European Court finds rules prohibiting the wearing of Islamic headscarf do not constitute direct discrimination

March 16, 2017

However, it is not an “occupational requirement” preventing a finding of discrimination if an employer takes into account the wishes of a customer to no longer have the employer’s services provided by a worker wearing an Islamic headscarf. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has made its first findings and provided previously absent guidance, in two… Read more »

Case summary: Monroe v Hopkins [2017] EWHC 433 (QB)

March 13, 2017

Judgment was handed down in the much publicised case of Monroe v Hopkins on Friday, 10 March 2017.  Libel cases over tweets are becoming increasingly common and the decision of Mr Justice Warby in this case again highlights that what is said on social media is subject to the same libel laws as elsewhere. In… Read more »

LLP member forfeits profits for breach of fiduciary duties

March 3, 2017

The recent case of Hosking v Marathon Asset Management LLP [2016] EWHC 2418 (Ch) (05 October 2016) provides a salutary example of the consequences of a breach of fiduciary duties by a member of a limited liability partnership (LLP). In confirming that the principle of forfeiture can apply to profit share when a member breaches… Read more »