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20 Feb 2018

The distinction between employment and self-employment is perennially difficult to draw but, as one case concerning a senior property professional showed, tribunals are used to looking beneath the...

19 Feb 2018

The draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2018 were published on 6 February and provide...

19 Feb 2018

Transparency really does matter and official decision-makers are required to explain their reasons for reaching conclusions that affect people’s lives. That definitely did not happen in one...

16 Feb 2018

Companies come in all shapes and sizes and by no means of all of them are of the standard, limited liability, variety. In one case, the unusual structure and constitution of a defunct insurance...

15 Feb 2018

Legitimate competition is one thing, but using the Internet to spread false rumours about a rival’s products is quite another. In a recent case, a businessman who resorted to such methods...

15 Feb 2018

In a test case of importance to all public sector employees, a tribunal has ruled that transitional provisions put in place to prepare the way for full adoption of a new judicial pension scheme...

13 Feb 2018

Family judges deal on a daily basis with the consequences of social breakdown and, in every case in which children are involved, their welfare is the primary concern. That was certainly so in one...

12 Feb 2018

Not every student can achieve the exam results they want and proving that negligent teaching is the cause of perceived failure is notoriously difficult. In one case, an Oxford University graduate...

12 Feb 2018

At first blush, it might appear obvious that employers are entitled to take on the best candidate for a job. However, as one case concerning a highly qualified medical practice manager showed,...

09 Feb 2018

In July 2017, Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce and a former policy chief under Tony Blair, issued his report,...

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