Archive for the 'remuneration' Category

Lord Chief Justice wanted a pay rise for judges – Daily Telegraph

“The country’s most senior judge has demanded a pay rise for senior members of the judiciary, it has emerged.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 22nd March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Court of appeal clears bankers to sue Commerzbank over bonuses – The Guardian

“The court of appeal yesterday cleared the way for more than 100 investment bankers to sue Commerzbank over unpaid bonuses in one of the highest profile cases to emerge from the financial crisis.’

Full story

The Guardian, 8th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Oversupply of lawyers to drive down costs, says Green – Law Society’s Gazette

“The oversupply of qualified lawyers denied entry to the profession has led to a ‘burgeoning body of paralegals’ that will have a profound effect on solicitors and barristers, former bar chairman Nick Green QC said last week.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd February 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Ricky Hatton settles £1.4m wages claim – The Independent

“Ex-boxer Ricky Hatton has settled a £1.4 million claim for unpaid wages from his former trainer. Hatton today reached an undisclosed but ‘mutually acceptable’ deal with Billy Graham on the third day of a hearing at Manchester’s Civil Justice Centre.”

Full story

The Independent, 8th December 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Legal aid lawyers were struggling even before the cuts – The Guardian

“These are dark days for junior legal aid lawyers. Even before the cuts to the legal aid budget were announced last month, they were struggling to get by on salaries that are among the lowest in the public sector (£16,650 for trainee solicitors and £10,000 for trainee barristers, rising to little more than £25,000 after several years in the job). Now they’re bracing themselves for their practices to be decimated as many of their clients lose eligibility for state funding.”

Full story

The Guardian, 3rd December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina v Belton – WLR Daily

Regina v Belton [2010] WLR (D) 283

“The offence of misconduct in public office was not restricted to office holders in receipt of remuneration.”

WLR Daily, 10th November 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

ENE Kos 1 Ltd v Petroleo Brasileiro SA – WLR Daily

ENE Kos 1 Ltd v Petroleo Brasileiro SA [2010] EWCA Civ 772; [2010] WLR (D) 173

“A shipowner who withdrew his vessel from a charterer’s service for non-payment of hire while cargo was on board the vessel and required the charterer to remove the cargo from the vessel, was not entitled to remuneration, in the absence of accident, emergency or necessity, unless expressly or impliedly agreed. The owner could recover expenses incurred in taking care of the cargo in the course of the operation to discharge it. The owner could claim the cost of maintaining a guarantee on a counterclaim for wrongful withdrawal of the vessel as part of the costs awarded to him in the counterclaim.”

WLR Daily, 8th July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

FSA to seek exemption for the City from from tough EU rules on bankers’ pay – Daily Telegraph

“The City watchdog is considering whether Britain can claim exemption from European laws that will introduce the toughest pay restrictions in the world.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 7th July 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Alemo-Herron and Others v Parkwood Leisure Ltd – Times Law Reports

Alemo-Herron and Others v Parkwood Leisure Ltd

Court of Appeal

“After a competitive transfer to the private sector of local authority services, and thence to further private-sector employment, the second private employers were not bound by a collective pay settlement agreed between the local authority and trade unions.”

The Times, 15th February 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Alemo-Herron and others v Parkwood Leisure Ltd – WLR Daily

Alemo-Herron and others v Parkwood Leisure Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 24; [2010] WLR (D) 16

“In the case of a competitive transfer to the private sector of local authority services, and thence to further private sector employment, the employers, in not having abided by the terms relating to pay in a collective bargaining pay settlement agreed between the local authority and trade unions, had not made an unlawful deduction from wages; and an entitlement within the agreement to pay increases was not enforceable against the employers under reg 5(1) of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981.”

