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University taught lesson on video surveillance of staff

15 Dec 2017
We look at the decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Antovic and Mirkovic v Montenegro [2017] ECHR 1068. This case focuses on the use of video surveillance in the workplace and whether it was a breach of the right to privacy under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

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Windows - more than just a rights to light issue?

15 Dec 2017
Whether or not you can lawfully open your WC window after using the facilities there would not seem to be an issue worthy of a legal debate. However, the ability of a building owner to open a window looking out onto the neighbour's land is one that gives rise to potentially important (and interesting) points of law, particularly within the context of development rights.
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FT reveals gaps in Gender Pay Gap Reporting

11 Dec 2017
The Financial Times investigation into the accuracy of the gender pay gap information published to date highlights a growing concern that some companies are not reporting accurate figures (Financial Times 8 December 2017).
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Holiday pay - the saga continues

06 Dec 2017
We look at the decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in King v The Sash Window Workshop Ltd and another C-214/16, the latest important case on holiday pay. This case focuses on whether a worker who had been treated as self-employed and had not been given paid holiday could claim holiday pay over a period of 13 years.
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GDPR is coming but is the construction industry ready?

06 Dec 2017
It should already be in your diary. 25 May 2018. The day that GDPR takes effect. But while this date has been on everyone's radar for many months now, many industries and businesses are still not fully prepared for the major changes to the collection and use of personal data that this new EU legislation will bring about next year.

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The ongoing Jackson reforms and the future of civil litigation costs

05 Dec 2017
In 2010 Jackson LJ presented his much publicised "Review of Civil Litigation Costs: Final Report". It was his aim to reform the draconian 'winner pays all' approach to costs in fast track personal injury cases which he feels is a "recipe for runaway costs" in order to make way for a fairer and pre-emptive approach whereby costs would be controlled from the outset. It was hoped that this, in turn, would promote proportionality and access to justice.
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Honesty really is the best (employment) policy

30 Nov 2017
In Rawlinson v Brightside Group Ltd (UKEAT/0142/17), the Employment Appeal Tribunal had to decide whether an employee who resigned after being given a false reason for dismissal by his employer could bring a claim for breach of contract for his notice pay.