BlogPosts From December 2015

Family

Celebrating Family Businesses across the Cotswolds

Each year, Cotswold Life’s Business and Professional Magazine invites industry experts from across the Cotswolds to highlight the region’s best family businesses in a number of categories for The Annual Cotswold Life Family Business Awards. Head of Private Client and Partner at BPE, Elizabeth Saunders, was among them.

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Employment

Could imposing a pay cut on your employees trigger collective consultation obligations?

The concept of “redundancy” for collective consultation purposes has always been interpreted quite widely. However, businesses may now need to think even more “creatively” following a recent European case, which found that an employee resigning in response to a pay cut imposed by an employer for economic reasons should be treated as a “redundancy” and should be taken into account in deciding whether the threshold for collective consultation was triggered.

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Employment

Early Conciliation - How relevant is it to an application to amend a claim?

We all know that Claimant’s need to commence Early Conciliation through ACAS in the majority of employment disputes prior to issuing a Tribunal Claim. There are a number of interesting possibilities that arise in relation to Early Conciliation. One arose in the case of Science Warehouse Ltd v Mills where the EAT clarified what would happen where a claim had already been commenced and an application to include additional elements in the claim is made.

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