High Court finds in favour of novel duty of care on employers (or quasi-employers) to protect against economic loss by providing an “ethically safe” work environment

In a recent decision, the High Court has awarded a former partner of Ernst & Young (EY) damages exceeding $11 million, broadly equating to past and future earnings for the rest of his career: Rihan v Ernst & Young (Global) Ltd [2020] EWHC 901 (QB). The claimant, Mr Rihan, was a whistle-blower who publicly disclosed suspected irregularities arising … Read more

Court of Appeal upholds strict interpretation of the “Duomatic” principle, which allows informal shareholder approval of company decisions

In a recent decision, the Court of Appeal reconfirmed that the Duomatic principle can only apply where all shareholders have approved the relevant act of the company. It is not enough that a relevant individual would have approved the act had they known about it: Dickinson v NAL Realisations (Staffordshire) Ltd [2019] EWCA CIV 2146. … Read more