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Jun
10
2020

Dismissal based on Marriage Breakdown could be Marriage Discrimination
#Employment

In the recent case of Gould v St John’s Downshire Hill, the EAT had to decide if the dismissal of a church minister relating to his marriage breaking down was discrimination on the grounds of marriage. ...

Jun
09
2020

Delaying Challenging a Public Tender Award – Don’t Lose Your Rights!
#Public Procurement

Timing is critical to the success of a challenge to a public tender. Typically, an unsuccessful bidder will receive a letter from the contracting body notifying them that they have not won the tender, what their scores were and what the scores of the successful bidder(s) were. ...

Jun
09
2020

Warranty and Indemnity Insurance and COVID-19
#Commercial #Corporate

Warranty and indemnity Insurance in share purchase transactions is not new and has been offered in the insurance market place for some time....

Jun
09
2020

Remote negotiation to Virtual Execution of Documents – Things to Consider
#Commercial #Corporate

Few can be in doubt that COVID 19 has changed the business landscape forever, though whether these changes will be for the better or worse remains to be seen. ...

Jun
08
2020

Post-Lockdown Considerations: Delivering your business from intensive care
#Corporate #Commercial

The Government has now committed, albeit loosely, to an economy stabilising initiative. Despite the often contradictory scientific and medical advice, come 1st July the majority of non-essential retail will be able to reopen to the public. ...

Jun
08
2020

Contractual terms and COVID-19 – what to consider
#Commercial #Corporate

The global outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted the way in which we carry out our lives, both personally and in our businesses in a way that hasn’t happened before....

Jun
05
2020

Immigration update: switching concession extended to 31 July 2020 and 14-day quarantine rules
#Immigration

The Home Office has finally updated its COVID19 immigration policy on the ‘switching concession’, and despite opposition, ...

Jun
05
2020

Beneficial contract changes made prior to TUPE transfer were void
#Employment

It is well established that contract changes made solely (or principally) because of a TUPE transfer will be void....

Jun
04
2020

Employee succeeds in whistleblowing claim following complaint about offensive “banter”
#Employment

The Claimant in Robinson v Mind Monmouthshire Ltd made a complaint after a colleague performed an offensive impression of a physically disabled person. ...

Jun
03
2020

What will the “New Normal” for our offices look like?
#Real Estate #Construction

Real Estate Update – Feedback from our roundtable event on Thursday 21 May. Last month, Ruth Wilkinson, Shona Dunning and Simon Ralphs from our Construction and Real Estate teams hosted a virtual roundtable focusing on our return to the workplace post Covid-19. ...

Jun
01
2020

Coronavirus Recovery Plan for Construction: Restart, Reset and Reinvent
#Construction

On 1 June 2020, the CLC released the “Industry Recovery Plan” which is a series of proposals intended to help the construction sector recover from the impact of COVID-19. ...

Jun
01
2020

Will the Government’s proposed code of practice save our struggling commercial rental sector
#Real Estate

On the 29 May, the Government announced that it intends to publish a new code of practice to give clarity and reassurance to high street businesses and landlords over rent payments....

Jun
01
2020

Hart v Large - significant damages awarded for surveyor negligence
#Dispute Resolution #Real Estate

In the recent case of Hart & Hart v Large & others, the High Court awarded significant damages to a couple who had relied, in purchasing a £1.2m property, on a HomeBuyer report produced by a surveyor....

May
31
2020

Government has announced specific changes to the furlough scheme
#Employment

The level of government support is unchanged until 31 July....

May
29
2020

Building a Safer Future: Government response to consultation, update to Approved Document B, and Fire Safety Bill
#Construction

Last month the government published its response to the Building a Safer Future consultation on the proposals arising out of the recommendations in Dame Judith Hackitt’s report. The government has in the last 2 months implemented or begun the process of implementing a number of measures supporting this response....

May
29
2020

Immigration update: reopening of visa centres and the 14-day quarantine rule
#Immigration

UK visa application centres across the UK and the world will start to reopen from 1 June 2020. The reopening of these centres will allow applicants to ...

May
29
2020

Return to work considerations for employers: health and safety, duty of care and whistleblowing claims
#Employment

With increased easing of lockdown measures expected from next week, and businesses beginning to re-open, the inevitable employment law implications will arise from returning to work and ensuring that staff are safe....

May
28
2020

Test and trace: isolation, sick pay and furlough
#Employment

As of today, in England and Scotland, test and trace programmes have been introduced (28 May 2020), although there are no current plans to test those without symptoms and the government lead for the programme in ......

May
28
2020

Unofficial work before start date not counted towards continuous employment
#Employment

In O’Sullivan v DSM Demolition Ltd, the Claimant’s contract of employment recorded a start date of 2 November 2015, ...

May
28
2020

ACAS publishes new guidance on mental health during Coronavirus
#Employment

Accompanying their recently commissioned YouGov survey, ACAS has published workplace guidance aimed at assisting staff manage their mental health at work. ...

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