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Browse our law brief articles and blogs, aimed at addressing the practical implications of the latest legal developments affecting you and your organisation.

Articles & Blogs Employment

Government issues guidance on holiday entitlement changes for part-year and irregular-hours workers

Friday, 12 January 2024

In light of the recent amendments to the Working Time Regulations, the Government has issued guidance intended to help employers tackle holiday calculations.

Government issues guidance on holiday entitlement changes for part-year and irregular-hours workers

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Executors beware! Rising concerns over misappropriated assets

Monday, 08 January 2024

Cases concerning the financial abuse of susceptible individuals are rising in an ageing population and it can be difficult to prevent this from happening to a family member or friend.

Executors beware! Rising concerns over misappropriated assets

Articles & Blogs Private Client

Five good reasons to review your Will

Monday, 08 January 2024

Your Will is the document that guides the distribution of your assets and secures the well-being of your loved ones. However, the importance of your Will doesn’t end with its creation.

Five good reasons to review your Will

Articles & Blogs Divorce & Family Private Client

Should a pre-nuptial agreement be part of your wedding planning?

Monday, 08 January 2024

Couples often overlook pre-nuptial agreements, but with one in five marriages ending in divorce by their 10th anniversary and the courts becoming more inclined to uphold them, it’s worth considering one.

Should a Pre-nuptial agreement be part of your wedding planning?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Passing off and breach of confidence

Friday, 05 January 2024

The Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) has found that a recruitment agent caused more than £80,000 in loss and damage when he claimed his new company was the new name of the claimant's business.

Passing off and breach of confidence

Articles & Blogs Employment

Navigating data protection compliance - ICO's draft guidance for employers

Friday, 05 January 2024

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published two sets of draft guidance on data protection compliance for employers and recruiters. Consultation on the draft guidance will be open until 5 March 2024.

Navigating Data Protection compliance - ICO's draft guidance for employers

Articles & Blogs Employment

Compensation caps and whistleblower protection

Friday, 05 January 2024

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld an Employment Tribunal decision to award compensation amounting to £1.6 million following a successful whistleblowing claim.

Compensation caps and whistleblower protection

Articles & Blogs Employment

Holiday Pay for Part-Year Workers FAQs

Thursday, 22 September 2022

We have prepared FAQs to assist employers to digest the holiday entitlement and pay implications of the amended Working Time Regulations.

Holiday Pay for Part-Year Workers FAQs

Articles & Blogs Charities Planning

Why must the 'Captain Tom Foundation' building be demolished?

Thursday, 28 December 2023

Recently, the Planning Inspectorate rejected Captain Sir Tom Moore's family's planning appeal. As a result, they will need to demolish the 'Captain Tom Foundation Building'. In this article we explain the planning history behind the headlines.

Why must the 'Captain Tom Foundation Building' be demolished?

Articles & Blogs Charities

New legislation to tackle economic crime and boost corporate transparency introduces major Companies House reforms

Thursday, 28 December 2023

The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 (ECCTA), which became law on 26 October 2023, brings in reforms that will enhance Companies House's powers.

New legislation to tackle economic crime and boost corporate transparency introduces major Companies House reforms

Articles & Blogs Charities

Changing the objects of a charitable trust - apply for cy-près scheme or await the new Charities Act 2022 power to amend objects by resolution?

Thursday, 28 December 2023

Charity trustees who wish to alter the purposes of a trust (where trust assets cannot be used for the original purposes) can apply to the Charity Commission for a cy-près scheme or wait to use the new statutory power of amendment of a charitable trust.

Changing the objects of a charitable trust - apply for cy-près scheme or await the new Charities Act 2022 power to amend objects by resolution?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Code of Practice issued on "reasonable steps" for unions to take under Strikes Act

Tuesday, 19 December 2023

The Department for Business and Trade has issued the Code of Practice on the "reasonable steps" trade unions will be required to take to comply with the Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Act 2023 (Strikes Act).

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Articles & Blogs Employment

Statutory Unpaid Carer's leave to come into force on 6 April 2024

Tuesday, 19 December 2023

The Carer's Leave Act 2023 was passed earlier this year. It introduces a new entitlement to one week's unpaid leave per year for any employee who is providing or arranging a dependent's care.

Statutory Unpaid Carer's leave to come into force on 6 April 2024

Articles & Blogs Employment

Redundancy protection to be extended for those taking maternity, adoption or shared parental leave

Tuesday, 19 December 2023

The Government has introduced regulations to make key changes to redundancy protection during certain statutory leave, with effect from 6 April 2024.

Redundancy protection to be extended for those taking maternity, adoption or shared parental leave

Articles & Blogs Employment

Flexible working regime changes to take effect from 6 April 2024

Tuesday, 19 December 2023

New legislation was passed earlier this year to make various changes to the flexible work regime. Regulations have now been introduced to make the right to request flexible working a "day one" right from 6 April 2024.

Flexible working regime changes to take effect from 6 April 2024