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Nov
09
2021

Raising finance: How not to break the rules on financial promotions
#Commercial

Financial promotions are a complex area and is defined in Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) as being 'an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity, communicated by a person in the course of business.’ It applies to all forms of communication written or spoken, including whether they are made via social media or in print. ...

Nov
09
2021

Smart doorbells: Data privacy risks to consider
#Dispute Resolution

In recent years the massive development of novel technologies has seen a new player emerge. With home deliveries becoming increasingly commonplace, many homeowners have taken to installing smart doorbells at their properties. These doorbells allow owners to speak to callers remotely. A controversial feature of many of these doorbells is the ability to film and store video footage, which some deploy as a deterrent against crime. ...

Nov
08
2021

Is your local pub under threat? How can you save it?
#Commercial Real Estate

The Localism Act 2011 (LA 2011) contains several proposals to give local authorities new freedoms and flexibility in order to protect local services and drive growth. The general power gives councils more freedom to work together with others in new ways to drive down costs. It gives them increased confidence to do creative, innovative things to meet local people’s needs. ...

Nov
05
2021

Data Protection Round-up: Data privacy and Online Safety Bill
#Employment #Data Protection

Employers with longstanding employees are likely to have changed record/filing systems over the employee’s length of service. Outside of the tribunal context, the increasing use of data subject access requests is leading to unwanted exposure of employers’ record keeping habits....

Nov
04
2021

Preventing burnout: How to protect employee wellbeing during Covid-19
#Employment

In the months that have followed the easing of Covid-19 restrictions and the return to the workplace, the impact of the pandemic on employees’ mental health has started to show....

Oct
29
2021

Staff refusing to return to work because of Covid-19 fears?
#Employment

If an employee or worker is dismissed because they leave or refuse to return to a workplace that they reasonably believe is dangerous they may have a claim for automatically unfairly dismissal. That means they do not need the usual two years’ service to submit a claim to the employment tribunal....

Oct
28
2021

Updates to the UK family visa
#Immigration

The Covid-19 pandemic has inevitably caused the postponing or cancellation of many weddings both in the UK and all over the world. Families are slowly being reunited following the global roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine and subsequent lifting of travel restrictions. ...

Oct
22
2021

An employer’s guide to sponsoring overseas nurses and care workers
#Immigration

Skills for Care, the employer-led strategic body for workforce development in social care for adults in England, has recently published a report highlighting the increasing number of vacancies in the adult social care sector....

Oct
22
2021

The childcare burden: How employers and tribunals can take notice
#Employment

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers are now looking at bringing their work force back to the workplace and contemplating different flexible working patterns. In doing so, it is paramount that employers are carefully considering and monitoring any such flexible working patterns to ensure that women are not disproportionally affected which may result in indirect discrimination claims. ...

Oct
21
2021

Clarkslegal highly recommended in Chambers and Partners 2022
#Press

Clarkslegal is delighted to announce that once again we have been recognised as a Top Ranked firm by Chambers and Partners for the following practice areas; Construction, Employment, Litigation and Real Estate....

Oct
20
2021

Gender pay gap – Monica Atwal writes for Personnel Today
#Press

Monica Atwal writes why tackling the gender pay gap involves more than just reporting. Employers must go further and develop action plans if they are serious about addressing their gaps....

Oct
18
2021

Menopause matters: How businesses can tackle the taboo
#Employment

Research from the CIPD suggests that menopause in the workplace remains mismanaged and shrouded in silence, despite impacting an increasing number of employees. The NHS states that the average age for menopause transition in the UK is 51. ...

Oct
15
2021

Temporary Visa Scheme for HGV drivers and poultry workers
#Immigration

The Government has announced further details of the temporary visa scheme for HGV food drivers and poultry workers, aimed to alleviate the UK’s national shortage....

Oct
11
2021

Is your tech discriminatory?
#Employment #Data Protection

Employers are increasingly reliant on technology to assist with all kinds of functions – from strengthening security to streamlining recruitment processes. ...

Oct
08
2021

Default interest rates: How much is too much?
#Dispute Resolution

It is commonplace for lenders to charge interest on late payments. This deters borrowers from delaying repayments and offers creditors increased incentive to lend to or deal with to borrowers who represent higher risk of default. Sometimes, a lender’s terms and conditions will provide for an increased rate of interest to apply following a default....

Oct
07
2021

Mental Health in an unequal world
#Employment

Sunday 10 October 2021 marks World Mental Health Day, with this year’s official theme announced by the World Federation for Mental Health as “Mental Health in an Unequal World”....

Oct
07
2021

Fast track for sports stars and award winners expanded
#Immigration

Simplified immigration rules have been announced by the Government, which will give internationally renowned sports stars and award winners a smoother process to live and work in the UK. ...

Oct
04
2021

New Partner announcement
#Press

Clarkslegal are delighted to announce the appointment of Emma Butcher as a Partner of the firm. Emma’s promotion recognises the high quality of service and client care she consistently delivers and her significant contribution to the practice....

Oct
01
2021

The human rights of the hybrid worker
#Employment

Workers at IKEA’s distribution centre in Peterborough may well be horrified to learn this week that their employer has just removed hidden surveillance cameras installed in the male and female toilets some six years ago. ...

Sep
30
2021

Clarkslegal celebrate success in Legal 500 rankings 2022
#Press

Clarkslegal are delighted to announce that Legal 500 has recognised the firm for the following practice areas; Construction, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Property, Corporate & Commercial, Employment and Immigration....

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