Author Archives: Christopher Wilsher

Mass redundancy – is it legal?

This was the shocking news received this week by 800 workers at P&O Ferries via a pre-recorded Zoom meeting. The approach taken by P&O Ferries has been widely criticised across various media channels showing an outpouring of support for affected …

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Cutting sick pay for unvaccinated staff

Following a recent relaxation in the official self-isolation guidance for vaccinated people, the BBC have reported that Morrisons, Ocado and Next have decided to cut sick pay for unvaccinated staff who have because they have been exposed to COVID. However …

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Libor transition update: Synthetic rates for Sterling and Yen

The FCA has confirmed that synthetic rates will be published for 1, 3 and 6 month Sterling and Yen LIBOR from the 1st of January 2022, for at least 12 months. These rates will be available for use in all legacy …

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Collyer Bristow named as a leading firm in Legal 500 2022

Collyer Bristow is delighted to have been ranked in the latest 2022 edition of Legal 500 UK. Used as a reference guide by millions of people each year, the Legal 500 provides up-to-date information on law firms and lawyers from …

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New mother awarded £185,000 after employer refused flexible working

A new mother who had a her request for flexible working refused was reportedly awarded £185,000 by the Employment Tribunal. Estate agent Alice Thompson went on maternity leave in 2018, on her return to the workplace in 2019 she requested …

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Equal Pay – Are there any risks in achieving parity?

The gender pay gap flags the disparity between men and women’s remuneration in the same workplace. Since 1997, the Office for National Statistics has monitored the difference between men and women’s average pay and in 2017 the Gender Pay Gap …

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Oatly loses trademark battle over oat milk name

Plant milk manufacturer, Oatly, recently brought legal action against Glebe Farm Foods, claiming its product PureOaty took “unfair advantage” of their own drink. The High Court  ruled in favour of the farm saying there was no “risk of injury to …

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Republic of Mozambique v Credit Suisse – bribery claims proceed by way of arbitration

The decision of the Court of Appeal in Republic of Mozambique v Credit Suisse International and others [2021] EWCA Civ 329 reaffirms the arbitration-friendly approach taken by the English courts and the mandatory nature of stays of court proceedings under …

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How can Employers avoid conflict and potential discrimination claims when workplace social distancing rules are eased?

The Government is expected to announce this week that employers will no longer need to follow social distancing guidelines, including the wearing of facemasks in the workplace and the requirement to work from home. Employers will be need to adopt …

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Financial Services webinar: Whistleblowing, sanctions regimes and launching a digital currency

Join members of our financial services team for this webinar discussing some of the latest issues in the industry. Whistleblowing – a new approach? Employment Partner Andrew Granger provides an update and overview following the FCA’s recently launched “In confidence, …

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