The employment law landscape is changing at a rapid pace. To gain more insight into the issues at hand, Eversheds conducted a survey on the recent reforms to the Employment Tribunal process, as well as the likely impact of 2014's planned reforms. This report is based on 180 responses from employers.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 04 March 2014 | Practice Area: Tribunals
The issue of what duties a lead underwriter owes to the following market when settling a claim was considered by the Commercial Court in the context of a 'follow clause' in San Evans Maritime v Aigaion Insurance Co, which involved a vessel which was grounded in Brazil and towed to the Ivory Coast.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 26 February 2014 | Practice Area: Reinsurance and Underwriting
The European Securities and Markets Authority has written to the European Commission requesting that the definition of 'derivative' or 'derivative contract' in the context of the European Markets and Infrastructure Regulation is clarified. Eversheds takes a closer look at the issues at hand.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 25 February 2014 | Practice Area: Derivatives
Deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs), the Government’s newest weapon in the fight against corporate crime, will become available to prosecutors from 24 February this year. Eversheds explains exactly what DPAs are and sets out what this development means for businesses operating in the UK.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 20 February 2014 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud
Eversheds looks back at 2013's top five cases in the residential sector, after an eventful year which saw cases relating to structural detachment, the right to manage and the consultation procedure for works that will be undertaken where the cost will be recovered via a service charge.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 14 February 2014 | Practice Area: Landlord and Tenant
Unison’s challenge to the employment tribunals and EAT fees regime has been unsuccessful, meaning that the fees regime, introduced in July 2013, will remain unaffected - for the time being, at least. However, the High Court left the door open to a fresh challenge in the future, as Eversheds reports...view abstract
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 11 February 2014 | Practice Area: Tribunals
Piracy is one of the most high-profile issues currently affecting the global shipping industry, and the subsequent influx of security companies and consultants into the market has raised many legal issues. DLA looks at the key considerations for shipowners, charterers and insurers.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 04 February 2014 | Practice Area: Sea
The cause championed by anti-fracking protestors has touched on concerns which are shared by members of the wider public. The problem for companies operating in the sector is how to respond when protestors' tactics cross the line into unlawful conduct. Eversheds looks at the legal options.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 29 January 2014 | Practice Area: Nuisance
The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a directive on the protection of trade secrets. In this briefing, Eversheds sets out the definition of a trade secret, explains the European and US approaches to the protection of trade secrets, and looks at what impact a directive could have.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 21 January 2014 | Practice Area: Confidentiality
A profound shift is currently taking place in virtually every law firm around the world - that of generational change. This Eversheds report surveyed over 1,800 lawyers to examine what young lawyers want from their careers and their employers, and how they see the profession ten years from now.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 16 January 2014 | Practice Area: Career development
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