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News: Contract Law

Business contract law: Executive sued for misrepresentation

28 January 2009

The importance of employment law training has been highlighted by a court case filed against the former top executive of Cheltenham Borough Council.Christine Laird is being accused of using "fraudulent or ...


Proposed equality measures 'highlight employment law training'

26 January 2009

Measures are being proposed to ensure businesses are not unfairly dismissing female workers, which could highlight the need for training in employment law.Female ministers have suggested the Equality and Human ...


Business contract law: 7 times more confidentiality cases in 2008

26 January 2009

The increasing number of former employees establishing rival firms has highlighted the need for business contract law training.Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) advises companies to include both confidentiality...


Training 'could provide defence against harassment claims'

20 January 2009

A company which has offered training in discrimination and equality policies could have a defence against allegations of harassment, a law firm asserts.David Hoey, speaking on behalf of law firm Brechin Tindall...


ECJ ruling 'could create need for contract law training'

20 January 2009

A new ruling in the European court of justice (ECJ) could introduce a need for contract law training among managers dealing with employment issues.It has held workers who are currently on long-term sick leave r...


Training 'highlights contract dangers posed by pay cuts'

20 January 2009

Employers may need contract law training if they are to correctly handle imposing a pay cut on their staff, an expert asserts.Rachel Dineley, a partner at legal firm Beachcroft, tells Personnel Today making a u...


CRR review 'may lead to new contract training'

16 January 2009

A report by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has recommended contracts rights renewal (CRR) restrictions on ITV should be relaxed, putting legal training in the spotlight as the company may have to update its p...


Contract law training: more firms suing their legal advisors

15 January 2009

The importance of contract law training has been emphasised by the increasing number of businesses pursuing legal action against their advisors.Richard Portlock, a partner at Blake Lapthorn, tells the Lawyer th...


Contract law training 'highlighted by staff poaching loophole'

14 January 2009

Contract law training has been highlighted by a clause which could be open to misuse in the National Health Service's (NHS') terms and condition for non-clinical temporary staff.Tom Hadley, the Recruitment and ...


Covenant breach 'shows need for contract law training'

07 January 2009

The importance of contract law training has been highlighted by a multi-media group which has received notification that it is in breach of its banking covenants.Sports Media Group (SMG), the publisher of the D...


Dow dispute 'shows importance of contract law training'

06 January 2009

The importance of business contract law training has been highlighted by a dispute between the US's largest chemical manufacturer and Kuwait.Plans to create a $17.4 billion (£11.9 billion) joint venture wi...


Discrimination training highlighted by HBOS case

05 January 2009

The importance of equal opportunities training has been highlighted by an ex-manager at HBOS who is suing the firm and two senior bosses for sex, race and religious discrimination.Mona Awad is seeking £16....


Business contract law dispute 'leaves Ukraine without gas'

02 January 2009

Russian gas company Gazprom has cut off the country of Ukraine after a business contract law dispute, which emphasises the importance of training in this legislative area. The disagreement surrounds renegotiati...