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Birketts’ lawyers out in force again to support veteran charity

Birketts has announced that it has entered seven teams into this year’s 'Walking With The Wounded’ Cumbrian Challenge.


Birketts' Partner announced as Deputy Traffic Commissioner for the East of England

Laura Thomas has been appointed as Deputy Traffic Commissioner for the East of England.


Vicki Mitman announced as EWIF award finalist

Vicki Mitman, an Associate Solicitor in Birketts’ Franchising Team, has been shortlisted as a finalist for Encouraging Women Into Franchising’s (EWIF) ‘Service Provider of the Year’ award.


Wood (Respondent) v Capita Insurance Services Limited (Appellant) [2017] UKCS 24

Judgment has been handed down in a Supreme Court appeal (Wood v Capita Insurance Services): a unanimous decision in favour of our client, Mr Wood.


Birketts' Motor Industry Group completes Essex Auto Group sale

Birketts has advised the shareholders of the Essex Auto Group on its sale to South Africa-listed Super Group for an undisclosed sum. The deal will see Super Group add to its existing Allen Ford network of dealerships.

Legal Updates

Employment Law Update - Dismissing for long-term sickness absence


A recent Court of Appeal decision highlights the fine balancing exercise to be carried out by employers when reaching a decision to dismiss an employee on long-term sick leave.

Employment Law Update - Cycle courier was a 'worker'


In the latest case concerning employment status in the gig economy, an employment tribunal has held that a cycle courier was a worker.

Employment Law Update - When does notice of termination take effect?


The Court of Appeal has recently decided that notice of termination takes effect when the employee has personally taken delivery of the letter containing the notice.

Employment Law Update - Important decisions on indirect discrimination


The Supreme Court has handed down two decisions clarifying the scope of indirect discrimination.

Employment Law Update - Quick Fire! - April 2017


Government White Paper on Great Repeal Bill, April employment law changes and caste discrimination are covered in this month's Quick fire!



Brexit: latest employment law implications

Five months on since the EU referendum and the majority vote in favour of exiting the European Union, what do we know about the implications for UK employers? Are things any clearer yet?


Family businesses and Brexit

Much is being said and written about the UK’s exit from the EU, and there will be much to do in respect of it. But what might it mean for family businesses?


Brexit: What now for UK employment law?

The process of exiting the EU is unchartered territory for the Government to navigate and the impact on the economy is already being felt. However, as far as employment law is concerned it will be business as usual for the foreseeable future.


Brexit and the impact on family law

While family law may not seem to many to be the main area of concern in the immediate aftermath of the Brexit decision, English family law may face a number of challenges arising out of the decision, and the subsequent negotiations.


Britain votes 'Brexit' - What impact will this have on EUTMs and RCDs?

It is expected that EUTMs and RCDs will in future not apply to the UK. However, there is no immediate change in relation to the laws governing these rights.