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Successful appeals and the curious case of the vanishing dismissal

When an employer upholds an appeal against dismissal, what exactly does that mean? In a recent case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal gave further…

Ben Daniel
Ben Daniel Partner


Enforceability of restrictive covenants in sale agreements

When is a restriction too restrictive? A recent judgment found that non-compete covenants in a share sale agreement did not amount to a restraint of…

Claire Hollins
Claire Hollins Principal Associate


Employee shareholders and share buybacks

The Government is looking to make recruitment more attractive to small-medium sized businesses through the introduction of ‘employee shareholder’…

Haydn Rogan
Haydn Rogan Partner


No need for an Article 2 inquest - High Court overturns coroner's decision

In the recent case of Kent County Council, R (on the application of) v HM Coroner for the County of Kent (North-West District) & Ors [2012] EWHC…

Richard Jolly
Richard Jolly Partner


What evidence should we disclose to the Coroner?

Readers involved with the marshalling of evidence for inquests will be aware of the difficult judgments that this can involve.

David Lewis
David Lewis Senior Partner


Serious incident investigation reports and issues around disclosure

While internal investigations into serious incidents in a healthcare environment are now commonplace, there is no standard, agreed process within the…

Richard Jolly
Richard Jolly Partner


Waiting matters: Laytime exceptions under Sugar charterparty

In relation to delays in loading caused by the destruction of an intended loading berth, what approach will the courts take in construing an…

Michael Burns
Mike Burns Partner


“Retla” clauses and bills of lading: don’t mention the rust?

Further to Tokio Marine & Fire Insurance Co v Retla Steamship Co, there comes a decision interpreting the "Retla" when included in a bill of lading.

Phil James
Phil James Partner

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