WLR Daily, 1st February 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Freedom of information – update on recent FoI cases – Law Society’s Gazette

“The recent controversy over bonuses paid to civil servants employed by the Ministry of Defence highlights the public interest in salaries and bonuses of public sector officials.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 10th December 2009

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Written evidence on judicial fees and salaries – Ministry of Justice

“Tables showing judicial salaries and fees, following the government’s decision about the level of pay for legally qualified tribunals judiciary.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 1st December 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Government to implement Walker reforms on pay and governance – HM Treasury

“The Government will move quickly to implement the reforms of bank pay and governance proposed today by Sir David Walker. Sir David’s review was commissioned by the Government earlier this year to explore failures of corporate governance and management of banks.  His final report suggests a series of reforms to strengthen the role of shareholders, improve the quality of bank boards, and to increase transparency of pay and bonus policies.”

Full press release

HM Treasury, 26th November 2009

Source: www.hm-treasury.gov.uk

Bonuses for lawyers who seize criminal assets ‘risk undermining justice’ – The Times

“Crown Prosecution Service lawyers are receiving personal bonuses linked to their success in confiscating criminal assets, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 31st October 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Lawyers ‘exploit’ legal aid cash – BBC News

“Lawyers received tens of millions of pounds more than they were entitled to in legal aid payments last year, the government auditor has said.”

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BBC News, 29th October 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Solicitors overpaid millions by LSC for legal aid work – Law Society’s Gazette

“Solicitors have been overpaid nearly £25m for legal aid work, public spending watchdog the National Audit Office (NAO) reported today.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 29th October 2009

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Q&A: New restaurant tipping laws – BBC News

“New rules on tipping and service charges have come into force in the UK.”

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BBC News, 30th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bankers sue for £30m in bonuses – The Guardian

“Former and current employees of a German-owned investment bank today lodged a high court claim for £30m in unpaid bonuses.”

Full story

The Guardian, 8th September 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Boomerang’ council bosses face investigation – Daily Telegraph

“Council chief executives who resign with large pay-offs before being rehired by another local authority are to be investigated by the spending watchdog.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 26th August 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

City minister promises new crackdown on bonus culture – The Guardian

“The government is prepared to take further steps to clamp down on City bonuses after the Financial Services Authority today [12 August]  published a watered-down code on bankers’ pay.”

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The Guardian, 12th August 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Trainee barristers are being offered annual salary on a par with MPs – The Times

“Aspiring lawyers are now being offered as much as £60,000 a year, almost the same as an MP’s salary, before they even qualify.”

Full story

The Times, 6th August 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Bar flies in the face of the recession with turnover hikes across the board – The Lawyer

“The bar appears to be on the brink of a boom period, despite leading litigators warning that the anticipated litigation tsunami has failed to materialise.”

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The Lawyer, 20th July 2009

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Pay gap points to discrimination – Law Society’s Gazette

“Women solicitors earn 29% less than their male colleagues, the Gazette can reveal this week. The Law Society’s latest salary survey showed only a slight narrowing of the pay gap between the sexes compared with the previous year’s figure of 32%.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 9th July 2009

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Darling rules out radical changes in City white paper – The Guardian

” Alistair Darling stepped back today from a radical overhaul of Britain’s banks when he ruled out caps on bankers’ pay or breaking up the biggest City institutions.”

Full story

The Guardian, 9th July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bankers’ pay curbed under new City rules – The Times

“Banking executives will have their pay linked to long term profitability under new rules designed to prevent a repeat of last year’s financial meltdown.”

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The Times, 8th July 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

MPs’ second jobs to be disclosed – BBC News

“New rules have come into force requiring MPs to disclose all income they receive from second jobs and how much time they devote to them.”

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BBC News, 1st July 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Shot boss wins £160,000 payment – BBC News

“The boss of an overseas firm who was shot four times and seriously injured, and sacked by his employer on the same day, has won a £160,000 pay claim.”

Full story

BBC News, 24th June 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ainsworth and Others v Inland Revenue Commissioners – Times Law Reports

Ainsworth and Others v Inland Revenue Commissioners

House of Lords

“Employees entitled to statutory holiday pay were also entitled to claim its non-payment as an unlawful deduction from wages.”

