Couching the decision in the language of mutual trust and confidence, the Court of Appeal ruled in Chagger v Abbey National plc that the discriminatory conduct of the employer breached the employment contract in such a manner that the plaintiff could no longer pursue a career in his area of expertise. The case offers comments on the interaction between discrimination and business reorganisation laws. Most particularly, it provides a fresh opportunity to consider the mutual obligation of trust and confidence in employment law.
Until 2007 the King's Law Journal was known as the King's College Law Journal. It was established in 1990 as a legal periodical publishing scholarly and authoritative Articles, Notes and Reports on legal issues of current importance to both academic research and legal practice. It has a national and international readership, and publishes refereed contributions from authors across the United Kingdom, from continental Europe and further afield (particularly Commonwealth countries and USA). The journal includes a Reviews section containing critical notices of recently published books.