Monthly Archives: March 2016

Dream Team: Are our young talents simply playing fantasy football?

At the top end of football and rugby, salaries are on the climb due to lucrative TV deals and profitable club sponsorship. In fact, where fast cars, flashy lifestyles and eye watering salaries appear the norm, it may come as … Continue reading

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It’s Good to Talk

Litigation is an expensive process which is why the courts encourage parties to try to settle their disputes.  The Civil Procedure Rules (the court procedural rules that govern civil cases) set out the steps which the parties must take before … Continue reading

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Working the Crowd

You would have to have been living under a rock to not know about the reaction to Jeremy Hunt’s proposed new contracts for junior doctors.  Following protests, strikes, widespread publicity and social media campaigns, the junior doctors have now made … Continue reading

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Childcare vouchers – no longer child’s play

The position taken by HMRC that an employer must continue to provide childcare vouchers as part of a salary sacrifice scheme during an employee’s maternity leave has been challenged by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the recent case of … Continue reading

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Trunkis and Kiddees – Design Rights in the Supreme Court

A court decision which has been described as bewildering, devastating and bringing about a ‘huge wave of uncertainty’ probably makes sense after all, to lawyers anyway. If you have been in an airport recently you will have seen small children … Continue reading

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Lock, stock and holiday pay to include commission

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has upheld the finding of the employment tribunal in the case of Lock v British Gas Trading Limited that the Working Time Regulations 1998 (“WTR”) can and should be read to require employers to include … Continue reading

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Modernising Divorce – Calls for “no fault” divorce reform

Divorce is common in the UK with almost half of all marriages sadly ending in divorce. Many people no longer see marriage as a life time commitment. Couples are often keen to finalise a quick divorce and settlement of finances … Continue reading

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Leeds United – Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it

Last week Leeds United announced a ‘significant’ improvement in its finances, despite a fall in turnover to £24.4m, down from £25.3m. The overall losses at the Whites were reduced significantly from £22.9m in its 2014 financial year to £2m. The … Continue reading

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Paying the penalty

English law is traditionally very clear on penalty clauses – where a claimant is seeking a financial payment from the defendant that is over and above the actual loss the claimant has suffered the law will not allow recovery of … Continue reading

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