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Confidentiality Clauses in Settlement Agreements

Confidentiality clauses in settlement agreements have become for all intents and purposes a standard term of such agreements. Nevertheless, such clauses are not always enforceable. Moreover, the recent football sexual abuse scandal and the current debate over sexual harassment in the workplace, have led to confidentiality clauses being dubbed “gagging clauses”. Confidentiality Clauses in Settlement […]

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Upcoming Employment Law Changes 2017/2018

There are a number of important employment law changes coming up. These include the following:- Gender Pay Gap Reporting The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 came in to force from the 6th April 2017. Under these regulations, all organisations who employ 250 or more people are required to report on gender […]

Settlement Agreement News

There have been 2 recent decisions in relation to Settlement Agreements. When considering the wording of a settlement agreement, the Courts will usually interpret it with respect to its conventional meaning. In the case of Khanty-Mansiysk Recoveries Ltd v Forsters LLP [2016] EWHC 522 (Comm), the settled claim was defined as: “… any claim, potential […]