The recent High Court decision of CIS General Insurance v IBM United Kingdom has clarified the law around the contractual exclusion of liability for ‘reliance’ losses (i.e. claims for wasted expenditure). Subject to any potential appeal of the decision, those drafting commercial contracts should take careful note of the implications of the judgment.
For something which is so fundamental, employment status is taking up a lot of column inches. Last month’s Supreme Court Uber decision dealt with one aspect of the Status issue dealing for the first time with a true Gig economy case; the other comes in the form of reforms to IR35 where end users now have to determine the status of those it engages through intermediaries, generally, Personal Services Companies or agencies.
Financial Technology “fintech” is an industry which harnesses technology to enable financial innovation. The UK has been at the forefront of the fintech industry and fintech is viewed as a pivotal part of the UK’s financial services future. KPMG and EY analysis shows that UK fintech represents 10% of global market share and £11 billion in revenue, respectively.
The country, as with industry is divided. The last 12 months have seen some businesses thrive, some stagnate and others fall by the wayside. We have worked in a way that many would not have predicted would have been possible even 18 months ago, and there is a light at the end of what has been a long tunnel. What happens next will have a bearing upon which businesses continue to grow.
Supreme Court rules against Asda in Equal Pay case
Asda’s retail workers have won a key appeal in the Supreme Court in their long-running equal pay battle with the supermarket. This week Jessica Clough and Barry Stanton take a look at the significant implications the decision will have for other employers.
What employers need to know about the Asda equal pay decision
Asda’s retail workers have won a key appeal in the Supreme Court in their long-running equal pay battle with the supermarket. The decision will have significant ramifications, not just for Asda and the other supermarkets facing similar claims, but also other retail outlets who have distribution depots, says a leading employment lawyer from Thames Valley law firm Boyes Turner.
This week Jessica Clough and Barry Stanton take a look at the recent Supreme Court Case of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake and others on the question of whether “sleep-in” workers (that is workers who are on call, often at the employer’s premises, but who are allowed to sleep during their shift) are entitled to National Minimum Wage for the entirety of their shift.