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Feb
12
2020

The Equal Pay Bill: is the current equal pay law fit for purpose?
#Employment

We all followed the recent equal pay claim which was brought by the TV presenter Samira Ahmed against her employer, the BBC. ...

Feb
12
2020

“Long-term effect” must be satisfied at time of discriminatory acts
#Employment

The EAT has clarified when the “long-term effect” aspect of the definition of disability will be satisfied. ...

Feb
12
2020

Are we punishing the academics?
#Immigration

With the introduction of the Global Talent Visa, there comes the new rule that any absences from the UK for the purposes of research will not be taken into account when considering settlement under this visa route. ...

Feb
12
2020

Not all one-off acts will be a ‘provision, criterion or practice’
#Employment

The Court of Appeal (“CA”) in Ishola v Transport for London (“TFL”) has given guidance on the meaning of ‘provision, criterion or practice’ (PCP), an essential element for claims of indirect discrimination and failure to make reasonable adjustments. ...

Feb
10
2020

New Global Talent Visa: 'Immigration Update In 10' Podcast, February 2020
#Immigration

Join your 'Immigration Update in 10' host, Bhavneeta Limbachia for the second of our new monthly podcasts. This time the focus is on the new Global Talent Visa, which the government will officially launch on 20th February 2020. ...

Feb
07
2020

The Registration Gap – a warning
#Real Estate

The transfer of ownership in registered freehold or leasehold land or the grant of a registerable lease does not take effect until registered at the Land Registry. This means that from the date of the transfer/lease until the date of registration such rights are said to exist in ‘equity’ only and the legal estate does not vest in the new owner/tenant until registration is complete. ...

Feb
07
2020

Investor Relief
#Corporate

The Finance Act 2016 introduced investor relief which is essentially a tax relief for Capital Gains in a similar way to the operation of Entrepreneurs Relief. On qualification any capital gain is reduced from the usual capital gains rate – currently 20% to 10%....

Feb
07
2020

What does the new decade herald for EMI Option Schemes?
#Corporate #Commercial

The Enterprise Management Initiative (EMI) option scheme is a tax efficient incentive scheme designed to incentivise employees by enjoying the rewards of growth and business success usually on a sale...

Feb
07
2020

Employee Ownership Trusts: 2020 The best is yet to come!
#Corporate #Commercial

Since the enactment of the Finance Act 2014, the popularity and acceptance of the Employee Ownership Trust (“EOT”) as an exit option for business owners has continued to gain support from lawyers, accountants, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and business owners themselves....

Feb
07
2020

Director’s Duties Can Survive Insolvency Process
#Corporate

In the recent high court case Re Systems Building Services Group Ltd [2020], there was considerable debate and judgement made on whether a director’s general duties, as outlined in section 171 to 177 of the Companies Act 2006, survive a company’s entry into a formal insolvency process....

Feb
07
2020

Holiday Pay – what are the rules?
#Employment

The calculation of holiday pay is a notoriously complicated (and ever changing) topic. There are a number of key cases that have, over the past decade, set out what should and should not be included when calculating a worker’s holiday pay. ...

Feb
07
2020

Coronavirus – what should employers do?
#Employment

The first cases of the Coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK, so what should employers in the UK consider?...

Feb
06
2020

Top 10 mistakes: Maintaining your Sponsor licence
#Immigration

Maintaining a Sponsor licence can be hard work, and sometimes the unexpected can hit you when you least expect it. You only find out about this either from reviewing an old file, your solicitors (them again!) or the Home Office....

Feb
06
2020

All about Alliancing – why, what, where?
#Construction

Regular readers will know that we’ve written about collaboration before, but how can it be achieved? What options are out there for contractually encouraging and allowing collaboration? One option often cited, but not so often adopted is alliancing. ...

Feb
05
2020

Developing your recruitment strategy for a Post-Brexit world
#Immigration

The UK left the EU without much of a bang, but this partly because we now enter the second stage of Brexit – the transition period. As we explained in our earlier blog, there will be little change to Immigration Law until the end of the transition period. ...

Feb
04
2020

Manchester’s Good Employment Charter
#Employment

Last week, over 60 businesses in the Greater Manchester Combined Authority volunteered to refrain from using zero-hours contracts by signing up to the Good Employment Charter....

Feb
04
2020

Putting the Heart Back into the High Street with New Reading Cinema
#Real Estate #Commercial #Construction #Real Estate #Hospitality & Leisure

With the help of Clarkslegal, a new independent cinema is coming to Broad Street Mall in Reading this summer, in a deal between developer Really Local Group, and Moorgarth, the owners of Broad Street Mall. ...

Feb
03
2020

Beyond Brexit - EU Settlement Scheme
#Immigration

If you are an EEA national, family member of an EEA national or a business who intends to sponsor EEA nationals, are you worried about what will happen now that Brexit has taken place? ...

Jan
30
2020

Impact on Immigration (Brexit): What happens after 31st January 2020?
#Immigration

The withdrawal agreement has now become law and is known as the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020. The Act provides ratification for the Withdrawal Agreement to allow the UK to leave the EU at 11PM on 31 January 2020 and gives effect to a transition period which will end on 31 December 2020....

Jan
30
2020

Sky Engineer Not Following Safety Procedure Was Discriminated Against
#Employment

The Claimant was a Field Engineer who was suspended for breaching his employer’s Health and Safety policy by failing to take safety precautions. ...

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