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(3) Deduction from wages claims: contracts that are illegal or ultra vires

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(3) Deduction from wages claims: contracts that are illegal or ultra vires

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(3)     Deduction from wages claims: contracts that are illegal or ultra vires

The general common law principles on illegal contracts apply in this context. As a result, if the contract upon which an unauthorised deduction from wages claim is based is held to be void for illegality – whether under statute or at common law – the tribunal will have no jurisdiction to hear the claim. This area of law, including the Supreme Court decision in Patel v Mirza [2016] UKSC 42, [2017] AC

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