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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 [...]

4 04, 2017

Shared Appreciation Mortgages – Potential Claim

By | April 4th, 2017|Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Real Estate|

Christopher Philpot, Senior Associate in Teacher Stern’s dispute resolution department, has been interviewed on the BBC’s One Show in relation to a potential claim being organised against both Bank of Scotland and Barclays for compensation relating to Shared Appreciation Mortgages that were sold between 1996 – 1998. The programme was aired on BBC One on Monday 3rd April 2017 at [...]

3 04, 2017

Third Party Rights: Macris v FCA

By | April 3rd, 2017|Dispute Resolution|

Section 393 of the Financial Services and Markets “FSMA” Act 2000 provides that, if an FCA warning or decision notice “identifies”, prejudicially, an individual who is not the subject of the notice, that individual must be given the opportunity to respond to the criticism made, before the notice is made public. As prejudicial comments by the FCA can cause significant, [...]

29 03, 2017

Immigration Legal Update: Article 50 Triggered

By | March 29th, 2017|Immigration|

Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty was triggered today which starts a period of negotiation between the UK and EU on the terms of the UK’s exit from the EU. How may this affect you? Article 50 formally triggers the process that will lead to the UK leaving the EU. The UK will not leave the EU until that process [...]

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