Employment Appeal Tribunal finds penalty rule did not apply where no breach relied on

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the rule against penalties did not apply where an employer imposed certain contractual provisions (which required the employee to resell shares at acquisition cost and to forfeit loan notes) following an employee’s resignation, without alleging any breach of contract on the part of the employee: Nosworthy v … Read more

Supreme Court considers loss of chance in professional negligence claim

The Supreme Court has given a rare judgment on the court’s approach to awarding damages for a “loss of a chance” in a professional negligence claim: Perry v Raleys Solicitors [2019] UKSC 5. The decision confirms the approach laid down by the Court of Appeal in Allied Maples Group Ltd v Simmons & Simmons (a firm) [1995] 1 … Read more