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Due Diligence Dilemma

Why warranty & indemnity insurance cannot negate the need for reasonable due diligence A recent case heard (Finsbury Foods Plc v Axis Corporate Capital UK Limited & Ors [2023] EWHC 1559 (Comm)) involved a warranty and indemnity (W&I) insurance claim – a first for the High Court.

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Posted in: Uncategorised Corporate / commercial updates

Menopause and Discrimination in the workplace

As menopause in the workplace is becoming a much-discussed topic, it is essential that employers are aware of it, in order to help individuals who are experiencing it. Failing to protect individuals who are experiencing menopause can have serious consequences for employers. In particular, it may lead to unfair dismissal claims and claims relating to […]

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Posted in: Employment Law

Employee dismissed for drinking while on sick wins at Tribunal

Many employers will be surprised to learn of a recent Employment Tribunal decision that an employee who was dismissed when he was caught smoking and drinking outside a pub whilst on sick leave had was unfairly dismissed and entitled to compensation.

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Posted in: Employment Law News & PR

Can Covid-19 cause a material adverse effect?

A recent hearing before the Commercial Court has provided some much needed clarity on a notoriously opaque but crucial subject – whether COVID-19 can be deemed to have caused a materially adverse effect.

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Posted in: Commercial Disputes