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|1 Mar 2013||A Word from the Editor - March 2013||Anna Henderson, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP||
Employment law seems to be all the rage these days. It may soon resume its place on the list of topics to be avoided in polite conversation but, for now, people’s appetite to discuss it is matched ...
|1 Mar 2013||Early conciliation and protected settlement discussions: resolution or confusion?||Camilla Palmer, Leigh Day & Co||
The New Year saw a raft of new proposals. The stated aim is to encourage early resolution, build on the existing flexibility of the labour market, but protect a strong system of employee rights. Th...
|1 Mar 2013||Discrimination against part-time judges removed||Camilla Palmer, Leigh Day & Co||
The Supreme Court has decided that it is unlawful to deny part-time, fee-paid judges a pension when their salaried colleagues, doing similar work, are ...
|1 Mar 2013||Flexible parental leave: radical new laws at a snail’s pace||Sam Mangwana, partner, Slater & Gordon (UK) LLP||
Overdue, slow to come in and more feeble than initially heralded it may be, but – finally – flexible parental leave in the UK really is on the cards. I...
|1 Mar 2013||Eweida & ors: what it means for religion||Thomas Cordrey, Devereux Chambers||
Four Christians, nine domestic judgments and 12 interveners before the ECtHR. The outcome? Three of the four applicants lost their cases. Playing a numbers game, the decision was a defeat for ...
|1 Mar 2013||The end of legal aid for most employment matters||John Wiggins, Mary Ward Legal Centre and Clare Fowler, Howells LLP||
On 1 April 2013, the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 removes new employment law cases in England and Wales from the scope of legal aid, except in relation to discrimi...
|1 Mar 2013||Service provision changes: clarity or confusion?||Sejal Raja, partner, RadcliffesLeBrasseur||
The service provision change test was introduced in 2006 to provide greater certainty about the application of TUPE to changes of contractor. A number of cases in the last half of 2012 raise t...
|1 Mar 2013||Summary dismissals and Pilons: the implications of Geys v Société Générale||Sinead Casey, Linklaters LLP||In Geys the Supreme Court ruled that a contract of employment continued until the employee received not only payment in lieu of notice but also clear notification that a Pilon had been made in exercis...|
|1 Mar 2013||Discrimination against volunteers: X v Mid-Sussex CAB||Emma Satyamurti, Leigh Day & Co||he Supreme Court’s ruling in X v Mid-Sussex CAB that volunteers do not fall within the scope of anti-discrimination laws will be welcomed by charities, but leaves those working without pay
|1 Feb 2013||A word from the editor - January/February 2013||Anna Henderson, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP||
Notice anything different? It always intrigues me that lawyers have a business model which thrives on change (to the law, affecting other people), but can sometimes be less welcoming of change on t...