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How Brexit may affect our employment laws

18/08/2016

Employment law in the UK has been significantly influenced by EU law. Whilst not all employment laws come from the EU (e.g. unfair dismissal and national minimum wage), a large proportion does.

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Knowledge is the key when it comes to tactics. Our Litigators discuss.

07/07/2016

When engaged in court litigation there are many strategies that can be deployed to try and achieve resolution at an early stage. For example one tool that can be used is a Part 36 offer. This is where (say) the Claimant makes an offer for a fixed sum. If that offer is not accepted and the Claimant achieves an award greater than the offer at trial, they can ask for costs, interest and compensation etc all based upon the opponent’s refusal to accept a reasonable offer at an early stage.

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How do Court’s deal with commercially sensitive documents being used in proceedings? Our dispute lawyers explain.

07/07/2016

It is not at all unusual for a client to be hugely reluctant to disclose a contract, licence or such like because whilst it is material to a case, it also contains sensitive and valuable information. We extinguish such concerns by adopting pragmatism and applying the law to protect our clients. Courts are not blind to the issue of confidentiality and will, within court orders, provide for disclosure to be made either in redacted form or subject to a ‘confidentiality ring’ whereby only certain individuals may see the information and then only use it for the purpose of the claim.

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