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LEGAL VIEWS: HOW DO YOU VIEW THE BA/UNITE APPEAL COURT DECISION?

PAUL REEVES | STEPHENSON HARWOOD
"Despite the court’s judgment today to allow the BA strikes to go ahead next week, this was always a win-win situation for BA and its chief Willie Walsh. He either succeeded in getting the strike called off or he bought himself and the company more time, by delaying the walk out."

RICHARD NICOLLE | DENTON WILDE SAPTE
"The decision was very much on specific facts. Employers will continue to scrutinise and where possible challenge the legality of proposed industrial action."

SARAH HENCHOZ | ALLEN & OVERY
"The majority of the appeal court looked at the argument from a wider perspective focusing on the purpose of the relevant legislation rather than on one technical point, and said that the infringement by Unite was minor."