Clarkslegal LLP - Solicitors in Reading and London

Legal Updates

Search Legal Updates

May
14
2021

Employers face possible challenges to the new self-isolation rules
#Employment

From this week, people in England identified by NHS Test and Trace as being in contact of someone testing positive for COVID-19 are now able to opt in to take part in a trial of daily lateral flow device testing as an alternative to self-isolation....

May
13
2021

Covid-19 and UK visa application centres
#Immigration

With the Covid-19 vaccine being rolled out on a global scale, on the whole, immigration to the UK appears to have resumed, with exceptions. Within the UK, visa application centres (UKVCAS Service Points) are classed as an ‘essential service’ and therefore remain open despite any Covid-19 measures in place....

May
12
2021

ICO updates, anonymisation guidance and cyber security
#Data Protection

In this month’s Data Protection Round-Up: key takeaways from the ICO Data Protection Practitioners Conference, guidance on anonymisation, and a government response to new cyber security legislation....

May
11
2021

Mental Health Awareness Week: Returning to the workplace
#Employment

Lockdown restrictions are set to be eased further on 17 May 2021, and many employers are beginning to welcome their employees back to the workplace. While it is understandable that employers will be focused on protecting their employees’ physical health, ensuring that its workplace is Covid-19 secure, consideration should also be given to how employers can safeguard their employees’ mental health. ...

May
11
2021

Can a commercial tenant get away with not paying rent due to the pandemic?
#Commercial Real Estate

It has now been 14 months since we first went into lockdown and the government released measures under the Coronavirus Act to protect both residential and commercial tenants from being evicted if they had not paid their rent up to date. ...

May
06
2021

Covid-19, red list countries, and UK visa applications
#Immigration

The British government has put rules in place banning travel from certain ‘red list countries,’ which currently include: ...

May
05
2021

Fire and rehire - is it legal?
#Employment

Following a Commons debate on 27 April 2021, the Government are considering their response to an ACAS report on the use of a ‘fire and rehire’ approach by employers....

May
05
2021

Monica Atwal comments on remote working
#Press #UK Immigration #Clarkslegal #Employment

Monica Atwal, managing partner of law firm Clarkslegal, says there are a number of questions an employer should ask if it is looking to adopt a ‘work from anywhere’ strategy. “The reality is that the business will need to do a detailed assessment of the consequences to both them and the employee,” she advises....

May
05
2021

Flexi-job apprenticeships consultation for employers
#Employment

The Government is consulting on how its proposed flexi-job apprenticeship schemes could be run, with input invited until 1 June 2021....

Apr
29
2021

COVID-19 committee recommends plan for hybrid working
#Employment

The House of Lords COVID-19 committee has acknowledged that hybrid working is here to stay. In the report Beyond Digital: Planning for a Hybrid World the COVID-19 committee acknowledged that hybrid working was always going to come at some point, but the pandemic has accelerated it. ...

Apr
28
2021

Employee holidays abroad during COVID
#Employment

With the summer months fast approaching and with the fatigue of more than a year of lockdowns weighing on us, many are hoping the second half of this year will provide ample opportunity to enjoy holidays abroad again. ...

Apr
21
2021

Football clubs - reputation and employee relations
#Employment #Commercial

Within 48 hours of its announcement, all six of the English clubs involved in the proposed breakaway European Super League have withdrawn from the project as result of outspoken opposition pressure from their own supporters the public including their domestic target audience of TV subscribers and the UK Government. As only three clubs remain, it is clear that the project will not go ahead. ...

Apr
21
2021

European Super League: Legally Binding Contracts
#Commercial

The last few days have seen the founders of the European Super League, the UEFA and others clash over the creation of a new football league. ...

Apr
20
2021

Setting up a food business during COVID
#Food and Restaurants

During the coronavirus pandemic many have turned to the kitchen during lockdown. While pastime for most, others have looked to turn this into a new business opportunity. Kiran Malik a new Commercial Property Solicitor at Clarkslegal discusses the issues she had to overcome when setting up a family food business during lockdown. ...

Apr
16
2021

Employee concerns on COVID-19 in workplace loses unfair dismissal
#Employment

As the ‘work from home if you can’ instruction is set to come to an end in June employers could face employees concerns about feeling safe in the working environment. In the case of Rodgers v Leeds Laser Cutting Limited, a Claimant was dismissed after he text his manager to say he would not be returning to work until ‘Covid restrictions eased’ as he was worried about infecting his vulnerable children. ...

Apr
16
2021

Can an employer require employees to evidence their vaccine status?
#Employment

The Government continues to consider whether ‘Covid status certificates’ or ‘vaccine passports’ could be rolled out as part of the road map out of lockdown. Last week it was reported that steps were being taken to draw up a scheme. ...

Apr
15
2021

Statutory adoption pay not comparable to shared parental pay?
#Employment

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) have confirmed that an employer did not discriminate against a male employee by paying enhanced adoption pay but not enhanced shared parental pay. ...

Apr
13
2021

Share Buybacks: An Overview
#Corporate #Commercial

Share buybacks are a useful tool to public and private companies. However, the procedure can be complex, and the courts have been known to scrutinise deviations of any sought. In the most extreme cases, share buybacks have been unwound leaving the shares still in issue and in control of the shareholder. ...

Apr
13
2021

Home Office announces resumption of Sponsor licence compliance visits
#Immigration #Brexit

The end of the Brexit transition period has led to a steady increase in sponsor licence applications. The licence, which is required to now sponsor EU nationals for work, is subject to compliance checks by the Home Office. As a part of this compliance, the Home Office routinely make announced or unannounced compliance visits. ...

Apr
09
2021

Data protection monthly overview
#Employment #Data Protection

In this month’s Data Protection Round-Up: a lack of awareness for the Children’s Code, new ICO guidance is in the offing and the Government’s Digital Markets Unit takes shape. ...

Page 4 of 153