Stevensdrake – there was no cake, so what could they take?

Seasoned IPs will be familiar with conditional fee agreements. They have for some time been the primary tool that allows officeholders to bring court proceedings on behalf of an insolvent estate.

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Turner Parkinson Litigation Team Act For Claimant In Recent 'Birch v Beccanor Limited & Dixon' Case

The Commercial Litigation team at Turner Parkinson acted for the Claimant in the recently reported case of Birch v Beccanor Limited & Dixon [2016] EWHC 265 (Ch) which sets out the consequences of failing to comply with orders of the Court. Judgment was handed down on 4th February 2016.

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Holiday Pay

In the case of British Gas Trading Ltd v Lock and another UKEAT/0189/15, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld the original Employment Tribunal’s decision that commission should be included in the calculation of a worker’s holiday pay during periods of statutory annual leave under the Working Time Regulations.

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Disability Discrimination

A Starbucks employee has won a disability discrimination case, after problems arising from her dyslexia led her to make a number of errors in the workplace (Kumulchew v Starbucks).

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Collective Redundancies – Notifications to BIS

Under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, whenever an employer proposes to make 20 or more people at one institution redundant within 90 days or less, it must inform and consult employee representatives and notify the secretary of state for business, innovation and skills (BIS) using Form HR1.

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