In the combined appeals of Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd and The Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police v Hextall, the Court of Appeal has ruled that it is not unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex – whether direct, indirect, or because of the operation of the sex equality clause implied into all terms of work by the Equality Act 2010 (EA 2010) – for men to be paid less on shared parental leave than birth mothers are paid on statutory maternity leave. In this Case Law Update the SMB Employment Team look at the key facts of each case, the legal principles that apply and how the Court reached its decision, highlighting the implications for employers when developing or reviewing their policies.
SMB’s Film and TV Team has advised its client 42, the UK/US management and production company (Outside the Wire, Watership Down), on the production, financing and distribution arrangements for its new film Silent Twins.Read more
In a judgment handed down on Tuesday 19th January, SMB won a claim to recover the domain name blackjack.com on behalf of our client, Hanger Holdings.Read more
SMB’s Media Team have advised FAE Film and Television Limited on the production and financing of new film Save The Cinema for Sky Cinema.Read more