Article Tag: Judge

Tesco Manager Successful in Claim for Unfair Dismissal

Earlier this year, a manager who provided Tesco supermarket with 20 years of ‘blemish free’ service, was dismissed for “initiating and sustaining physical contact and detaining a shoplifter”. The employee consequently took the supermarket giant to an Employment Tribunal where he was successful in his claim for unfair dismissal. Had the Claimant Breached Company Policy?… Read more »

Employment Tribunals: 5 Tips for Remote Hearings

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Employment Tribunal system has significantly adapted in order to continue to hear claims. Most full hearings are now taking place remotely using a Cloud Video Platform. Jennifer Platt, Senior Associate in the Employment Team, reflects on her recent experiences of representing clients at full remote hearings using the… Read more »

Are pre-nuptial agreements to become officially legally binding?

In a very recent case concerning the breakdown of a marriage, the court has decided that they would enforce the pre-nuptial, or pre-marital agreement between parties, as it had been taken out before the marriage with the aid of legal advice. The judge referred to the details of the agreement in his judgment and to… Read more »

All that I have I share with you… except my company assets!

You could be forgiven for thinking that everything will be taken into account in a divorce financial settlement– even assets held by a spouse’s company. Indeed this has been the decision in the majority of cases to date where assets held in the name of a company owned by one spouse are transferred to the… Read more »

Fancy the Maldives for Christmas?

Have you ever longed for the beach at Christmas as an escape from the cold of England? I’m sure that most of us have. Before you go, however, remember to ensure that you have satisfied all outstanding obligations at home (or at least covered your tracks!) In a recent case, a court has declined an… Read more »

Non-matrimonial property – is it yours to keep?

How do you feel about property that you acquired prior to marriage? Are you prepared to share this upon separation or do you believe it is yours forever? This is a question which you should give careful consideration to as it could have a huge impact on your future. There is a common misconception that… Read more »