Making an offer to settle a dispute can be an effective tactic in litigation, as it puts pressure on the recipient of the offer. Broadly, there are two ways of making an offer - Part 36 and Calderbank. This briefing looks at a recent case which highlights the pros and cons of the two types of offer.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 24 October 2014 | Practice Area: Litigation
This Macfarlanes briefing rounds up key developments of interest for M&A lawyers, including the FRC's annual report on company accounts - recommended reading for those involved in preparing company accounts - and an interesting case which focused on the exact construction of an indemnity.
Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 23 October 2014 | Practice Area: Financial Reporting
The outbreak of the Ebola virus throughout West Africa has caused concern for organisations throughout the world. In this briefing, Eversheds looks at what organisations can and should be doing to prepare for Ebola from a health and safety point of view.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 23 October 2014 | Practice Area: Health and Safety
Notwithstanding recent negative stories in the press, a well-structured employee incentive arrangement operated through an employee benefit trust (EBT) can still deliver real value to a company and its employees. Jersey is an attractive jurisdiction in which to locate an EBT, as Carey Olsen reports.
Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 22 October 2014 | Practice Area: Employee Share Schemes
The Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 came into force on 31 January this year, and there has also been a plethora of case law on TUPE this year. This podcast discusses some of the recent case law and key changes to note.
Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 22 October 2014 | Practice Area: Transfer of Undertakings
References are often requested during the recruitment process - but are they worth the paper they are written on? In this briefing, Shoosmiths looks at the dangers of providing - or not providing - a reference and what employers can do if they receive an unsatisfactory reference.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 22 October 2014 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights
Last month, Australia's High Court unanimously rejected the implication of a term of mutual trust and confidence into employment contracts, putting Australia at odds with the current position in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore. Linklaters looks at the implications of this decision for employers.
Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 22 October 2014 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights
What legal issues are companies around the world dealing with today? What developments are affecting their strategies and bottom lines? In this newsletter, DLA tackles some key topics, including the new US Treasury rules on inversions, Russia sanctions, and 'bring your own device' IT policies.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 22 October 2014 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade
Significant new pensions freedoms are set to be introduced in the UK in April next year which will allow individuals to take all of their defined contribution pension savings as cash. To canvass opinion on this move, Eversheds surveyed employers, pensions providers and trustees for this report.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 17 October 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
On 16 October, the Home Office announced significant changes to the Tier 1 (Investor) Visa route, include the widely expected increase of the £1m minimum investment threshold to £2m. This Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co briefing looks at the current position, the key changes and their implications.
Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 17 October 2014 | Practice Area: Immigration
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