• Is an employee who works shifts at two franchises who trade under the same name employed by both?

    Is an employee who works shifts at two franchises who trade under the same name employed by both?
    Sarah Clarke analyses Aftala Norfolk Ltd T/A Papa John’s Pizza et al v Read, in which we are reminded that when it comes to the question as to who the correct employer is, the employment relationship needs to be critically analysed.

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  • Foster carers were employees of the Council

    Foster carers were employees of the Council
    In Glasgow City Council v Johnstone, the employment status of foster carers is called into question. Grace Nicholls provides an analysis.

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  • Loss of trust and confidence in an employee unfairly dismissed can be used to prevent re-engagement

    Loss of trust and confidence in an employee unfairly dismissed can be used to prevent re-engagement
    Simon Tibbitts analyses Kelly v PGA European Tour; a case that widens and lowers the practicability threshold for the employer in defending against an order for re-engagement.

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  • Court of Appeal confirms the causative approach to the ‘material factor test’ in equal pay claims

    Court of Appeal confirms the causative approach to the ‘material factor test’ in equal pay claims
    Grace Boorer looks at Walker v Co-Operative Group Ltd & Anor and identifies some important practical considerations to avoid falling into error when considering material factor defences.

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  • News Corp UK & Ireland Ltd v HMRC: VAT and digital newspapers

    In this article written for the British Tax Review, Max Schofield reviews News Corp UK & Ireland Ltd v HMRC and whether digital versions of newspapers should attract VAT, while printed versions do not.

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  • GCSE results 2020: Key Q&As for Students and Schools

    3PB’s specialist education  barristers Alice de Coverley and Matthew Wyard have co-authored a two-part report, for students and schools separately, about today’s GCSE results day (20 August 2020).

    The guidance offers tips for students and their parents about the GCSE grade that students will receive; the appeals process in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; Exam results Helplines available; Subject Access Requests for finding out information to support you in pushing for an appeal; grounds for appeals; Centres’ duties to students/learners.

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  • The Eighth Edition of the Ogden Tables

    3PB's Michelle Marnham reviews the Eighth Edition of the Ogden Tables.

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  • Supreme Court refuses permission to appeal in Aldred v Cham [2019]

    3PB's specialist personal injury and clinical negligence barrister Eloise Turnnidge reviews the case of Aldred v Cham [2019].

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  • High Court disallows trial advocacy fee and skeleton argument sum where trial settles the day before

    3PB's specialist personal injury law barrister Grace Nicholls reviews the case of John Coleman v Daniel Townsend PHW 1806767.

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  • A-Level results: Key Q&As for Students and Schools

    In this article, Alice de Coverley and Matthew Wyard answer some of the most significant questions facing both students and schools on A-level results day 2020, providing practical advice on what to do next.

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  • Was an employee who resigned as a result of a restructuring exercise constructively unfairly dismissed?

    Argos Ltd v Kuldo outlines the importance, in any restructuring exercise, of proper consultation, thorough assessment of roles, and the appropriate handling of any employee grievances and appeals.

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  • VAT: HMRC disagreed with its own guidance

    Max Schofield analyses Landlinx Estates Ltd v HMRC, in which an option agreement over land was broken when the seller backed out and paid the would-be buyer £1.4m. HMRC wanted a slice of the action as VAT on the deal.

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