Labour & European Law Review
04 December 2019
Although women are saving more for their retirement than ever, men benefit on average from an additional £78,000 in their pension pot at retirement (...).
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held in Brooks v Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust that when considering an appeal against an award for costs, tribunals can take into account whether the claimant relied on legal advice indicating that they had a reasonable chance of success. However, positive legal advice does not automatically protect claimants against an award (…).
Generally legal advice given to a client is privileged (and therefore confidential) unless it can be shown to have been “iniquitous” or underhand. In Curless v Shell International Ltd, the Court of Appeal held that advice in an email which talked about using the context of a reorganisation to make an employee redundant who was pursuing a tribunal claim was covered by legal privilege (...).