Times Law Reports, 15th June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Stringer and others v HM Revenue and Customs (On appeal from Inland Revenue Comrs v Ainsworth and others) – WLR Daily

Stringer and others v HM Revenue and Customs (On appeal from Inland Revenue Comrs v Ainsworth and others [2009] UKHL 31; [2009] WLR (D) 178

“Employees were entitled to complain of the non-payment of statutory holiday pay as an unlawful deduction from wages pursuant to ss 13 and 23 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 as well as under regs 13 and 16 or 14 of the Working Time Regulations 1998.”

WLR Daily, 10th June 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Commissioners for Revenue and Customs v Annabel’s (Berkeley Square) Ltd and Others – Times Law Reports

Commissioners for Revenue and Customs v Annabel’s (Berkeley Square) Ltd and Others

Court of Appeal

“Restaurant employers were not entitled to use discretionary tips, gratuities and service charges paid by customers to waiters and bar staff by card or cheque made out to the employer and subsequently transmitted to the workers by a tronc system to top up the pay of their employees to the national minimum wage.”

The Times, 13th May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Minimum wage up to £5.80 an hour – BBC News

“The UK minimum wage will rise by 7p to £5.80 an hour from October, the government has announced.”

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BBC News, 12th May 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Revenue and Customs Commissioners v Annabel’s (Berkeley Square) Ltd and others – WLR Daily

Revenue and Customs Commissioners v Annabel’s (Berkeley Square) Ltd and others; [2009] WLR (D) 149

Money payments made in the form of discretionary service charges by customers to waiters and bar staff by credit or debit card or by cheque, and collected by the proprietor/employer to be transmitted to employees via a ‘tronc’ system (an arrangement for the pooling and distribution to employees), administered by an employee called ‘troncmaster’, did not count towards an employee’s remuneration within the meaning of reg 30(a) of the National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999, to meet the requirement of s 1 of the National Minimum Wage Act 1998.”

WLR Daily, 8th May 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk 

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Mayfair nightclub Annabel’s fined over tips system – The Times

“A prestigious Mayfair nightclub lost a court battle with the taxman yesterday over a tips system that benefited customers and staff.”

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The Times, 8th May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Fair tipping law ‘won’t cost waiters their jobs’ – The Independent

“The restaurant trade’s warning that 45,000 jobs could be lost when ministers outlaw the use of tips to top up the earnings of staff paid less than the minimum wage has been rejected by an official government study.”

Full story

The Independent, 5th May 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Legal aid payments – Ministry of Justice

“The annual list of the highest paid solicitors firms and barristers from legal aid in 2007/08 has been published on the Ministry of Justice website.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 30th April 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

British Airways plc v Williams and Others – Times Law Reports

British Airways plc v Williams and Others

Court of Appeal

“An airline which based its paid annual leave rate for pilots on their basic salary rather than on what they might be expected actually to earn, including supplements, was not in breach of the statutory holiday pay requirements.”

The Times, 28th April 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Sinclair and Another v Glatt and Others – Times Law Reports

Sinclair and Another v Glatt and Others

Court of Appeal

“A court-appointed receiver could have a lien on the property held in a convict’s name even though he had only a bare legal interest in it. A pending financial relief claim of the former wife of the convict had no priority over the receiver’s lien.”

The Times, 16th April 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

British Airways plc v Williams and others – WLR Daily

British Airways plc v Williams and others [2009] EWCA Civ 281; [2009] WLR (D) 126

“An airline which had paid its pilots during the period of their ‘paid annual leave’ by reference to their basic salary, rather than the pay they might expect to earn, including supplements, during a working week, was not in breach of the applicable statutory requirements as to payment of such paid annual leave.”

