More than 40 attendees from the RePLY networking group enjoyed a talk and a tour at Renishaw’s assembly facility in Woodchester, Stroud.
A round up of last month and what the Construction & Engineering team have been up to recently.Read More
Last year saw two judgments which were highly critical of contractors’ claims based on allegedly unforeseen ground conditions. Both cases illustrated the need for contractors to act on contractual terms which require them to satisfy themselves of the site conditions in which they will operate, and demonstrate that a failure to do so will preclude successful claims for variations based on unforeseen ground conditions.Read More
Parties in dispute sometimes chose to resolve matters by arbitration rather than court action. Arbitration has many advantages over litigation and is always worth considering when drafting a contract or dealing with a dispute. However, it is not always the most suitable forum for dispute resolution and so the decision to have an arbitration clause in your contract should not be taken lightly.Read More
It's long been the case that an employer can be liable for the acts of its employees if the acts are closely connected with their employment. But what if the employee’s actions are “rogue” or unexpected? Is the employer liable then? Morrisons are currently defending a High Court claim brought by nearly 2,000 of its staff, which will explore this question.Read More
Chris Aldridge looks at the Court of Appeal’s decision of Griffiths v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions  EWCA (Civ) 1265 which considered an employer’s duty to make reasonable adjustments for a disabled employee, and whether that duty applied to an attendance management policy.Read More