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Category Archives: Employment

Davis Blank Furniss Advises Glossop Cartons on its Acquisition of Contact Print and Packaging

Sonio Singh, Shiva Shadi and Rosemary Reynolds of Davis Blank Furniss advised Glossop Cartons, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of carton board packaging solutions, on its acquisition of Stockport-based Contact Print and Packaging for an undisclosed sum. The deal, …

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Employment Law Newsletter – September 2015

Welcome to our September Employment Law Newsletter, keeping you up to date with changes in employment law and informing you of recent developments over the last month. CASE LAW DEVELOPMENTS TUPE Regulations In BT Managed Services Limited –v- Edwards the …

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Consultation on Termination Payments

The Government has started consulting on simplifying the tax element of termination payments.  The proposals are to:- Remove the distinction between contractual and non-contractual payments. Change the current £30,000 tax free sum to an amount which would increase with the …

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Tribunal Fees

Unison has lost its Court of Appeal case, which challenged the legality of Tribunal Fees.  Whilst the Court of Appeal was concerned about the sharp decline in Employment Tribunal claims, it said that in itself that was not sufficient and …

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Agency Workers Regulations

In Coles –v- Ministry of Defence the EAT had to decide whether an agency worker in a temporary job should be given the right to apply for that job or alternatively to get preference ahead of permanent employees within the …

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Dismissal by reason of comments on Facebook

In British Waterways Board –v- Smith, the EAT had to decide whether comments made by an Employee on Facebook which he later claimed to be untrue was sufficient to amount to gross misconduct.  Mr Smith had made derogatory comments on …

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Disciplinary Hearing – Choice of Representative

In Stephens –v- University of Birmingham the High Court had to make a decision as to whether denying an employee a choice of representative at a disciplinary hearing other than a union representative or a colleague would be sufficient to …

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TUPE Regulations

In BT Managed Services Limited –v- Edwards the EAT had to decide whether an Employee who was permanently off sick could be considered to be assigned to an organised grouping of employees under a TUPE transfer.  Mr Edwards had been …

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DBF’s Sonio Singh Advises on Bredbury Hall Deal

Sonio Singh – partner in the Corporate team at Davis Blank Furniss – acted on the high profile deal which today saw the famous Bredbury Hall Hotel & Country Club being acquired by businessman Golam Sarwar. Mr Sarwar, who owns …

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Employment Law Newsletter – May 2015

Welcome to our May 2015 Employment Law Newsletter, keeping you up to date with changes in employment law and informing you of recent case developments over the last month. There have been some interesting case law developments particularly with the …

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