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Court of Appeal clarifies proper forum in multi-party conspiracy claims
Added: 27.11.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  Commercial Law  Articles
On 26 November 2019, the Court of Appeal gave judgment in ED&F Man Capital Markets Ltd v Straits (Singapore) Pte Limited [2019] EWCA Civ 2073. It clarifies when England will be the proper forum in multi-party conspiracy claims against defendants based in different jurisdictions. It contains a useful analysis of the recent Supreme Court judgment in Vedanta Resources plc v Lungowe [2019] UKSC 20, [2

Judicial mediation in the Employment Tribunal: How to make the most of it
Added: 25.11.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law
Judicial mediation seems to be something of a Marmite topic among employment practitioners. Some see it as a cost-effective option for settling what might otherwise prove to be long-running and costly litigation. Others see it as a time-consuming and often unsuccessful exercise, conducted by individuals who are employed as judges (not mediators) for a reason.

The importance of pre-action decisions in employee competition litigation
Added: 21.11.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law
Employee competition litigation typically starts with the discovery of some perceived threat to a business: perhaps the theft or removal of confidential documentation or information; the co-ordinated departure of key employees; or evidence of breaches of post termination covenants. Decisions have to be taken, often under time pressure, about how best to respond to that threat: is a without notice

Legal Advice Privilege and Dismissal
Added: 12.11.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law  Articles
Two recent cases have cast light on the issue of legal professional privilege in employment disputes.

Nick Goodfellow successful in committal and debarring application in fraud claim
Added: 12.11.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  Cases  Commercial Law
Domestic & General Group Ltd v Domestic Assist Ltd and Mr Matthew Scott [2019] 11 WLUK 119 Nick Goodfellow appeared for D&G in an application to commit Mr Scott to prison for breach of an order obliging Mr Scott to provide information in an affidavit and for knowingly making a false statement in that affidavit.

John Bowers QC's Employment Law Blog: November
Added: 04.11.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law  On Employment
S145B of the Trade Union and Labour Relations Consolidation Act 1992 (“the 1992 Act”) is an under explored provision which has only just received the attention of the Court of Appeal, and has only once been considered by the EAT.

Littleton welcomes its latest ‘Inspire Sports Law’ initiative mentee
Added: 30.10.2019   |  Tags:  News  Comments  Sports Law
The Littleton Sports Law Group was delighted to welcome final year law student, Francesca Turner, as part of its ‘Inspire Sports Law’ initiative.

John Bowers QC's Employment Law Blog: October 2019
Added: 21.10.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law
I concentrate in this blog on two cases involving religions. Religion, housing allocation and the Equality Act

Martin Fodder and Jeremy Lewis write Judges can be whistleblowers! Whatever next?
Added: 17.10.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law
Whistleblowing protection continues to expand and develop. Even without reliance on Art.10 ECHR the Courts have not been shy of adopting what might at first appear to be a strained construction of the legislation to further the underlying policy objectives . Now the Supreme Court’s decision in Gilham v Ministry of Justice [2019] UKSC 44 has demonstrated the strength of the interpretative obligati

Discrimination at work under the DIFC’s New Employment Law
Added: 08.10.2019   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law  International & Offshore
On 30 August 2019, the DIFC’s new Employment Law (“the New Law”) came into force.

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