Monday, 6 December 2010

Are you finding your cases are being postponed due to a lack of availability of judges?

Please tell me if this has happened to you recently? Is it just me or is it on the increase?

Are you late for CPD points?

There is a new provider on the scene which is great for quick and easy provision of CPD points in employment law. See They offer the following courses:

Compensation in Discrimination Claims

The New Acas code of Practice on discipline and grievance

Public Interest Disclosure Act

The Right to Flexible Working

and Redundancy

All courses are 2 CPD points at £29.99 each or 10 CPD points for £99 - assessment is done by a simple multiple choice exam!

Book Review - Drafting Employment Contracts

I have been asked to review the latest offering from the Law Society and Gillian Howard

Drafting Employment Contracts' is not just a collection of employment contract precedents as you might imagine but is a vital addition to any employment practitioner's shelves. There is detailed exploration of a plethora of topics the employment contract's architect may have to consider before starting to draft. The chapter on 'Different types of Contract is detailed and involves thorny issues such as, who is an employee and who is an agency worker. In addition all of the usual topics pertinent to an employment contract are covered such as, restrictive covenants and disciplinary/grievance procedures. What sets this book apart is the entertaining manner in which it is written, I particularly liked the chapter on the 'Martini contract':'any time,any place, anywhere.' Gillian Howard's latest offering represents a well overdue guide to the drafting of contracts, which fills a vacuum in this vital subject.

Charles Price, Barrister

No5 Chambers