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If I'd been given £1 each time a client had asked me "what are my chances?" in bringing or defending a claim or in adopting a particular strategy, I wouldn't be writing this now; I would be rich enough to have retired.  But I wasn't and I haven't. The reason is that most lawyers are programmed not to take chances and not to speculate, other than on the most unusual occasions (and then with a disclaimer, or even an indemnity). Imagine my...

Whilst many of us were packing our bags for our summer holidays, the High Court was dealing with a particularly interesting and tricky issue - Sunrise Brokers LLP v Rodgers. This case sets out the proposition that an employment contract still subsists even where the employee is refusing to work and is not receiving salary, and it reinforces the concept of ‘no work, no pay’. The case also clarifies that an injunction may be obtained requiring an employee to observe the...

The proposition (in the eponymously titled book) that "fat is a feminist issue" apparently caused much debate, initially in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when its author, Susie Orbach, suggested (among other things) that women were fat (and what follows is a simplistic paraphrasing of her work) because of an unconscious desire to be fat in order to protect themselves against the oppression of being expected to be as thin as the supermodels of the day and to conform...

  Employers, be careful. Do you treat your retiring employees as good leavers? If so, do you allow them to retain valuable accrued benefits linked to incentive schemes? If your answer is "yes" to both questions, you may be guilty of unlawful age discrimination against younger employees who choose to leave for reasons other than retirement. You might also need to widen your definition of who is a good leaver as a result. Why is there a problem? Employers often divide employees into two...