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Oct
27
2020

Brexit and Construction – what’s the latest?
#Construction #Brexit

The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020. It’s been close to business as normal during the transition period but this ends on 31 December 2020. At the time of writing the nature of the UK’s future relationship with the rest of Europe remains uncertain. However, even if some limited trade deals can be agreed by the end of the year, there are steps that UK contractors should be taking now:...

Oct
27
2020

Top Tips for Preparing for disputes with EU businesses post-Brexit
#Dispute Resolution #Brexit

Businesses rarely enter contracts intending or even expecting them to end in dispute. But that often happens. The wise approach is to prepare for the worst and hope it never happens....

Oct
26
2020

ICO Updates Right of Access Guidance
#Data Protection #Employment

Following extensive consultation that began in December 2019, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has finally published their updated guidance on the Right of Access, namely the ability for an individual to submit a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) to a processor of their personal data. ...

Oct
23
2020

Resolving disputes with European businesses after Brexit
#Dispute Resolution #Brexit

Disputes between businesses from different countries tend to involve additional complications that don’t arise when the parties are based in the same country. There are a number of points to consider before bringing an international claim. Which country’s court should you sue in? Which country’s law applies to the dispute? How do you obtain evidence from overseas? Where and how can you enforce your judgment?...

Oct
23
2020

New immigration rules for the post-January 2021 system announced
#Immigration #Brexit

The new immigration rules for the Post-Brexit Immigration system have been laid before parliament today. These rules will govern the entry and exit of all non-UK nationals, including nationals of the EU from 1 January 2021....

Oct
23
2020

Success for Clarkslegal in Chambers UK 2021
#Clarkslegal #Construction #Employment #Dispute Resolution #Real Estate #Press

Clarkslegal is delighted to announce that Chambers and Partners has recognised the firm for the following practice areas; Construction, Employment, Litigation and Real Estate....

Oct
22
2020

Major changes to Job Support Scheme: could it now work for your business?
#Employment

The Chancellor has today announced welcome major changes to the Job Support Scheme (JSS). The changes mean the scheme is likely to be worth considering for many more employers....

Oct
22
2020

When working from home means working from abroad: considerations for employers
#Employment

Working from home is the new normal for many. Some employers have been flexible in their approach to what “at home” means in reality. As long as the job is being done, does is matter where it’s being done from?...

Oct
22
2020

Self-Isolation and Sick Pay
#Employment

With the high and rising number of employees needing to self-isolate while awaiting coronavirus (COVID-19) test results, businesses need to understand their sick pay obligations....

Oct
20
2020

Importing EU Goods into the UK after 1 January 2021
#Dispute Resolution #Commercial #Brexit

Brexit is going to have significant effect on the trade of goods between the UK and the EU. If your business relies on goods imported from the EU, whether by you directly or through your supply chain, you need to take action to ensure that your supply is not disrupted....

Oct
19
2020

£40,000 in penalties for failure to inform and consult
#Employment

The Employment Appeal Tribunal decision in Verizon European Works Council v Verizon Group highlights the risk of bypassing established statutory mechanisms for informing and consulting with the workforce. Where these arrangements are national works councils or European Works Councils (EWCs), this can lead to penalties of up to £75,000....

Oct
16
2020

Immigration Health Surcharge increase effective from 27 October 2020
#Immigration

The Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) is a mandatory fee payable to the Home Office when applying for a long-term visa. The Surcharge, which was initially introduced in 2015, has seen regular increases since its inception. On 27 October 2020, the IHS will increase to £624 for most applicants....

Oct
15
2020

Update: Oxford University to pay professor forced to retire at 68
#Employment

The employment tribunal also ordered Oxford to reinstate the professor after he won his claims for age discrimination and unfair dismissal. ...

Oct
15
2020

The Expanded Job Support Scheme: Extra cash for businesses forced to close by new lockdowns
#Employment

The Job Support Scheme, initially announced on the 24th September, was expanded by the Chancellor on the 9th October 2020. The expanded scheme, formally known as the “Job Support Scheme Expansion for Closed Business Premises” is intended to support businesses that are legally required to close due to local or national coronavirus restrictions. As with the Job Support Scheme, the expanded scheme starts on November 1st and runs for 6 months....

Oct
13
2020

Employee Ownership Trusts: Efficient exits on an owner's term
#Corporate #Commercial

Do you want to realise the value in your business, but concerned about the time and cost issues surrounding finding a buyer, talking to competitors and engaging in lengthy due diligence? ...

Oct
12
2020

Important procurement announcement for International Trade
#Public Procurement #Brexit

In welcome news for UK businesses who bid for overseas government contracts, the UK government has negotiated for the UK to continue as a party to the WTO’s Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) from 1 January 2021 as an independent country....

Oct
12
2020

Corporate Transparency and Register Reform
#Commercial #Corporate

Following lengthy consultation that began in May 2019, the Government has now published its response to proposed changes to the role of Companies House, and increased transparency amongst companies and legal entities. The consultation was vast, 1320 formal and unique responses were submitted. ...

Oct
12
2020

CBI gets set to launch Change the Race Ratio campaign - what does the Equality Act 2010 say about positive action in the workplace?
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

At the end of October, the Confederation of British Industry will be launching a campaign to increase racial and ethnic participation in British businesses. Last week Legal and General Investment Manager (the UK’s biggest fund manager) warned FTSE 100 companies that it would openly vote against the re-election of a Board’s Chair if it failed to include at least one black, Asian or other ethnic minority (BME) member on its board by January 2022. Around 37% of FTSE 100 companies currently have all white boards....

Oct
12
2020

School worker’s LGBTQ+ related social media activity justifies sacking
#Employment

A teacher who brought discrimination and harassment claims against her ex-employer has had her case rejected by the Bristol Employment Tribunal....

Oct
09
2020

What can be done to challenge your service charges?
#Dispute Resolution

As businesses increasingly look to cutting their costs in order to make up for losses suffered during the pandemic, careful scrutiny of service charges bills is more important than ever, especially for tenants occupying multi-let buildings....

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