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Deluxe Art & Theme Limited v Beck Interiors Limited [2016] EWHC 238 (TCC).

12/02/2016 | Nik Haria
Today Judgment was handed down in the case of Deluxe Art & Theme Limited v Beck Interiors Limited EWHC 238 (TCC). The case is of significance because it is the first time the Court has provid

Today Judgment was handed down in the case of Deluxe Art & Theme Limited v Beck Interiors Limited [2016] EWHC 238 (TCC).

The case is of significance because it is the first time the Court has provided guidance on a wider interpretation of Paragraph 8(1) of Part 1 of the Scheme for Construction Contracts (England and Wales) Regulations 1998 (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2011.

It was held that Paragraph 8(1) applies to circumstances where the same adjudicator is adjudicating in respect of two separate adjudications, under the same contract, at the same time.  In such circumstances the Court has held that in order for the adjudicator to proceed in the second adjudication, the consent of the parties is required.

Accordingly, Beck were able to resist enforcement of an adjudicator’s decision in this case as the adjudicator did not have the consent of the parties in respect of a subsequent adjudication under the same contract.

 

The Claimant, Deluxe Art &The Limited, was represented by Mr Choat of Atkin Chambers and the Defendant, Beck Interiors Limited, was represented by Ms. Brenna Conroy of Hardwicke Chambers instructed by Nik Haria of Rosenblatt.

What constitutes harassment in the workplace?

17/02/2016
What constitutes harassment in the workplace? Bullying and harassment in the workplace is unwelcome and unwarranted, detrimental action towards someone in the workforce but it can be hard to tell w

What constitutes harassment in the workplace? Bullying and harassment in the workplace is unwelcome and unwarranted, detrimental action towards someone in the workforce but it can be hard to tell where strong management crosses into abuse.

Harassment can be characterized as unwanted conduct related to a protected characteristic that is intended to degrade, humiliate, intimidate, offend or violate someone’s dignity.

Bullying is insulting behaviour which is intended to injure, degrade, humiliate, or undermine the recipient. This can be through abuse of power.

It can be difficult to provide sufficient evidence that the behaviour engaged in was not simply supervision, constructive criticism and setting the employee achievable challenges. It is important to identify if bullying or harassment happens due to discrimination. Discrimination can be different treatment on account of an individual’s gender, race, sexuality, age, religion or disability.

Harassment in the workplace should be taken seriously by employers – it can have a serious effect on your reputation and result in legal action being taken against you. The Equality Act means that an employer can be held responsible for third part harassment.

Thorough record keeping and the development and maintenance of company policies and a commitment statement will help ensure you are taking sufficient action to preventing harassment.

It is also vital that complaints are treated seriously. Managers and supervisors should be correctly trained on how to deal with reports of bullying or harassment; clearly state that harassment is not lawful and may be treated as a disciplinary offence. Ensure that yor policy includes reference to formal and informal grievance procedures – with timelines. Confirm confidentiality for any complaint.

To ensure you are fully informed about what constitutes bullying, harassment and discrimination this infographic sets out a brief guide on how each term is defined, and what your company can do to prevent harassment in the workplace.

Rosenblatt act for the Shareholder/Managers of Ingenious Asset Management Holdings Limited

05/02/2016 | Jon Lovitt
Rosenblatt acted for the Shareholder/Managers of Ingenious Asset Management Holdings Limited in relation to the sale, (expected to complete by April, subject to obtaining regulatory consent) of the C

Rosenblatt acted for the Shareholder/Managers of Ingenious Asset Management Holdings Limited in relation to the sale, (expected to complete by April, subject to obtaining regulatory consent) of the Company to Tilney Bestinvest Limited, a Company owned ultimately by Permira Private Equity. The acquisition is expected to create a wealth management business with £11.2bn assets under management.

Jon Lovitt, Philip Alfandary and Amanpreet Bhandal from Rosenblatt’s corporate team advised the management in relation to the transaction with support from Andrea London and Richard Freedman from Rosenblatt’s employment department.

 

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