Employment Tribunal decision to allow direct age discrimination in relation to retirement benefits confirmed by the Court of Appeal

April 30th, 2018

In some circumstances employers can attach rules to schemes offered to employees that have a discriminatory effect. The recent case of Air Products plc (AP) v Cockram has seen the Court of Appeal reinstate the decision of an Employment Tribunal which found that AP’s rule that only those aged 55 or over were allowed to … Continue reading “Employment Tribunal decision to allow direct age discrimination in relation to retirement benefits confirmed by the Court of Appeal”

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Claimant’s conversation with a journalist during a Tribunal adjournment results in a strike-out

April 30th, 2018

The success of a strike-out application on the basis of unreasonable conduct by a claimant emphasises the importance of following correct procedure in the Employment Tribunal. The recent case of Chidzoy v BBC demonstrates to claimants the importance of following the correct procedure during tribunal proceedings as unreasonable conduct will not be accepted by the … Continue reading “Claimant’s conversation with a journalist during a Tribunal adjournment results in a strike-out”

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Joelson assist Signature Flatbreads with joint venture buyout

April 24th, 2018

Leading London law firm, Joelson, has assisted the Eid family, the owners of award-winning Signature Flatbreads, with the buy out of their joint venture partner Aryzta. The family-owned business was set up by Samir Eid in 1984 under the name Honeytop Speciality Foods. It was then passed on to his sons William and Charles, before … Continue reading “Joelson assist Signature Flatbreads with joint venture buyout”

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Delamina opens with new licence thanks to help from Joelson

March 8th, 2018

A newly launched restaurant in Marylebone, launched by established restaurateurs, has thanked leading London law firm Joelson for helping it to acquire its licence.

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Global digital giant Valtech acquires True Clarity with help from Joelson

February 23rd, 2018

Fast-growing digital agency, Valtech, has acquired UK-based True Clarity in a deal assisted by London law firm, Joelson. This is the latest acquisition by Valtech and is part of a wider international expansion that it has been undertaking in recent years. The addition of True Clarity to its existing portfolio has broadened Valtech’s capabilities in … Continue reading “Global digital giant Valtech acquires True Clarity with help from Joelson”

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Joelson makes shortlist for international GamblingCompliance award

February 21st, 2018

The Licensing, Gaming and Regulatory team at one of London’s leading law firms, Joelson, has been shortlisted at this year’s Global Regulatory Awards. Run by GamblingCompliance – a leading provider of independent legal, regulatory and business intelligence to the international gambling industry – the awards are a highlight of the gambling sector’s calendar. Created to … Continue reading “Joelson makes shortlist for international GamblingCompliance award”

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Up and coming female business leaders take part in roundtable talk with Joelson

February 21st, 2018

Members of leading female entrepreneur network, SheWorx, have taken part in a roundtable discussion hosted by London law firm, Joelson. The latest SheWorx Breakfast event at the firm’s offices in Portland Place featured a talk from Renée Elliott the founder of Planet Organic. Renée, the pioneer behind the UK’s first organic supermarket launched in 1995, … Continue reading “Up and coming female business leaders take part in roundtable talk with Joelson”

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Did Barclays ‘sacrifice’ trader to avoid further regulatory scrutiny?

February 5th, 2018

Major bank embroiled in legal battle with ex-senior trader. Barclays Plc dismissed David Fotheringhame more than two years ago, prompting him to launch tribunal proceedings for unfair dismissal. Mr Fotheringhame was fired from his post after a multi-million dollar settlement was agreed between Barclays and the New York Department of Financial Services following allegations that … Continue reading “Did Barclays ‘sacrifice’ trader to avoid further regulatory scrutiny?”

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Job applicant stunned by inappropriate recruitment quiz

February 5th, 2018

A salient reminder that businesses should steer clear of personal questions. Employers are advised to review their approach to recruitment after one jobseeker raised concerns about a personality test that she branded “highly inappropriate”. Dr Angela Stienne, a researcher at the University of Leicester, was asked to complete a  personality quiz which included a question … Continue reading “Job applicant stunned by inappropriate recruitment quiz”

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Controversy could trigger a review of NDAs

February 5th, 2018

Spokesman for the PM says she will consider current rules. Downing Street has signalled that Theresa May could approve a review of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), following concerns about their current use. Questions have been raised about whether the agreements – properly used in many lines of business – are also being used to “gag” victims … Continue reading “Controversy could trigger a review of NDAs”

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