The Battle of the Forms; Whose Terms and Conditions Apply?
On Friday 13 February, 2015 the High Court handed down its judgement on the case of Transformers & Rectifiers Ltd v Needs Ltd  EWHC 269 (TCC). The Court's decision highlights the importance of ensuring that when seeking to rely on your own standard terms and conditions, sufficient steps must be taken to ensure that the other party is given reasonable notice of both the terms and conditions and your intention to rely on them.
Made in Manchester Awards
Paul McGlone, Business Development Director at Turner Parkinson opened the Made in Manchester Awards at the Hilton Hotel on 5 February with his “Chairmans Welcome” in front of more than 450 guests.
Holiday Pay Update
In the most recent development in this saga (which the Employment team has reported on previously), this month John Lewis and Waitrose have confirmed that they will be making substantial payments to staff whose holiday pay failed to take into account the overtime which they were working.
Shared Parent Leave ("SPL")
BIS survey reveals that more than half of men believe that childcare should be shared between parents
General Election May 2015
Between now and the General Election, the Employment Team will be focusing on what the various political parties have to say about changes they would make which would impact on employment law if they are elected