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1 ©Whitehead Monckton 2012 Without prejudice communications – the do’s and don’ts Neil Emery November 2012

2 ©Whitehead Monckton Definition “Without abandonment of a claim, privilege, or right, and without implying an admission of liability”. When used in a document or letter, without prejudice means that what follows: cannot be used as evidence in a court case; cannot be taken as the signatory’s last word on the subject matter and; cannot be used as precedent. 2

3 ©Whitehead Monckton Dangers of raising too early BNP Paribas v Mezzotero Genuine dispute Equality of arms Billington v Michael Hunter and Sons Ltd Risk of offering settlement agreements Constructive dismissal Woodward v Santander UK plc Discussion of Mezzotero 3

4 ©Whitehead Monckton Beecroft Report Recommendations on reforming Britain’s law and regulations: Compulsory no fault dismissal Watering down TUPE Stopping spread of flexible working Collective redundancies 4

5 ©Whitehead Monckton Settlement Agreements Vince Cable reforming the employment system. Settlement agreements; the new compromise agreements? Putting government into the employment relationship? 5

6 ©Whitehead Monckton Neil Emery Associate


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