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Bianca Venkata has written an article for Lexis® PSL on NHS Pension Schemes – proposed amendments to regulations.

Bianca Venkata has recently been published in Lexis Nexis® PSL. Her article provides a short overview of the proposed amendments of Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to the National Health Service Pension Scheme Regulations 1995 (1995 Regs). On the 5th December 2022, DHSC launched a consultation regarding proposed amendments to the 1995 regulations. The background to the consultation was a desire to make it more attractive for NHS employees to work for longer and thereby reduce NHS waiting times and retain the skills and knowledge of experienced NHS employees. The key reform proposals include allowing pensionable re-employment for retired members of the 1995 Scheme, allowing partial retirement for members who wish to continue working while reducing their hours and drawing…

Legal Blog & Publications, Employment, Pensions 22 May, 2023

Andrew Allen KC to speak at 22 KCs event

Andrew Allen KC will be speaking at the upcoming Michael Rubenstein event entitled ’22 KCs on the Hot Employment Law Issues 2022 – 23′. This will be held on the 29th – 30th September 2022. Michael Rubenstein Conferences, a company who organise high-level employment and discrimination law conferences, will be holding the upcoming conference ’22 KC’s on the Hot Employment Law Issues 2022 – 23′. The event will involve 22 hot topics being explored by 22 of Britain’s top employment and discrimination law silks. Outer Temple’s Andrew Allen KC, who specialises in employment and discrimination law, will be speaking at this event on 30th September, on the topic of ‘Recent Cases on Privacy, restricting Publicity and Anonymity’. Please click here to…

Events, Employment 21 Sep, 2022

Event: After Forstater: Sex and Gender in the Workplace- 21st September 2022

Join Outer Temple Chambers and guests for an upcoming seminar hosted by Andrew Allen QC and Naomi Cunningham named ‘After Forstater: Sex and Gender in the Workplace’. This will take place on Wednesday 21st September 2022. You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers for a discussion hosted by Andrew Allen QC and Naomi Cunningham on sex and gender in the workplace and employment law. Within the talk, Andrew and Naomi will analyse recent legal developments and provide practical tips and advice. This event will be useful for both claimant and respondent solicitors. The event is hybrid and will take place at Outer Temple Chambers in London on Wednesday 21st September 2022 from 6 pm – 7:30 pm as well…

Events, Employment 22 Jul, 2022

Naomi Cunningham is published in DLA Briefings Vol 74

Naomi Cunningham has been published in the latest Discrimination Law Association Briefing paper on the latest Forstater v CGD Europe EAT decision. Naomi’s article was included in the DLA November briefing paper (Vol 74, 987-1000 Nov 2021) on the subject of gender critical beliefs following the recent EAT decision in Forstater v CGD Europe Ltd [2021] UKEAT/0105/20/JOJ. Her article looks at the facts of the case and the implications for practitioners going forward. Read the full briefing here. Discrimination Law Association Journal This DLA journal provides accessible and authoritative analysis of the latest developments in discrimination law. The publication takes a complainant-oriented perspective and cover all areas of discrimination law.  Briefings contains editorials with analytical overviews of current issues, discussions…

Employment 9 Nov, 2021

Accessing the Other Side’s Computers? Imaging and Inspection Orders

In this article, Peter Linstead considers the use of applications for orders permitting a search of a defendant’s computers and electronic devices, including why they are useful and also their limitations. Applications for orders permitting a search of a defendant’s computers and electronic devices are routinely sought in cases involving employee competition and claims based on the misappropriation of IP.  This is commonly at the outset of proceedings, in tandem with an interim injunction application. The High Court has been receptive to these applications in the last few years, to varying degrees.  This article considers the reasons for, and the limits of, these applications, including a recent pronouncement on the relevant principles by the Court of Appeal. Peter’s article can…

Commercial, Legal Blog & Publications, Employment 11 Mar, 2021

Peter Linstead publishes book on Employee Competition

Peter Linstead, a specialist in employment and commercial law from Outer Temple Chambers, has written a new handbook on Employee Competition; “Restraining Competition by Employees – A Practical Guide to Restrictive Covenants, Injunctions and Other Remedies”. “Restraining Competition by Employees – A Practical Guide to Restrictive Covenants, Injunctions and Other Remedies” is published by Law Brief Publishing.  Click here for further information or to purchase a copy. The purpose of the book is to create an easily accessible, indexed guide to this area of law, which is often regarded as highly specialist, even within the employment law community.  Whilst fully up to date and covering all areas of importance, it is designed to enable solicitors and barristers to gain knowledge…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, Employment, Employment 15 Feb, 2021

‘Employing precautions’ Bianca Venkata published in the Solicitors Journal

Bianca Venkata has been published in the July 2020 edition of the Solicitors Journal for her article considering the impact of the pandemic on employment firms. Bianca provides an overview of the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on employment law firms, litigation in the employment tribunal, and health and safety and GDPR considerations in the work place. She also considers the balance between protecting vulnerable groups from covid-19 with avoiding discrimination. Bianca looks at the potential for future litigation arising out of employment discrimination, particularly with regards to employers who adopt policies based on the vulnerability of particular groups to the virus. Bianca’s article has been published in the July edition of the Solicitors Journal and can be read here.…

Legal Blog & Publications, Employment 21 Jul, 2020

A practical guide to interim relief in the Employment Tribunal

Employment Tribunals may well face an increase in interim relief applications arising from concerns from those returning to work after lockdown. Andrew Allen QC provides a practical guide for both employees and employers. There has been considerable speculation about the potential for applications in the employment tribunal for interim relief to continue the employment contract, being brought by employees who have raised concerns about the safety of returning to their workplace after lockdown and who have been dismissed. Andrew Allen QC provides a practical guide to the situations in which an employee can and cannot make such applications and sets out the legal tests and hurdles to be overcome for those making and defending such applications. Introduction Sections 128 to…

Legal Blog & Publications, Employment 18 May, 2020

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