December 14, 2017

A judgment on what is thought to be the largest civil case in Guernsey's history handed down on 4 September by the island's Royal Court cleared Carlyle Capital Corporation, a Guernsey investment fund that went into insolvency in the wake of the financial crash in 2008,...

December 11, 2017

The High Court has found that an employer, Wm Morrisons Supermarkets PLC, was vicariously liable for the deliberate and criminal disclosure of co-workers’ personal data by a rogue employee. This is the first group litigation data breach case to come before the courts a...

December 5, 2017

For warranty claims to be valid, a claimant must give notice in accordance with the notice provisions for breach of warranty in a sale and purchase agreement.

This was underlined by the High Court in the recent case of Zayo Group International Ltd v Ainger and others [2...

December 1, 2017

A recent decision of the High Court has considered legal privilege – the rule in law that communications between a lawyer and solicitor are confidential. In the Matter of Edwardian Group Limited [2017] EWHC 2805 (Ch), the Court addressed the issue of whether a document...

November 28, 2017

An employee who was told that he was being dismissed resigned and brought a breach of contract claim. The employer had misled the employee as to the real reason for his dismissal when it told him he was being dismissed due to a reorganisation of legal services rather t...

November 27, 2017

The Law Society will seek permission to intervene in a landmark dispute between the Serious Fraud Office and mining company the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation which could reset the parameters of legal professional privilege.

The case, which is due to be heard by...

November 21, 2017

Arbitrations are often favoured by companies as an alternative to the Courts in order to resolve disputes. The main reason for this preference is that arbitrations subject to English law are confidential in nature. This protects the commercial parties from any negative...

November 20, 2017

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has dismissed an appeal against a lower tribunal's decision that Uber drivers were workers for the purposes of the Employment Rights Act 1996, the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 and the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR 1998). Th...

November 13, 2017

Fears over privacy and the application of GDPR, concern over lax rules for spies, and the omission of regulation on fake news were just some of the issues raised at the second reading of the UK Data Protection House Bill in the House of Lords. The bill is intended to o...

August 17, 2017

The law relating to harassment and bullying, as it currently stands, is an amalgam of statute law (Equality Act 2010) and common law. “Harassment” and “bullying” are terms which are used interchangeably, but the legal basis for a claim for each is very different.

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