References:  2 QB 253, 36 Digest 392,  72 LT 829
Coram: Rigby LJ
The dissolution of the employing partnership brings a contract of employment to an end. Rigby LJ said: ‘a contract to serve four employers cannot, without express language, be construed as being a contract to serve two of them . . the dissolution of the partnership operated as the dismissal of the plaintiff not authorised by law.’
This case is cited by:
- Cited – Lavarack v Woods of Colchester Ltd CA ( 1 QB 278, Bailii,  EWCA Civ 4,  3 All ER 683,  1 KIR 312,  3 WLR 706)
Damages for wrongful dismissal could not confer on an employee extra benefits that the contract did not oblige the employer to confer. There is a clear distinction between expectations, however reasonable, and contractual obligations.
Diplock . .
- Cited – Rose v Dodd CA (Bailii,  EWCA Civ 957, Times 16-Aug-05)
The Law Society had intervened in the claimant’s employer’s solicitors practice. The claimant appealed refusal of an award of a redundancy payment.
Held: The intervention did not necessarily bring to an end the employer’s business, and . .
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