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Compensation for Employees Paid by Commission Following ECJ Holiday Pay Decision

Employment Law Barrister and Slee Blackwell Partner, Roderick Moore, looks at a new holiday pay ruling in Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd ECJ 22.5.14 (C-539/12), predicting a flurry of … Continue reading “Compensation for Employees Paid by Commission Following ECJ Holiday Pay Decision”

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The Risks of Imprecise Wording in Settlement Agreements

Settlement Agreement solicitor, Roger Cheves, explains why it is so important that correct and precise wording is used in a Settlement Agreement In a recent case in the Technology and … Continue reading “The Risks of Imprecise Wording in Settlement Agreements”

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Settlement Agreements under the Equality Act 2010

Settlement Agreement Solicitor, Roger Cheves on an Amendment to the Act that clarifies the definition of ‘Independent Adviser’. For the past year or so, academics and lawyers have been having … Continue reading “Settlement Agreements under the Equality Act 2010”

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Why is there usually a Tax Indemnity in a Settlement Agreement?

Roger Cheves, a Specialist Settlement Agreement Solicitor, looks at why most Settlement Agreements contain a Tax Indemnity clause The first £30,000 of an employment termination payment is usually exempt from … Continue reading “Why is there usually a Tax Indemnity in a Settlement Agreement?”

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How Far can an Indemnity in a Settlement Agreement be Expected to go?

Specialist Settlement Agreement Solicitor, Roger Cheves Examines the Effectiveness of an Indemnity in a Settlement Agreement. In the case of Coulson v Newsgroup Newspapers in the high court recently a … Continue reading “How Far can an Indemnity in a Settlement Agreement be Expected to go?”

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Settlement Agreements – Scottish Law and English Law Similarities.

Solicitor Lee Dawkins takes a look at an unusual aspect of the law governing Settlement Agreements north and south of the border. In most instances a solicitor who is qualified … Continue reading “Settlement Agreements – Scottish Law and English Law Similarities.”

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Enhanced Redundancy Packages and Settlement Agreements

Sam Hannon reviews the decision in Geoffrey Garatt v Mirror Group Newspapers Limited 2011 and assesses its impact on the use of Settlement Agreements In an important judicial decision it … Continue reading “Enhanced Redundancy Packages and Settlement Agreements”

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Settlement Agreements and Legal Advice

Settlement Agreements and the decision in McWilliams v Glasgow Stephen Moore reviews a recent EAT decision which highlights the importance of obtaining the best possible legal advice before signing a … Continue reading “Settlement Agreements and Legal Advice”

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Government’s Aim to Free Businesses from Red Tape Set to Impact on Employment Law

Solicitor, Roger Cheves assesses what the reforms are likely to mean for employment law and Settlement Agreements Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, has announced a range of measures to reduce … Continue reading “Government’s Aim to Free Businesses from Red Tape Set to Impact on Employment Law”

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Reform of the Employment Tribunal System

The government plans to consult on proposals to reform the Employment Tribunal system and qualifying periods for unfair dismissal. The proposals include: sending all unfair dismissal claims to ACAS to … Continue reading “Reform of the Employment Tribunal System”

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