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Social Housing Case Bulletin

Welcome to this month’s issue of our case law update Our social housing team are delighted to share recent cases from the higher jurisdiction courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the social housing sector. We trust that this update will be helpful and we welcome any queries or...

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The menopause at work – why should it matter to employers?

Just because the menopause will not be specified as a protected characteristic does not mean that on the facts of any given case it could not amount to sex discrimination or disability discrimination. The Minister for Work and Pensions and Minister for Women has confirmed that the Government is not...

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Forcing an employee to express milk in car and toilet held to be harassment

Ms T Mellor v The MFG Academies Trust An Employment Tribunal has recently held that a school committed an act of harassment on the grounds of sex when they did not provide a space for a female teacher to express breast milk at work. Read the ruling here. Facts Mrs...

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Phil Brown appointed head of Taunton office

Philip (Phil) Brown has been appointed as our new head of office in Taunton. A partner in our commercial property team, Phil undertakes a wide range of property work with a particular emphasis on commercial and residential development, acting for both landowners and developers in relation to both immediate and...

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A breach or a fundamental breach?

Constructive unfair dismissal claims are difficult claims to bring successfully as the burden is on the Claimant to show that there was a fundamental breach that they resigned in response to (promptly). In the case of Singh v Metroline West Limited, it was found that constructive unfair dismissal could be...

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Clarke Willmott acts on sale of precision engineering firm

Our Corporate team advised on the sale of Aldershot, Hampshire-based, F T Gearing Systems which supplies high precision geared components to the aerospace and defence sector. Clarke Willmott acted for sellers, brothers, CEO Graham and managing director Nigel Fitzgerald, on the acquisition by G S Precision, Inc, a portfolio company...

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Injury Prevention Week: 27 June – 1 July

Specialist Personal and Serious Injury lawyers at Clarke Willmott have long been members and supporters of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and are getting behind “Injury Prevention Week” from 27th June to 1st July 2022. Why we support Injury Prevention Week It is a vital part of the team’s...

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Supreme Court decision allows operators to get additional rights on existing sites (early)

The Supreme Court has now handed down its decision in the cases of CTIL v Compton Beauchamp; CTIL v Ashloch; and On Tower v AP Wireless II (UK) Limited. The decision allows operators to acquire additional rights in respect of their existing sites. The background The Electronic Communications Code (“the...

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Case study: Clarke Willmott has successfully obtained £56,000 for a client

Our Medical Negligence team recently acted for a client who suffered from complications after a surgeon failed to remove her entire appendix On 9 August 2019 EH had a call with her GP. She was noted to be suffering from severe abdominal pain which had been present for the past...

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Clarke Willmott advises on sale of Ascott Analytical Equipment

Clarke Willmott has advised on the sale of corrosion testing specialist, Tamworth, Staffordshire-based Ascott Analytical Equipment Limited to a major German manufacturer of complementary products. Clarke Willmott acted on behalf of sellers Varium Limited, represented by majority shareholder Chris Gates and the management team. Ascott specialises in the production and...

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