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The talk will cover developments in the law on the scope of an employer’s discretion to make decisions under the contract of employment following the recent judgment of the Supreme Court in Braganza v BP Shipping Ltd with the objective of considering the likely impact of that judgment in future cases. It will include consideration of the identification and categorisation of potential discretionary decisions; a study of Braganza – the analysis of contractual discretion and the outcome; matters relevant to the construction of contractual discretion and the special nature of an employment contract; rationality, reasonableness and standards of investigation; and conclusions on the impact of Braganza.

This meeting will be held in London. All London evening meetings are held at The Royal College of Surgeons, 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3PE at 6.30pm, and will finish at about 8pm when wine and light refreshments will be served.

This meeting is free to members and open to non-members for a nominal fee (details below).  Members do not have to pre-book their attendance at this meeting, unless they wish to do so.

Non-members are however asked to pay a nominal fee of £10 (reduced to £5 for trainee solicitors, voluntary sector workers, pupil barristers and unwaged) in advance of the meeting.  

Non-members should click here to book their attendance and pay on-line (using a debit card only)

IMPORTANT: Once payment has been made non-members should click here to complete attendance form.

Alternatively non-members may send their cheque(s), made payable to Industrial Law Society, to the Society's co-ordinator, Jean Hughes at 18 Graysmead, Sible Hedingham, Essex, C09 3NY.

If you have any problems completing the on-line form please email jean@industriallawsociety.org.uk so that she may reserve a place for you.

All evening meetings offer 1.5CPD hours for SRA and BSB.

If you have any queries concerning this event please do not hesitate to contact Jean by telephone on 01787 463838 or by email jean@industriallawsociety.org.uk

Start Date: 14 Oct 2015