In the case of Dr Ewa Michalak, the Supreme Court has held that an individual can bring a discrimination claim against the General Medical Council (GMC) in the Employment Tribunal. This potentially opens the floodgates for discrimination claims against other ‘qualification…
Litigation and dispute resolution
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- Dr Michalak and the GMC - Individuals can bring discrimination claims against their regulators in the Employment Tribunal
- GP partnership disputes - Cheema v Jones
- Corporate crime update - What your business needs to know
- Ghosh-busters! Supreme Court overhauls criminal test for dishonesty
- Supreme Court unanimously allows the charities’ appeal in Ilott v The Blue Cross & Others
- Rolls-Royce agrees to settle bribery and corruption claims in largest ever Deferred Prosecution Agreement
- Case study: Allegations of VAT fraud by the HMRC
- What is arbitration?
- Retention of title
- The opening gambit: your communication strategy
- Was Tom Hayes’ conviction a watershed moment for the Serious Fraud Office?
- The pitfalls of internal corporate investigations
- The devastating consequences of variations
- Serious Fraud Office – a new dawn?
- Manage, don't eliminate, risk
- DIY justice: are private prosecutions the future?
- SFO faces fresh attempt at NCA merger
- How to prepare for a dawn raid
- The SRA Suitability Test - COLP and COFA appeals
- SRA Investigations - Why can't the SRA adopt a policy on time extensions? (September 2012)
- Litigation and education
- Domestic Arbitration – time to reassert the benefits?
- My Expert – Should I allow him to go “Hot Tubbing”?
- Phone Hacking - the law not the news
- The Perils of Part 36 of the Civil Procedure Rules
- Jones v. Kaney  UKSC 13 Expert evidence … and should every wrong have a remedy?
- The Without Prejudice Rule and the many exceptions to it
- The problem of costs in construction litigation
- Enforcement of a Judgment
We look at a recent Court of Appeal decision in relation to GP partnership disputes. The case illustrates the importance of having clarity about the basis on which a partnership conducts its affairs. Partnership agreements Two GPs, A and B, entered a…
On 30 September 2017, the Criminal Finances Act 2017 introduced two new corporate offences imposing criminal liability on corporate bodies which fail to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion. The offences are: Failure to prevent the facilitation of UK tax evasion Failure to…
The recent Supreme Court judgment in Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) attracted tabloid headlines. The Court was composed of five justices: Lord Neuberger, Lady Hale, Lord Kerr, Lord Thomas, and Lord Hughes. They harmonised the civil and criminal test for dishonesty in…
The controversial and fascinating case of Ilott v The Blue Cross & Others concluded on 15 March 2017 with the Supreme Court unanimously ruling in favour of the animal charities in a daughter’s claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family…
UK based global engineering giant, Rolls-Royce, has reached an agreement with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and US and Brazilian authorities to pay £671m in order to settle long-running multinational bribery and corruption cases. Rolls-Royce, which has customers in over 150…
Anil Rajani, Regulatory and Investigations Partner, defended a client against criminal proceedings brought by HMRC. The case involved allegations of a substantial VAT fraud (over £500k) relating to the defendant’s IT consultancy company. The case involved extra territorial issues as the client provides IT and accountancy services to US companies based…
Arbitration is a form of dispute resolution. Both parties enter into an agreement by which they appoint a qualified person to adjudicate a dispute and produce a finding, which will bind them. In September 2011, an initial group of 20 family…
A common concern of suppliers is how to recover goods which a buyer has not paid for. Whilst it can be difficult to predict when such instances will occur, there are several practical steps that a supplier can take in order…
When a dispute is on the horizon, the managers of a business need to decide whether to write to the other side on a without prejudice or open basis. Without prejudice communications A without prejudice communication is an oral or written communication…