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Watch the film Gattaca. It is far more interesting than what I am about to write. I mention Gattaca because the film inspired a distinguished colleague of mine to become a geneticist. For unfathomable reasons, he subsequently became a lawyer. A defect in...
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T’wired is a condition where a person is simultaneously tired and wired. Being t’wired is the new normal for workers. Many workers are stuck in a pattern of relentlessness and work in environments that discourage slowing, stopping and rest...
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Mr Justice Jay has handed down a very interesting decision in the case of Greenway v Johnson Mathy Plc dealing with the relationship between claims in tort and in contract in the context of a personal injury claim. The five Claimants in the proceedings...
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Well, not all! The recent decision of First Group PLC v Paulley illustrates that not all citizens are blessed with benevolence and good cheer. The case concerned Mr Paulley, a wheelchair user, who when trying to obtain access to a bus found that the space...
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Does the unforgiving Mitchell approach adopted in the CPR apply in the employment tribunal? This interesting and important question has been answered by the EAT in Harris v Academies Enterprise Trust. Even though the asperous and draconic decision in...
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The Court of Appeal has handed down an important decision in the case of Yapp v FCO providing guidance around the rules relating to remoteness in damages claims for psychiatric injury. The judgment contains a magisterial review of the authorities and is...
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The Employment Appeals Tribunal in the conjoined cases of Bear Scotland Ltd v Fulton, Hertel (UK) Ltd v Woods and AMEC Group Ltd v Law has delivered an important decision in relation to the way that statutory holiday pay is to be calculated. Although the...
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The Jackson reforms continue to bite hard on the legal profession, particularly the personal injury market. In the Claimant market there has been a bifurcation of the claims process with fast track cases now being dealt with mainly by paralegals and claims...
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Holiday pay is all the rage at the moment.  In fact it is quite topical, for me at least, because I have just returned from holiday and I now know that I have three months to make my holiday pay claim, if the President of the EAT is right (which he...
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It is well known that an employer who dismisses an employee in breach of contract will be liable for wrongful dismissal. Following the recent Supreme Court decision of Geys v Societe Generale and the Court of Appeal decision in Sunrise Brokers LLP v Rodgers,...