In response to recent publicity around the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), in particular allegations that some employers have deliberately misused them to prevent reporting of sexual harassment, discrimination and whistleblowing, workplace rights body ACAS has published new advice to help employers and workers understand what NDAs are and how to prevent their misuse.
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Why 'without prejudice' wording does not create a magical force field of legal protection around documents
There is an ongoing misconception that labelling any document 'without prejudice' creates a magical legal force field around it, making it inadmissible in any subsequent proceedings. A recent construction adjudication enforcement case illustrates why this is not the case and hints at how to use 'without prejudice' wording to give the best chance of protecting documents from being relied on in dispute resolution proceedings.
With the news that, on average, one British person a week is travelling to Switzerland to end their life it has been reported that Justice Secretary Robert Buckland is actively considering a ban on assisted suicide in the UK. Here, we consider how an individual can make a statement to communicate their wishes in terms of end of life care and to what extent.
Fans of the TV series "Cold Feet" might have felt that, with Pete's role as a juror and Adam's recent employment issues, legal matters have been at the forefront of the latest series. The passing of Jenny's mother Barbara in a recent episode also demonstrated what can happen when someone passes away and the terms of their Will cause disputes among the family.
The most recent Scottish Budget was delivered by Public Finance Minister Kate Forbes in early February 2020. Here we look at some of the headline items from that Budget, which unusually came before the overall UK Budget is announced due to the latter being delayed until March.