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Contractor Jailed for Attempting to Bribe Council Official

British public officials are renowned for their honesty – and that reputation was borne out by one case in which a local authority official went straight to the police after a contractor offered him a cash-filled envelope. The man was subsequently jailed for offering the bribe. The businessman ran a company that had a substantial contract with the council to...

High Court Stamps Out Collateral Attack on £3.8 Million Arbitration Award

One of the primary objectives of the justice system is to achieve finality in dispute resolution and, as one High Court case strikingly showed, judges are astute to prevent collateral attacks on contract arbitration awards by dissatisfied parties. The relevant arbitration concerned a contract by which two corporate lawyers (lawyers A and B) had agreed to...

Same-Sex Marriage and Church Doctrine Clash in Employment Case

In a landmark employment case that highlighted the continuing mismatch between the legalisation of same-sex marriage and Church of England doctrine, a tribunal ruled that a bishop was exempt from liability in respect of discrimination after he refused to license a gay cleric who had tied the knot with another man. After the cleric’s marriage, the bishop had...

Employment Law – Autumn Statement Highlights

Within the Autumn Statement there are a number of changes to employment law of which employers should be aware. These include: New Limits for Salary Sacrifice Schemes From April 2017, a number of salary sacrifice schemes will no longer attract tax and National Insurance (NI) advantages. The benefits provided through salary sacrifice schemes that continue to...

Dishonest Premier League Manager Receives £3,776,000 Bill

Employers have a right to expect that their workers will honour their contracts and behave honestly. In one case where that signally did not happen, the manager of a Premier League football club who lied his way to a £2 million bonus was hit hard in the pocket first by arbitrators and then by the High Court. The club had agreed to pay the manager the bonus if...

Land Owners’ Rights Must Sometimes Bow to the Public Good

The rights of property owners are often viewed as constitutional in their sanctity – but even they sometimes have to give way to the general public good. In one case that illustrated the point, a commercial property owner could not prevent the compulsory acquisition of a strip of its land to make way for an urban regeneration scheme. In making the disputed...