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Articles & Blogs Employment

70 Companies Participating in Trial of Four-Day Working Week

Friday, 17 June 2022

A six-month trial has begun into the benefits of a four-day working week with no loss of pay.

70 Companies Participating in Trial of Four-Day Working Week

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employer Penalised for Failing to Follow ACAS Code in Sham Redundancy Dismissal

Friday, 17 June 2022

An employer should have applied the ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures in a sham redundancy procedure. Having failed to do so, the employee's compensation was uplifted by 25%.

Employer Penalised for Failing to Follow ACAS Code in Sham Redundancy Dismissal

Articles & Blogs Employment

More Health Care Professionals Set to Be Able to Sign Fit Notes

Friday, 17 June 2022

New Regulations are due to come into effect from 1 July which will enable nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists and physiotherapists to sign and issue Fit Notes.

More Health Care Professionals Set to Be Able to Sign Fit Notes

Articles & Blogs Employment

Government Announces Simplification of Apprenticeship Programme

Friday, 10 June 2022

The Government has announced changes to the apprenticeship programme to make it simpler for employers, training providers and apprentices.

Government Announces Simplification of Apprenticeship Programme

Articles & Blogs Employment

'Without Prejudice' Letter Deemed Inadmissible in Proceedings Despite Containing Exaggerated Allegations

Friday, 10 June 2022

In a recent decision, the EAT held a letter proposing settlement terms was inadmissible in tribunal proceedings, despite the fact it contained exaggerated allegations about the employee's conduct.

'Without Prejudice' Letter Deemed Inadmissible in Proceedings Despite Containing Exaggerated Allegations

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Recent Data Protection Developments - What Do Life Sciences Organisations Need to Know?

Wednesday, 08 June 2022

Data protection law has been in a state of flux for a number of years now, with the relentless pace of technological development, new ways of working, and external factors such as Brexit, all informing changes in the law and regulatory guidance.

Key Recent Developments in Data Protection - What Do Life Sciences Organisations Need to Know?

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

New UK Medicine Batch Testing Regime - Have Your Say

Wednesday, 08 June 2022

The Department for Health and Social Care is consulting on a new regime for batch testing of medicines which have been imported.

New UK Medicine Batch Testing Regime - Have Your Say

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Supply and Distribution Agreements - New Competition Law Regime in Force

Wednesday, 08 June 2022

Parties to agreements sometimes include restrictions, such as exclusive territory, minimum purchase requirements, recommended pricing, or some other requirements which may cause a problem under competition law.

Supply and Distribution Agreements - New Competition Law Regime in Force

Articles & Blogs Data Protection In-House Lawyers

Key Recent Developments in Data Protection - What Do In-house Lawyers Need to Know?

Tuesday, 07 June 2022

Data protection law has been in a state of flux for a number of years now, with the relentless pace of technological development, new ways of working, and external factors such as Brexit, all informing changes in the law and regulatory guidance.

Key Recent Developments in Data Protection - What Do In-house Lawyers Need to Know?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Residential Leasehold Reform - Change Is Coming

Monday, 06 June 2022

Amid mounting pressure on the Government to address longstanding concerns about the way in which residential leaseholds are governed, many proposed legislative interventions were introduced in the Queen's speech on 10 May 2022, with further change likely.

Residential Leasehold Reform - Change Is Coming

Articles & Blogs Corporate Real Estate

Leases - Negotiating Heads of Terms

Monday, 06 June 2022

This is the first in a series of articles exploring some of the key issues to be considered when agreeing heads of terms and negotiating the provisions of a commercial lease.

Leases - Negotiating Heads of Terms

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Real Estate

The Return of Forfeiture - What Are the Options?

Monday, 06 June 2022

When the coronavirus pandemic began in March 2020, the UK Government sought to protect the interests of commercial tenants by placing a moratorium on landlords terminating (forfeiting) leases for non-payment of rent.

The Return of Forfeiture - What Are the Options?

Articles & Blogs Charities

Charities and Ethical Investment - Butler-Sloss and Others v Charity Commission and Another

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

On 29 April 2022 the High Court handed down its judgment in the case of Butler-Sloss and others v Charity Commission and another.

Charity Commission Case Provides Useful Summary of Laws Around Ethical Investment

Articles & Blogs Employment

Government Considering Plans to Boost Rights of Teachers Who Choose Not to Join a Trade Union

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

The Education Secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, has said he would like to allow teachers who are not union members to be accompanied by external lawyers or representatives to grievance and disciplinary hearings.

Government Considering Plans to Boost Rights of Teachers Who Choose Not to Join a Trade Union

Articles & Blogs Employment

Number of Employees Working Regularly from Home Continues to Increase

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

As employers continue to adjust to long-term hybrid working, new research from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) shows the continued growth of regular working from home.

Number of Employees Working Regularly from Home Continues to Increase