Court rules vicar was not an employee

This article was published by Voice of Russia – UK Edition The Supreme Court has ruled it has no jurisdiction over one of Britain’s biggest churches. Hayley Preston, a former Methodist Minister has claimed she was unfairly dismissed by the church. But the Supreme Court says ministers cannot be considered employees. VoR’s Vivienne Nunis reports….

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The end of statutory discrimination questionnaires

This article was published in Global Banking & Finance Review, May 2013.  Although employers are not legally obliged to respond to discrimination questionnaires, they are usually encouraged to do so because a tribunal may draw adverse inferences from a failure to reply or if the answers are evasive or equivocal. In May last year, the…

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PII prescription from Society?

This letter was published in The Law Society Gazette on 22 April 2013.  Sir The 8 April Gazette contains the President’s invitation to submit suggestions as to how the Law Society could help solicitors. Here is mine. In the same issue the Gazette reports that more law firms are ignoring Law Society warnings about the…

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Bonus Caps – A Step Too Far?

This article was published in International Financing Review and titled ‘Confusion over legality of bonus caps’.  Lawyers are divided over whether bonus capping contravenes European treaties despite clauses in them being hailed as an escape route for bankers due to suffer a cut in variable pay. Article 153 (5) of the Lisbon Treaty states that…

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