WLR Daily, 6th April 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Sinclair v Glatt and others – WLR Daily

Sinclair v Glatt and others [2009] EWCA Civ 176; [2009] WLR (D) 97

“A receiver appointed pursuant to s 77 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 to get in the assets of a convicted money launderer was entitled to recover his remuneration, costs and expenses from the realisable assets caught by the order. That right extended to assets to which the convicted person had legal title but which were beneficially owned by someone else.”

WLR Daily, 16th March 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in once of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Unpublished research confirms bar earnings divide – Law Society’s Gazette

“Widely held suspicions that white male barristers earn far more than their female and ethnic-minority colleagues have been confirmed by unpublished research commissioned by the Bar Council.”

Full story

Law Gazette’s Gazette, 5th March 2009

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Trader who received £1.2m bonus can sue for extra £100,000, court rules – The Times

“A City trader who is suing his employer claiming that he was underpaid £100,000 after receiving a £1.2 million bonus has won the right to continue his case.”

Full story

The Times, 11th February 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Bankers consider legal action over bonuses – The Times

“Banks could face legal action by disgruntled workers if they are denied bonuses, a leading employment lawyer said.”

Full story

The Times, 10th February 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Freshfields puts the brake on spiral of law salaries – The Times

“Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, one of Britain’s oldest law firms, yesterday called a ceasefire in a pay war in which starting salaries for City lawyers have risen to more than £90,000.”

Full story

The Times, 10th February 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Call to stop ex-ministers cashing in on contacts – The Independent

“Former ministers can exploit loose and ambiguous guidelines on lobbying to cash in ‘with impunity’ on their inside knowledge of Westminster, a Commons committee warns.”

Full story

The Independent, 5th January 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Law firm bypasses banks to protect partners’ payouts – The Times

“A leading UK law firm has paid its partners £12 million in profits ahead of schedule because it believes that the money will be safer in private rather than corporate bank accounts.”

Full story

The Times, 5th December 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Partners at UK’s ten biggest law firms take home £1.1m in profits – The Times

“Partners at Britain’s ten biggest law firms took home an average of £1.1 million in profits last year.”

Full story

The Times, 19th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Salaries for in-house lawyers defy downturn – The Times

“Salaries for lawyers at the UK’s top companies are defying the economic downturn, according to new research, rising comfortably ahead of inflation.”

Full story

The Times, 23rd October 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Minimum wage rise is now in force – BBC News

“An increase in the national minimum wage from £5.52 to £5.73 an hour for adult workers has come into force.”

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BBC News, 1st October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bankers could sue if FSA action leads to slashed bonuses – OUT-LAW.com

“Bankers could sue their employers if their bonuses are cut in the aftermath of the financial meltdown of the past 10 days, according to one employment law expert who said City workers have a ‘significant expectation’ of large bonuses.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 24th September 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Police want law change to uphold pay decisions – Daily Telegraph

“Police want a change in the law to ensure the Government upholds future pay decisions of independent arbiters.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 21st September 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Minimum wage for apprentices increased by £15 – The Guardian

“The minimum wage for young people in apprenticeships will rise by £15 a week in a bid to boost vocational education, the skills secretary announced today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 9th September 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Re-grading staff could beat discrimination claims, says Acas – OUT-LAW.com

“Employers should undertake job evaluation programmes to avoid being caught up in the escalating number of discrimination claims reaching Employment Tribunals, the Government’s dispute resolution service has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd September 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Employers fear extension of Equalities Bill – The Times

“Business groups are stepping up pressure on the Government amid growing fears that the forthcoming Equalities Bill will set new requirements for pay audits in the private sector and increase other regulations.”

Full story

The Times, 11th August 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Pay apprentices the national minimum wage, TUC demands – The Guardian

“Apprentices must no longer be excluded from the national minimum wage and should earn at least £110 a week, unions demanded today (7 August).”

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The Guardian, 7th August 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Restaurant tipping law to change – BBC News

“Employers are to be banned from using tips and service charges to ‘top up’ staff pay to meet the minimum wage, under government plans.”

Full story

BBC News, 30th July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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