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Jun
08
2020

Contractual terms and COVID-19 – what to consider
#Commercial #Corporate

The global outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted the way in which we carry out our lives, both personally and in our businesses in a way that hasn’t happened before....

Jun
05
2020

Immigration update: switching concession extended to 31 July 2020 and 14-day quarantine rules
#Immigration

The Home Office has finally updated its COVID19 immigration policy on the ‘switching concession’, and despite opposition, ...

Jun
05
2020

Beneficial contract changes made prior to TUPE transfer were void
#Employment

It is well established that contract changes made solely (or principally) because of a TUPE transfer will be void....

Jun
04
2020

Employee succeeds in whistleblowing claim following complaint about offensive “banter”
#Employment

The Claimant in Robinson v Mind Monmouthshire Ltd made a complaint after a colleague performed an offensive impression of a physically disabled person. ...

Jun
03
2020

What will the “New Normal” for our offices look like?
#Commercial Real Estate #Construction

Real Estate Update – Feedback from our roundtable event on Thursday 21 May. Last month, Ruth Wilkinson, Shona Dunning and Simon Ralphs from our Construction and Real Estate teams hosted a virtual roundtable focusing on our return to the workplace post Covid-19. ...

Jun
01
2020

Coronavirus Recovery Plan for Construction: Restart, Reset and Reinvent
#Construction

On 1 June 2020, the CLC released the “Industry Recovery Plan” which is a series of proposals intended to help the construction sector recover from the impact of COVID-19. ...

Jun
01
2020

Will the Government’s proposed code of practice save our struggling commercial rental sector
#Commercial Real Estate

On the 29 May, the Government announced that it intends to publish a new code of practice to give clarity and reassurance to high street businesses and landlords over rent payments....

Jun
01
2020

Hart v Large - significant damages awarded for surveyor negligence
#Dispute Resolution #Real Estate

In the recent case of Hart & Hart v Large & others, the High Court awarded significant damages to a couple who had relied, in purchasing a £1.2m property, on a HomeBuyer report produced by a surveyor....

May
29
2020

Building a Safer Future: Government response to consultation, update to Approved Document B, and Fire Safety Bill
#Construction

Last month the government published its response to the Building a Safer Future consultation on the proposals arising out of the recommendations in Dame Judith Hackitt’s report. The government has in the last 2 months implemented or begun the process of implementing a number of measures supporting this response....

May
29
2020

Immigration update: reopening of visa centres and the 14-day quarantine rule
#Immigration

UK visa application centres across the UK and the world will start to reopen from 1 June 2020. The reopening of these centres will allow applicants to ...

May
29
2020

Return to work considerations for employers: health and safety, duty of care and whistleblowing claims
#Employment

With increased easing of lockdown measures expected from next week, and businesses beginning to re-open, the inevitable employment law implications will arise from returning to work and ensuring that staff are safe....

May
28
2020

Unofficial work before start date not counted towards continuous employment
#Employment

In O’Sullivan v DSM Demolition Ltd, the Claimant’s contract of employment recorded a start date of 2 November 2015, ...

May
28
2020

ACAS publishes new guidance on mental health during Coronavirus
#Employment

Accompanying their recently commissioned YouGov survey, ACAS has published workplace guidance aimed at assisting staff manage their mental health at work. ...

May
22
2020

Immigration Update: Changes to the immigration rules, Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) for NHS workers waived and COVID-19
#Immigration

Immigration continues to be a key government policy, as it prepares for the end of the transition period in December 2020. ...

May
22
2020

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill
#Business Recovery & Insolvency #Corporate

The much anticipated Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill was published on the evening of 20 May 2020.Running to 238 pages (plus 64 pages of explanatory notes) it builds......

May
20
2020

Settlement Agreements and Confidentiality Clauses
#Employment

The High Court, ruling in Duchy Farm Kennels v Steels, has confirmed that an employer cannot avoid paying sums due under a settlement agreement (where the employee is suspected of breaching the confidentiality clause) unless confidentiality is actually a condition of the agreement....

May
20
2020

Employers to recover COVID-19 related SSP
#Employment

From 26 May 2020, small- and medium-sized employers will be able to recover some coronavirus-related SSP from HMRC. ...

May
20
2020

Government help offered to developers
#Commercial Real Estate

On 13 May 2020, the Government published guidance for local authorities on Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) matters and outlined its proposals to introduce temporary amendments to the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010....

May
15
2020

Do landlords need Government protection too?
#Commercial Real Estate

In addition to the passing of the Coronavirus Act 2020 which introduced a three month moratorium on evictions of commercial tenants for non-payment of rent, the Government has provided further protection for commercial tenants......

May
14
2020

Settlement Agreements - What Are They?
#Employment

A settlement agreement (or compromise agreement as it used to be known) is a contract between an employee and employer....

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