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legal issues

Should Procurement Be Negotiating Harder With Oracle?

The Register (and other sources) reported recently on a fascinating case that highlighted a number of issues – the commission paid to software sales people […]

HS2 Contract Award Might Draw Legal Challenge – Conflicts of Interest Maybe?

It was only a couple of weeks ago that we mentioned here the potential for a conflict of interest on the HS2 rail project in […]

Uber Loses Employment Tribunal – Contingent Labour Classification Issues Loom

A UK employment tribunal on Friday decided that two Uber drivers had a valid claim to be employed by the firm. Uber claimed that the […]

Volkswagen Supplier Dispute – Supply Chain “Good Practice” May Have Contributed To Problems

We wrote yesterday about the dispute between Volkswagen and two of its key suppliers which has led to production of Golf cars being suspended for […]

Kath Harmeston / Co-op Employment Tribunal (part 2) – a Partial Victory

Continuing Marie-Claire Kidd's report on the Kath Harmeston / Co-op employment tribunal case - part 1 was here. In the tribunal, Harmeston exposed Pippa Wicks’ […]

Kath Harmeston – Not Fired For Whistle-Blowing, Court Says

We have now read the 65-page judgement in the Kath Harmeston unfair dismissal case so we can clarify what was somewhat confusing reporting last week. […]

Breaking News! Kath Harmeston Loses Her Case Against the Co-op (Or Did She?!)

Today, the Manchester Employment Tribunal has found in favour of the Co-operative Group in relation to the unfair dismissal case brought by Kath Harmeston, its […]

Public Procurement Legal Cases – Award Suspensions Remain, Contract Manager Conflicted

Our experience suggests that a small proportion of public procurement professionals find EU legislation absolutely fascinating and love reading about legal challenges and court cases. […]

Harmeston Tribunal Ends – Which Way Will It Go?

Supply risk management

The Kath Harmeston employment tribunal has come to an end and we understand the decision should be made next week, but it may be several […]

BT and Cornwall in High Court – Outsourcing Dispute Goes Cornwall’s Way

In the pre-Christmas chaos, I'm sorry to say we missed the news on December 21st that BT failed in their high court bid to stop […]

Uber Drivers in the UK – Employees or Contractors?

My Spend Matters US colleagues have generally written in positive terms about the Uber taxi service for several years now, highlighting the ease of use, […]

Kids Company’s Trustees Failed – Lack of Reserves Was Key

We’ve taken a look at the Kids Company last annual report and accounts, which is for calendar year 2013, and contains a lot more “marketing” […]