11th October 2016

Pitmans crowned as top firm for trainee work/life balance

Pitmans has been awarded winner of the best work/life balance in the 2016 Lex 100 - a survey that is recognised as the most comprehensive valuation of training opportunities at law firms across the UK.

Posted by Pitmans on 11th October 2016 in Firm News

7th October 2016

Pitmans acts for Westcoast in acquisition

Pitmans acted for Westcoast France S.A.S, a division of Westcoast Limited, the leading UK IT distributor for many suppliers including HP, Apple and Microsoft, in acquiring part of the business of Adveo France S.A., a subsidiary within the Adveo Group which is headquartered in Madrid.

Posted by Pitmans on 7th October 2016 in Corporate

27th September 2016

Pitmans retains all top tier Legal 500 rankings

Pitmans has maintained its top tier rankings in Real Estate, Pensions, Banking & Finance, Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring and IT in the 2016 results.

Posted by Pitmans on 27th September 2016 in Firm News

26th August 2016

British Council employee posted from UK to Bangladesh given right to be heard by Employment Tribunal

Pitmans LLP today announced its successful Employment Appeal Tribunal Judgment which sets a precedent for expatriate employees to have claims against The British Council heard in the Employment Tribunal. This important decision sets out further circumstances which challenge the general principle that the employee’s place of employment is decisive in establishing which courts have jurisdiction. The Claimant’s claim for unfair dismissal, whistle blowing detriments and discrimination will now be heard later this year or early next year.

27th July 2016

Mr Roy Warner v (1) B & M Europe Ltd (2) European Patent Office

UKEAT/0081/15/RN UKEAT/0139/16/RN In June 2016 Pitmans acted for B & M Europe Limited (“B & M”), a recruitment agency, in a complex claim of direct race discrimination made by an IT Consultant. The Claimant’s work at the EPO was terminated, and it was alleged that the reason for this was his race.