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Recent case law highlights the subjective nature of what constitutes breach of contract


Recent case law has confirmed the level of difficulty encountered when attempting to persuade the courts to intervene at an early stage in trust disciplinary proceedings.

That the courts may intervene where it is deemed appropriate was clearly stated in Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2011] UKSC 58, in which Lord Dyson said that where an employer starts a disciplinary process in breach of an express term of the employment contract ‘it is open to the employee to seek an injunction to stop the process and/or to seek an appropriate declaration’.

Read the full article, by Michael Uberoi and James Leonard, in The Lawyer Magazine.

Barristers: James Leonard
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