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Jul
13
2020

Check your Reservations on Right of Entry
#Real Estate

The recent Court of Appeal case of Rees -v- Windsor-Clive (2020) considered the interpretation of Landlord’s rights of entry reserved by a lease. The recent Court of Appeal case of Rees -v- Windsor-Clive (2020) considered the interpretation of Landlord’s rights of entry reserved by a lease....

Jul
10
2020

Adjudication, Liquidation and the Supreme Court
#Construction

A recent Supreme Court decision has unanimously upheld the right of companies in liquidation to commence adjudication proceedings: Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (In Liquidation) v Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd [2020] USC 25. ...

Jul
10
2020

UK Visa Centres in the US to Resume and Quarantine Rule Dropped
#Immigration

UK visa centre have continued to reopen worldwide since 1 June 2020. The reopening has been phased and has been dependant primarily on the country where the visa centre is located. ...

Jul
10
2020

Had Enough? Winding your Business Down through the use of an MVL
#Corporate #Commercial

The coronavirus pandemic has forced businesses to consider the way they operate and, in some instances, consider whether they have the ability to operate at all. Similarly, there will be many business owners who feel the risk of further pandemics in the future or business fatigue ...

Jul
09
2020

Distance Working and the Importance of Maintaining Culture and Cohesion
#Commercial #Corporate

It is generally accepted that culture goes to the very fabric of most businesses and this is often what sets one business apart from another. Quite often culture and values will determine success or failure. ...

Jul
09
2020

EMI Options and the Furlough Scheme
#Corporate #Commercial

The benefits of an EMI scheme amongst qualifying participants is widely known. However, the furlough scheme brought in to ease the financial burden of the employee wage bill on businesses has left some debate as to whether ...

Jul
09
2020

Furlough and COVID-19 Employer Obligations update – 8th July 2020
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

Yesterday, the government released its latest statistics on coronavirus support for businesses and individuals. As of the 5th July, 9.4 million jobs have been furloughed, an increase of 100,000 since 28th June; ...

Jul
09
2020

Use of Anonymous Witnesses in Disciplinary Hearings
#Employment

In Tai Tarian Limited v Howell Wyn Christie, the Claimant (a carpenter) was dismissed by his employer following an anonymous complaint that he had made homophobic comments during a visit to a client’s property....

Jul
08
2020

Tenant wins challenge against Landlord’s ‘conclusive’ service charge statement.
#Real Estate

In the recent case of Sara & Hossein Asset Holdings Ltd v Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd [2020] EWHC 1263 (Ch), the High Court held that a tenant could challenge the service charge sums due under their lease, ...

Jul
07
2020

Duval Case: Beware the Breach of Covenant
#Real Estate

The Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Ltd [2020] (Duval) is likely to have wide implications for landlords and tenants alike as it concerns the mutual enforceability of tenant covenants which is a standard provision in most modern leases....

Jul
07
2020

Short-term letting? Check your Tenant Lease before you Breach
#Real Estate

As the pandemic continues, those who own residential property may be looking to the future and considering whether there is money to be made by short-term lets (e.g. Airbnb) ...

Jul
07
2020

Discrimination Recommendations can come with a Price Tag
#Employment

When a discrimination claim is successful, as well as being able to order compensation for injury to feelings and financial losses, employment tribunals have the power to make a recommendation that, within a specified period, ...

Jul
06
2020

Furlough and COVID-19 Employer Obligations Update – 6th July 2020
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

The government has updated its guidance on how employers should treat certain expenses and benefits provided to employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The guidance now ...

Jul
03
2020

Immigration Update: More visa centres open, air bridges announced and the Office for Talent
#Immigration

The UK Home Office has announced the opening of further visa centres in the UK and overseas. This follows the gradual reopening of centres on 1 June, 9 June and 21 June 2020....

Jul
02
2020

A Reflection on Pride Month: A quarter of LGBT staff believed to be hiding their sexual orientation or gender identity
#Employment

Last month, consultancy firm Accenture published its Visible growth; visible fears report which surveyed roughly 30,000 employees and 1,700 senior managers around the globe....

Jun
29
2020

Rail Franchise Litigation: Department for Transport did not Breach EU Law
#Dispute Resolution #Public Procurement

The High Court has handed down judgment in the long-running rail franchise litigation brought against the Department for Transport by a number of railway operators including Virgin Trains, ...

Jun
29
2020
Jun
26
2020

Furlough and COVID-19 Employer Obligations Update – 24th June 2020
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that, as of 4th July 2020, there will be a further easing of COVID-19 restrictions, the government has updated its guidance on opening businesses and venues in England and how to work safely during the COVID-19 Pandemic. ...

Jun
26
2020

MPs Urge Chancellor to Implement a 4-day Working Week
#Employment

A group of cross-party MPs have written to the Chancellor asking him to set up a commission to consider the introduction of a 4-day working week. ...

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