• The Court of Appeal hold that two directors who dismissed an employee for whistleblowing were personally liable for a detriment amounting to dismissal and liable, with the employer, to pay £2m compensation.
• The Court of Appeal rule that Morrisons were vicariously liable for a former employee’s actions is disclosing the personal data of 5,000 employees; there was a seamless connection between his work and the disclosure.
• The Government have published a report summarising the data that employers reported under the first year of mandatory Gender Pay Gap reporting, with 77% revealing that men were paid more than women.
• A new EHRC survey has found that despite 74% of people agreeing that there should be equality for all groups, 42% of Britons have experienced some form of prejudice in the last 12 months.
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 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
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