Pragmatic & proactive
We provide proactive pragmatic general day to day advice on all employment issues.
Practical & responsive
Our solicitors have all gained considerable experience working for major UK law firms. The fact that we are a niche practice allows us to respond flexibly, sympathetically and in a more cost effective way.
We are experienced in advising both partners and partnerships particularly in relation to retirement of partners or members. We seek to deal with such matters in a practical and sensitive way.
We advise our employer clients on all aspects of business related immigration to assist them with hiring, relocating and retaining staff who are subject to UK immigration control.
There are many statutory changes due to take effect during 2020 along with a number of interesting cases due to be heard. Here we look at what lays ahead, which we will update as further developments occur. ... read more
Here we review some of the key developments of 2019. ... read more
The ET has held in Casamitjana v the League Against Cruel Sports, that ethical veganism is a “philosophical belief” and therefore protected under the EqA 2010. Although ET decisions are not binding, the impact of the judgment could be significant. ... read more
In Dewhurst v Revisecatch & City Sprint, the ET held that TUPE 2006 applies to workers as well as traditional employees. While ET decisions are not binding and this one is likely to be appealed, it is noteworthy as it has the potential to significantly extend the scope of TUPE protection. ... read more
The ECJ has confirmed in Terveys-ja sosiaalialan neuvottelujärjestö (TSN) ry v Hyvinvointialan liitto ry and anor case, that employers do not have to allow annual leave in excess of the four-week minimum entitlement provided for under the EU Working Time Directive to be carried over into the next annual leave year. ... read more
The SC has held in Royal Mail Group Ltd v Jhuti that dismissal was automatically unfair, even though the decision maker was unaware of the real reason for dismissal. This overturns the CA decision that only the decision maker’s motivations are relevant in establishing the reason for dismissal. ... read more
In Cadent Gas Ltd v Singh, the EAT held that an investigating manager’s anti-trade union motivation could be attributed to his employer, notwithstanding that he did not take the decision to dismiss. ... read more
In Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd, the Supreme Court allowed unreasonably broad wording to be severed from a restrictive covenant thereby allowing EZ Ltd to enforce the remainder. ... read more
The CA has upheld the ET’s decision in the Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey finding that a police officer suffered direct discrimination when she was denied a transfer as a result of a perceived disability. ... read more
The CA has held, in Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd, that CCM’s failure to provide Mr Ali with enhanced shared parental pay was not discriminatory. ... read more
The EAT, in Base Childrenswear Limited v Otshudi, confirmed that an injury to feelings award for a single act of discrimination is not limited to the lower Vento band. ... read more
The CA, in Owen v AMEC Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd & anor, concluded that withdrawing an overseas posting following a medical assessment did not constitute disability discrimination. ... read more
The EAT held in Baldeh v Churches Housing Association of Dudley & District Ltd, that the ET should have considered whether CHADD had actual or constructive knowledge of a disability when it rejected Ms Baldeh’s appeal and not just whether it had knowledge at the time of dismissal. ... read more
Compensation limits and minimum awards will increase where a claim arises on or after 6 April 2019. The changes include: ... read more