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Jul
07
2020

Duval Case: Beware the Breach of Covenant
#Commercial 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
#Commercial 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

Taking steps to avoid or reduce the impact of discrimination
#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

Employment COVID-19 Update: Help For The Arts And An Updated Treasury Direction
#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
25
2020

Radical Change Recommended for our High Streets
#Commercial Real Estate

When you think of all the things that Coronavirus has been blamed for over the last few months, few would have expected that it would be held responsible for saving our high streets. But the Grimsey Review entitled ‘Build Back Better’ published this month suggests......

Jun
24
2020

Tribunal Claims Case Closed
#Employment

The EAT, in J Pranczk v Hampshire County Council, had to recently decide whether a Tribunal should have identified, direct and indirect disability and victimisation claims from a claim form when detrimental treatment was alleged....

Jun
18
2020

Employment COVID-19 Update: HMRC’s Proposed New Powers
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

It has been reported that as many 34% of employers have asked their furloughed employees to carry out some form of work, administrative task or even cover another employee’s work, whilst on furlough....

Jun
18
2020

Guidance on Flexible Furlough Released
#Employment

From 1 July 2020, employers will be able to bring back furloughed employees on “flexible furlough” agreements. ...

Jun
18
2020

Are Tribunal Fees Coming Back?
#Employment

According to the Times this week, the government has asked the Law Commission to help design a lawful system for charging employment tribunal fees....

Jun
12
2020

Immigration Update: More Visa Centres to Reopen and a Review of the 14-day Quarantine Rule
#Immigration

UK Visa centres began to reopen from 1 June 2020, in a phased resumption of services. The second phase of visa centres are now expected to reopen from 22 June 2020. With increasing opposition to the 14-day quarantine requirement for all travellers to the UK......

Jun
12
2020

Home Working: Employer's Health and Safety Obligations towards their Employees
#Employment

Employers in the UK have a legal obligation to ensure employees’ health, safety and welfare at work, as far as reasonably practicable. This includes home workers. The Government’s advice remains that those who can work from home should continue to do so. To ensure businesses meet their statutory obligation under health and safety legislation...

Jun
10
2020

Better Business Balance
#Outsourcing & Supply Chain

The Covid-19 pandemic has had deep effects on society globally. At the same time observed adverse effects do not all flow purely from the pandemic, but may also be symptoms or aggravation of other underlying imbalance....

Jun
09
2020

Delaying Challenging a Public Tender Award – Don’t Lose Your Rights!
#Public Procurement

Timing is critical to the success of a challenge to a public tender. Typically, an unsuccessful bidder will receive a letter from the contracting body notifying them that they have not won the tender, what their scores were and what the scores of the successful bidder(s) were. ...

Jun
09
2020

Warranty and Indemnity Insurance and COVID-19
#Commercial #Corporate

Warranty and indemnity Insurance in share purchase transactions is not new and has been offered in the insurance market place for some time....

Jun
09
2020

Remote negotiation to Virtual Execution of Documents – Things to Consider
#Commercial #Corporate

Few can be in doubt that COVID 19 has changed the business landscape forever, though whether these changes will be for the better or worse remains to be seen. ...

Jun
08
2020

Post-Lockdown Considerations: Delivering your business from intensive care
#Corporate #Commercial

The Government has now committed, albeit loosely, to an economy stabilising initiative. Despite the often contradictory scientific and medical advice, come 1st July the majority of non-essential retail will be able to reopen to the public. ...

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