Pharma & healthcare
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- 12 April 2016
- Public projects and procurement
Media storm over British Medals contract awarded to French company
It is not often that public procurement contract awards are debated in Parliament or grab the headlines, but that is exactly what happened after the recent decision by the Cabinet office to appoint the French medal manufacturer, Arthus-Betrand, to a framework agreement for the “supply of medals and insignia which are presented by, or on behalf of The Queen, at various times throughout the year”.
- 08 April 2016
Payments to ex-employee during restrictive covenant period made no difference to enforceability
The recent case of Bartholomews Agri Food v Thornton has provided some useful guidance to employers who wish to rely on restrictive covenants when an employee leaves.
- 08 April 2016
“Pulling a sickie” was gross misconduct
In the recent case of Ajaj v Metroline West Ltd UKEAT/018/15/RN an employee who disingenuously claimed to be unfit to attend work was held to be dishonest and had fundamentally breached the trust and confidence of the employee/employer relationship.
- 07 April 2016
- Restructuring and insolvency
Bribery Act 2010 bites…….
It was widely reported, earlier this month, that a Scottish company, Braid Logistics (UK) Limited, had agreed to pay some £2.2m to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service’s civil recovery unit by way of an agreed civil settlement, having accepted that it had obtained business through unlawful conduct.
- 07 April 2016
- Commercial Real Estate
Property related FAQs by franchisees
Most franchises operate from retail premises and the franchisor will often take a superior lease interest and then grant the franchisee a lease or licence from it.
- 06 April 2016
Does deliberate now mean fraudulent? Mutual Energy Ltd v Starr Underwriting Agents Ltd and the Insurance Act 2015
With the coming into force of the Insurance Act 2015 just around the corner – August 2016 – it was perhaps an appropriate time for the first case to consider the meaning of the phrase “deliberate… non-disclosure” in an insurance policy.
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