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5 10, 2017

Kick Off – Deciding whether to Litigate or Arbitrate in Football Disputes

By | October 5th, 2017|Dispute Resolution, Sport|

On 4 September 2017, the High Court determined an appeal in the case of Wilfried Guemiand Bony v Gilbert Francis Kacou & Ors [2017] EWHC 2146 (Ch). The primary question before the court was whether the proceedings brought by Mr Bony, a professional footballer, should be stayed to allow the matter to be decided under the Football Association’s Rule K [...]

4 09, 2017

Partner Philip Rubens comments on “Courtly Competition” in The Economist

By | September 4th, 2017|Dispute Resolution, Services|

LOFTILY as they may disdain the profit motive, Britain’s judges are, on a national level, money-spinners. English law is often specified as the one under which commercial contracts are to be interpreted and enforced. And disputes often end up being heard in British courts. But, like any business, the law is competitive, and other jurisdictions want to snatch a share [...]

22 08, 2017

Breakfast Seminar: Practical Steps To Be Ready For The GDPR

By | August 22nd, 2017|Services|

When: Thursday 28th September 2017 8:00am arrival for a 8:30am start Where: Teacher Stern Offices, 37 - 41 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4JH What: With less than a year to go before the GDPR becomes enforceable, all businesses, if they haven’t done so already, need to start taking the GDPR seriously. In this seminar we will discuss the steps that [...]

1 08, 2017

High Court reinforces specialist function of Central London County Court TCC

By | August 1st, 2017|Construction, Dispute Resolution, Services|

Following an emphatic victory for our Claimant client in the Technology and Construction Division of Central London County Court, the Defendant tried to appeal,  challenging almost every finding of fact. In the High Court Kerr J dismissed the application for permission to appeal, referring by analogy to the Court of Appeal’s unwillingness to investigate findings of fact made by the [...]

25 07, 2017

Practical Steps To Be Ready For The GDPR

By | July 25th, 2017|Commercial, Corporate, Hotels, Leisure & Retail, Human Resources & Recruitment, Real Estate, Technology, Media & Telecoms|

With less than a year to go before the GDPR becomes enforceable, all businesses, if they haven’t done so already, need to start taking the GDPR seriously. The increased levels of potential fines have hit the headlines, but the GDPR is about much more than that. It’s about bringing data protection to the forefront of a business’ structure and culture [...]

11 07, 2017

Employment Case Law Update: Defining “public interest” in whistleblowing claims

By | July 11th, 2017|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Recent Transactions|

The Court of Appeal’s judgment in Chesterton Global Limited & Another v Mohamed Nurmohamed was handed down late yesterday. This is an immensely important judgment in the field of employment law and whistleblowing, in that it defines what the public interest is for the purposes of whistleblowing claims. Public Concern at Work (PcAW) intervened in the Court Appeal proceedings, reinforcing [...]

29 06, 2017

Lawyers to target banks on shared appreciation mortgage borrowers

By | June 29th, 2017|About Us, Dispute Resolution|

Thousands of borrowers who took out shared appreciation mortgages with Bank of Scotland or Barclays in the 1990s are being urged by a law firm to join a new legal battle against the banks. The law firm, Teacher Stern, has spent more than a year tracking down borrowers who took the loans and This is Money can reveal that they [...]

30 05, 2017

Managing Sickness Absence Seminar and Q&A

By | May 30th, 2017|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment|

In this seminar we will cover how to deal with the difficult issues associated with sickness absence, disability and reasonable adjustments and how to minimise the risk of Employment Tribunal claims. Following the seminar there will be a Question and Answer session on Employment Law, HR, Immigration, Pay and Reward Issues. Refreshments will be provided. When: Tuesday 27 June 2017, 5:30pm - 7:00pm Where: [...]

1 05, 2017

Teacher Stern Announces Partner Promotion

By | May 1st, 2017|About Us, Dispute Resolution, New Appointments, Our People|

Teacher Stern is pleased to announce that with effect from 1 May 2017, Clare Toomer will become a Junior Partner in the firm.  Clare joined Teacher Stern as a trainee in 2008 and after qualifying into the Commercial Dispute Resolution department has gone from strength to strength. Clare has been part of the continuing growth of the department and her [...]

6 04, 2017

Welcome to the Insolvency Rules 2016

By | April 6th, 2017|Dispute Resolution, Services|

After a number of years of consultation the long awaited Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016 will finally come into effect today. The new regulations aim to provide a modern and concise guide for Insolvency Practitioners and other relevant stakeholders and will consolidate various amendments made to the original rules introduced in 1986. If these intended reforms work, they will [...]

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