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Archive for May , 2011
“Other people are quite dreadful. The only possible society is oneself”... Oscar Wilde.
A thought struck me last week whilst a delegate at the ALBUM (Association of Local Bus Managers) Conference.
Earlier this week, the Pensions Regulator ("TPR") issued a press release announcing that it has begun its drive to help educate employers about what they must do to comply with the automatic enrolment reforms.
December 2011 will see commercial vehicle operators having to deal with more reforms to the way they run their businesses.
As the economic climate continues to necessitate job cuts, the use by employers of compromise agreements (recording terms and payments to be made to an employee on termination of employment in return for a waiver of claims) is at an all time high. Recent legislative changes to employers’ obligations in respect of termination payments make this an ideal time to revisit the tricky area of tax and termination.
Defendant Entitled to Wait for Signed Witness Statement before Disclosing Surveillance: Douglas (A Litigation Friend ...) v O’Neill - High Court (2011)Monday 16th May 2011
The claimant was seriously injured when he was run over by the defendant’s car. Liability was agreed in the claimant’s favour with a 12.5% deduction for contributory negligence.
When serial litigant, Mr John Berry aged 55, initiated action in the Employment Tribunal against over 50 firms during a three year period it once again highlighted the ease in which a Tribunal claims can be brought.
VOSA has hailed its extended powers in Scotland as a boon to its enforcement activities a month on from their introduction.
Judge gives Guidance on Use of Social Network Evidence: Daniel Locke v James Stuart And AXA Corporate Services Ltd – High Court (2011)Friday 13th May 2011
Daniel Locke v James Stuart And AXA Corporate Services Ltd – High Court (2011)
Expert witnesses will no longer have the protection of immunity from a claim against them in negligence. In the decision of Jones v Kaney, the Supreme Court has abolished the immunity, the origins of which date back to 1585.