Monthly Archives: September 2015

Veteran Manager Unfairly Selected for Redundancy

A marketing manager who was made redundant after working for almost 30 years for the same employer has won the right to compensation after a tribunal pinpointed deficiencies in the redundancy procedure followed and found that her dismissal was unfair … Continue reading

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Pre-Nup Partially Set Aside as Judge Highlights Uncertainty in Law

It is commonly thought that pre-nuptial agreements are legally binding, but the lack of clarity in the applicable law means that they can sometimes be successfully challenged. In a recent case, a judge called for more certainty in the law … Continue reading

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Assisted Suicide – General Medical Council Guidelines Lawful

The anguish experienced by people struggling with terminal disease and their families is well understood, and a pain-free end to life by assisted suicide is a choice many people would wish to make. However, assisted suicide is a subject which … Continue reading

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Entering Into a Partnership? Get it in Writing!

Business partners who failed to define their working relationship in writing – instead reaching agreements orally over bottles of red wine in a pub – paid the price when a dispute over money erupted and made its way to the … Continue reading

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Businessman Sues Ex-Wife for Facebook Libel Damages

Everyone knows that the end of a marriage can be bitter, but few divorces can be more so than one in which a businessman has started legal proceedings against his ex-wife, claiming £150,000 in libel damages after she bad-mouthed him … Continue reading

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Undocumented Promise Leads to Four-Day Court Battle

Making a verbal family agreement over the distribution of one’s estate and then trusting that everything will be sorted out amicably by the family shows a very considerable degree of optimism, as a recent case illustrates. It involved yet another … Continue reading

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Employee sacked for 2 year old Facebook comments

The Employment Appeals Tribunal has recently held that it was fair to dismiss an employee who had made derogatory comments about his employer on Facebook – even though the comments had been made two years before dismissal, the employer had … Continue reading

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