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Four specialist barristers in landmark multiple derivative and ESG case

Andrew Short QC, David E. Grant QC, Helen Pugh and Gus Baker, of Outer Temple’s Pensions and Commercial team, have been instructed in a landmark multiple derivative and ESG case. In this case two members of one of the largest pension schemes in the UK made a novel attempt to obtain the court’s permission to bring a derivative claim against the directors of the corporate trustee of the pension scheme. In a detailed judgment dismissing the application, Mr Justice Leech provides welcome clarification on the test to be applied to multiple derivative actions. Such actions continue to be governed by the Foss v Harbottle common law test in contrast to single derivative actions which are now governed by the Companies Act 2006. Further, in one…

Commercial, News, Pensions 25 May, 2022

Coronavirus and Health & Safety Dismissals: The Emploment Rights Act

Gus Baker looks at Sections 44 and 100 of the Employment Rights Act in relation to coronavirus and health and safety dismissals. Gus Baker has produced a guide concerning health and safety dismissals and detriments under sections 44 and 100 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 in the time of Coronavirus. The guide provides a detailed look at how and when employees will accrue protection under the Act for taking unilateral action to protect their safety including: When can employees who consider themselves at risk of infection refuse to attend work? Can staff insist on wearing face masks? Can employers make employees redundant if they refuse to take part in activities they consider would be risky? Read the full guide…

Covid-19, Employment during Covid-19, News 16 Apr, 2020

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