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A nursery manager has failed in her attempt to persuade the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) that she had been subjected to unlawful discrimination because of her religion when she was dismissed from her post at a nursery in Islington ( Grace v Places for...
If you are the trustee of a charity, you should make sure that you download, read and understand the implications of new guidance for charity trustees on managing conflicts of interest , which was issued recently by the Charity Commission and can be found...
For people with substantial estates, the concern that the next generation might not deal wisely with a large inheritance is a common one. When the owner of a successful company had such a worry, he arranged for his will to be drafted in such a way as to...
A refuse collector who was seriously injured when a dustcart in which he was a front-seat passenger collided with a parked lorry has won substantial damages from his local authority employer. The man was aged 22 when the accident happened. The dustcart's...
Businesses that suffered consequential losses in the London riots in 2011 (and their insurers) will welcome the Court of Appeal's decision that where loss is due to riot, the amount of compensation that can be claimed under the Riot (Damages) Act 1886 ...
It is a regrettable truth that even close family members cannot always be trusted to do the right thing, as illustrated by a case dealing with a wayward son who was appointed as attorney over his elderly mother's financial affairs. Unfortunately, he used...
The Government's decision to abolish, with effect from 6 April 2014, the statutory sick pay (SSP) percentage threshold scheme, whereby employers could, in certain circumstances, reclaim SSP paid to employees absent through ill health, will have a particular...
In a decision which represents a landmark victory for private landowners – and a serious blow to open countryside campaigners – the High Court has ruled that 19th Century officials who purported to create public rights of way under an 1801 Act...
Under the old law relating to cartels, it was necessary to prove dishonest intent in order to obtain a criminal conviction when companies engaged in price fixing, market manipulation, bid rigging and so on. The civil law provides that breaches of competition...
The Court of Appeal has handed down judgments in two cases which clarify the rights of passengers whose flights are delayed. The first case concerned a Jet2.com flight from Malaga to Manchester which was scheduled to depart at 18:25 on 26 October 2011....