 10 retailers for competition...


No “Double Jeopardy” Protection For Employees In Extreme Cases

Circumstances may arise where an employer wishes to revisit the disciplinary sanction applied against an employee.  A recently reported case has stated that a dismissal arising from repeated disciplinary proceedings...


Derby University Students Face HIV Risk Due To Possible Health Centre Blunder

It has been reported that an investigation has been commenced by NHS England into possible “errors” with vaccinations and blood tests which were given to Derby University students between 2005...


Audio Recordings In Disciplinary Proceedings

What can you do if one of your employees tape records a meeting or disciplinary without asking or telling you first? With the increased amount of technological options for easy...


Early Conciliation Has Arrived!

Early conciliation through ACAS is due to become compulsory for anyone wishing to bring a tribunal claim. It is important that prospective claimants and respondents understand how early conciliation operates, and...


Shared Parental Leave And Pay

On 5 March 2014, the government published three sets of draft regulations setting out the new rules that will apply to employees expecting a baby on or after 5 April...


New Mesothelioma Act

The Mesothelioma Act 2014 has been introduced by the Government to offer compensation to sufferers of the disease who were diagnosed on or after 25th July 2012, who have not...


Challenges To Compensation For Cancer Battlers Exposed To Asbestos

When people talk about compensation claims, they are often referring to straightforward road traffic accident claims, where perhaps an individual has suffered whiplash, or where someone has tripped over in...


Examining the Examiners

Ofqual has published data showing that in 2013, 54,400 exam papers were re-marked for GCSE and A Level exams – nearly one fifth higher than the previous year. Criticism about...


Self Employed Can be Determined as Workers

Even though a person is unequivocally classified in their written contract as being in business on their own account, they could still be determined as a worker. This is significant...


Dealing With Flexible Working Requests – Solicitors Regulation Authority v Mitchell

From 30 June 2014, the right to request flexible working will be extended to any employee with 26 weeks’ continuous service, regardless of whether or not they have caring responsibilities....


Proposed Changes to Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Following the recommendations of the Law Commission, it is looking highly likely that Pre-Nuptial Agreements will be legally binding in the UK in the near future. The report being put...


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