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Workers Caught in Middle of Park and Ride Bus Service Dispute

The termination of a subsidised park and ride bus service and its replacement by a fully commercial, unsubsidised, alternative on the same route, gave rise to a tribunal decision which provided important guidance on the operation of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE). The service had been run by a charity under...

Rules of Natural Justice Breached in £30 Million Contract Adjudication

It is essential that contract adjudicators must not only act, but be seen to act, fairly. In one case involving a contract to install a £30 million airport baggage handling system, the High Court ruled that that requirement had not been met. The main contractor, company A, had employed a subcontractor, company B, to perform the works. A number of disputes arose...

Consultation on Salary Sacrifice for the Provision of BiKs

As announced in the 2016 Budget earlier this year, the Government is seeking to limit the range of benefits in kind (BiKs) that attract Income Tax and National Insurance Contributions advantages when provided as part of salary sacrifice and flexible benefit arrangements. To that end, a consultation document has been published setting out the Government’s...

Purchasing Company Assets? Do You Know What You Are Buying?

When purchasing a company’s assets, professional advice and careful drafting are needed to avoid subsequent dispute about what exactly has been bought. In one case, a High Court resolution was required after two companies both claimed to have acquired another’s valuable intellectual property rights. After company A hit financial difficulties and went into...

Finality Achieved At Last in Intractable Building Contract Dispute

Construction projects sadly do not always run smoothly and, in one case, developers and a contractor fell out so badly that no less than five adjudications and two High Court hearings were required to achieve a final resolution. The contractor had been engaged to construct and fit out two new residential houses but a deterioration in relations led to work coming...

Personal Data Security Breach? You Need to Report it Fast!

Data handlers who fail to report security breaches to the Information Commissioner (IC) within 24 hours can be hit hard in the pocket. Exactly that happened to a mobile phone company which delayed almost two weeks before informing the IC of a detailed complaint that it had received from a customer. Due to a failure in the company’s password mechanism, the...