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Apr
27
2018

When does notice of termination of employment take effect?
#Employment

The Supreme Court has recently confirmed in Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood that in the absence of any express provision in an employment contract, written notice of termination from an employer does not take effect until the employee has read it, or had a reasonable opportunity of doing so....

Apr
26
2018

'The Commonwealth has found its voice' - Michael Sippitt comments on The Malta Business Weekly
#Press #Clarkslegal

Reeling off a slew of new initiatives and agreements announced in the 12-page Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Communiqué issued here last Friday, Prime Minister Theresa May told the closing press conference that "in all these ways and more, the Commonwealth has found its voice, we can look forward to a bright future with confidence"....

Apr
26
2018

The Four C’s of Co-working
#Information Technology #Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups

Co-working is not a new concept, nor is it a fleeting craze. Last year, flexible work spaces made up over 20% of all commercial office leases in central London. This trend is not confined to the capital either; take-up of flexible work spaces in cities outside London increased 275% from 2016 to 2017. ...

Apr
24
2018

OASIS Group UK Acquisition Trail Continues
#Corporate #Press

Clarkslegal, led by corporate lawyers Jon Chapman and Esma Kilic, continue to advise OASIS Group on all of their UK acquisitions....

Apr
24
2018

‘Don’t believe the gig economy hype, says Matthew Taylor’ – Monica Atwal comments for Personnel Today
#Employment #Press

The view that full-time employment is in retreat and will be subsumed by the gig economy is not borne out by the facts, Matthew Taylor argued at a recent conference. Cath Everett listened in and gauged reactions to his ideas....

Apr
23
2018

'Expert reveals WHEN Britain's trade with the Commonwealth will BEAT the EU' - Michael Sippitt comments on Express
#Press #Clarkslegal

AN INDIAN expert and broadcaster has revealed how long it will take for Britain's trade with the 52 Commonwealth countries to surpass its trade with the EU - and it will not please Brexiteers....

Apr
20
2018

'Commonwealth FAMILY: Trade expert celebrates Queen’s role in UK’s post Brexit future' - Michael Sippitt comments on Express
#Press #Clarkslegal

COMMONWEALTH leaders dined with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace last night as talk over how to best boost Brexit Britain’s trading future raged. One trade expert told Express.co.uk that the UK is right to pursue "the world outside Europe” and celebrates the Queen’s role in “keeping the door open”....

Apr
20
2018

Early Conciliation: Welcome clarity from the EAT on extending time limits
#Employment

In the recent case of Luton Borough Council v Haque (“Haque”) the EAT has clarified that the two sub-sections for extending limitation periods through Acas early conciliation apply sequentially, and not as alternatives....

Apr
20
2018

Shared Parental Leave – Failure to enhance is not discrimination
#Employment

The EAT have held that an employer’s failure to pay enhanced shared parental leave (SPL) to a male employee when it did pay enhanced maternity leave to female employees was not direct sex discrimination (our blog on the Tribunal’s earlier decision can be found here). ...

Apr
20
2018

Windrush Generation: What’s the scandal about?
#Immigration #Inward Investment

In recent days, the government has faced criticism of its treatment of people from the so-called Windrush Generation. Those who arrived in the UK between 1948 and 1971 from Caribbean countries have been labelled the Windrush generation, after the ship which brought them here as a response to post-war labour shortages in the UK. Almost 500 migrants from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados came to the UK at the invitation of the British government....

Apr
17
2018

‘Data is fast becoming more valuable than gold’ – Monica Atwal writes for City AM
#Data Protection #Press

Data is the new gold, but we do not value this precious commodity, giving our data away too freely....

Apr
16
2018

Future of work panel at Commonwealth Forum
#Clarkslegal #Press

At the Commonwealth Business Forum opening in London on Monday, followed by the meeting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government, Michael Sippitt, Chairman of Clarkslegal and the Commonwealth Environmental Platform, and a director of the HR consultancy Forbury People Ltd, will be speaking on a panel regarding the Future of Work in the 21st Century....

Apr
13
2018

STEP Malta Conference 2018
#Environment #Press

Michael Sippitt, Chairman of Clarkslegal and of the Commonwealth Environmental Investment Platform (the CEIP), on 13 April addressed a session of the 2018 STEP conference in Malta, speaking on ethical and green investment. STEP is the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning, with over 20,000 members across the world....

Apr
13
2018

Data Protection
#Data Protection

Are you ready for GDPR? With less than 30 working days left until the General Data Protection Regulation comes into force, is your organisation complaint?...

Apr
13
2018

Mind the Gap: Following up on Gender Pay Gap Reporting
#Employment

After much press coverage in the build up to the reporting deadline of 4 April 2018, organisations employing more than 250 employees have now published their gender pay gap data and the results are now available for all to see. While the BBC reported that around 1,500 organisations missed the deadline to report, the results that are in make for tough reading....

Apr
11
2018

'Crypto Confidence' - Zafar Kanani writes for Finance Monthly
#Commercial #Information Technology

The cryptowave is only going to build more momentum in the next 12 to 18 months. Just two weeks ago Barclays announced a partnership with a leading crypto company to facilitate payments to buy Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin, the most established crypto assets. This may reflect a trend of major financial institutions moving away from outright denunciation of cryptocurrencies to a cautious participation, marking a significant shift in their approach and making these assets much more accessible to new investors....

Apr
10
2018

Getting Ready for GDPR: Key Points
#Commercial #Data Protection

Admittedly, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may not be the most exciting piece of legislation… however, with just over six weeks until it comes into force, the time for ensuring you are fully compliant is NOW!...

Apr
10
2018

Welsh Land Transaction Tax: what you need to know
#Real Estate

From 1 April 2018, Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) has been replaced for transactions relating to properties in Wales with Land Transaction Tax (LTT). LTT has been introduced pursuant to the Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes Act 2017....

Apr
06
2018

Tier 2 Restricted CoS shortage fourth month in a row
#Immigration #Inward Investment #Employment

The Tier 2 visa cap has been reached for the fourth month in a row resulting in sponsors being unable to employ workers under the Tier 2 General category from overseas. UKVI data shows that the minimum points required to be successful was 56 – a stark contrast to the usual 21. Many businesses have been trying to secure Restricted CoS since December....

Apr
06
2018

Answering the unknown: Can Respondents respond to unparticularised allegations?
#Employment

In SoS BEIS v Parry and The Trustees of the Williams Jones’s School Foundation, the Court of Appeal (overturning the EAT’s decision) confirmed that even if a claim form has no particulars attached, in some circumstances a Respondent can still respond to the claim....

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