In-house lawyer tracker for 2019
Produced in partnership with Susanna Heley of RadcliffesLeBrasseur
In-house lawyer tracker for 2019

The following In-house Advisor practice note Produced in partnership with Susanna Heley of RadcliffesLeBrasseur provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • In-house lawyer tracker for 2019
  • Employment & HR
  • Data & privacy
  • Intellectual property
  • Corporate governance
  • Commercial & competition
  • Miscellaneous

This Practice Note, by Susanna Heley of RadcliffesLeBrasseur, highlights key legal and regulatory changes that affect or will affect in-house lawyers in 2019. While some are set in stone, others are more speculative at this stage or subject to the Parliamentary timetable. It was last updated on 12 December 2019.

Employment & HR

CategoryDetailsExpected or actual date
Shared parental leave—sex discriminationChief Constable of Leicestershire Police v Hextall [2019] All ER (D) 18 (Jun)
The Court of Appeal held that employers who pay enhanced contractual maternity pay but only statutory shared parental leave (ShPL) pay for fathers taking ShPL do not directly or indirectly discriminate against men and are not in breach of equality of terms (equal pay) legislation. See report of 29 May 2019.
Appealed on the basis that the claim was properly characterised as an equal terms/pay claim under sections 66 of the Equality Act 2019, rather than an indirect discrimination claim under section 19 (such claims being mutually exclusive).
See: Case tracker—Employment.
Permission to appeal papers lodged on 25 June 2019.
Supreme Court. Permission granted by Supreme Court on 23 October 2019.
Off payroll working in the private sector (IR35)The IR35 rules are designed to ensure that individuals who provide services through an intermediary (usually a personal services company) but would have otherwise been an employee pay the same PAYE and NICs

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