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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Right To Choose Your Own Lawyer Under Legal Expenses Insurance

Fenella Mason

European law makes it clear that insurers providing legal expenses insurance cannot prevent their insured from selecting the solicitor of their choice to conduct legal proceedings on their behalf. Notwithstanding this, many insurers routinely continue to apply policy terms that prevent the selection of a solicitor not included on the insured’s panel.

The Court of Appeal in England has, in the case of Brown Quinn & Another v Equity Syndicate Management Limited & Another 2012, sent a very clear message to the insurance industry about the way they are behaving.

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We Need To Talk About Lance...

Neeraj Thomas

The evidence shows beyond any doubt that the US Postal Service Pro Cycling Team ran the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen

So said United States Anti-Doping Agency (“USADA”) CEO Travis T.

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Top 5 Employment Law Issues For HR In 2013

David Morgan

There were plenty of employment law developments in 2012.  So, what does the year ahead look like for 2013?  Many of the developments speculated or reported on in 2012 may well see the light of day and become law this year.  Like a list of New Year's resolutions (for an HR/ employment law geek, at least!), here's my 'Top 5':

1.  Collective Redundancies

From 6 April 2013, the minimum consultation period for employers proposing to dismiss 100 or more employees as redundant at one establishment will be reduced from 90 to 45 days.  

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