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Jul
20
2020

What are the challenges of the traditional office post COVID-19?
#Real Estate #Information Technology

The challenges of lockdown over the previous five months have been felt equally by both Landlords and Tenants; especially in relation to rental income....

Jul
17
2020

Privacy Shield Declared Invalid by CJEU
#Data Protection

The CJEU yesterday handed down its long awaited decision on questions put to it regarding Data Protection ...

Jul
17
2020

2021 Immigration System detail published: FAQs
#Immigration

The Government published further detail on the 2021 immigration system. The policy statement dated 13 July 2020 provides important detail on how the new system will function. In this article we look at the key facts and takeaways on UK’s new immigration system....

Jul
16
2020

Employment COVID-19 Update: Furlough Fraud and Outdoor Activities
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

HMRC has confirmed its first arrest in connection with alleged furlough fraud. It has been reported that an individual in the west midlands was arrested as part of a wider investigation ...

Jul
16
2020

Discrimination arising from a disability is not a ‘but for’ test
#Employment

In Robinson v Department for Work and Pensions, the Claimant brought a claim for discrimination arising from a disability relating to the way the DWP handled her disability. ...

Jul
15
2020

Pregnancy and Maternity Redundancy Protection Bill reintroduced in Parliament
#Employment

The Bill, put forward by Conservative MP Maria Miller, aims to strengthen protections for new and expecting mothers, by legislating that pregnant women, those on maternity leave and those within six months of childbirth cannot be made redundant....

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

Employment COVID-19 Update: Summer Statement and the Latest Support Statistics
#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

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....

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