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Course Aims:

This CPDcast offers a robust and practical overview of the multi-faceted employment considerations which arise when an administrator sells a company’s assets. This topic is discussed from the perspective of administrators taking over a company as well as purchasers in an administration. It touches on key issues such as the role of due diligence in any sale process as well as any warranties that may be given and is essential listening for any employment lawyer seeking insight in this area.

After completing the course you will:
  • Know the common employment issues faced by administrators taking over a company;
  • Understand how purchasers should deal with employees in an administration;
  • Be aware of the role of due diligence in any sale process;
  • Know the extent to which warranties may be given by an administrator to a purchaser or vice versa.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Sources and References:
  • Berriman v Delabole Slate Ltd [1985] IRLR 305;
  • Crystal Palace FC Ltd & Anor v Kavanagh & Ors [2013] EWCA Civ 1410;
  • Oakland v Wellswood (Yorkshire) Ltd [2008] UKEAT 0395_08_0511;
  • Spaceright Europe Limited v Baillavoine & Anor [2011] EWCA Civ 1565;
  • Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations;
  • Wheeler v Patel [1987] ICR 631.

In this CPDcast Andrew Taggart, a partner from Herbert Smith Freehills discusses the employment law considerations which come into play when assets are being sold by an Administrator.

Date Recorded: 15th May 2014


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