Insights: Legal Updates - February 2010

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Bullying at work


The recent lurid allegations about bullying by the Prime Minister have given rise to many adverse headlines (despite the PM’s denials) and serve as a stark reminder to all employers as to the potential harm to hard earned reputations or brand images which claims for bullying and harassment can cause. This article sets out the […]

Brussels Regulation overrides US pending action


In Catalyst Investment Group v Max Lewinsohn and Others [2009] EWHC 1964 (Ch) the defendants, who were domiciled in the UK, sought a stay of three sets of proceedings on the basis that the most appropriate forum was the Utah court, in the US, where there were pending actions between the same parties and involving […]

Contract administration – the cost of not keeping up to date


Few in the construction industry are having an easy time of it in the current recession, and sub-contractors may be having a worse time than most. Those with long memories, however, may at least be grateful that one of the scourges of the 1990s’ recession – “pay-when-paid” clauses – are almost never seen any more. […]