Legal Updates

Employment Law Update - Discriminatory pay for shared parental leave

27/10/2016

An employment tribunal has recently ruled on the level of compensation awarded to a male employee...

Employment Law Update - Working time and holiday pay

27/10/2016

The Court of Appeal has handed down its decision in a case dealing with statutory holiday pay and whether this should be calculated to include commission

Motor Matters - The impact of the Brexit vote on motor dealers...

26/10/2016

For many in the sector the big question was (and is) whether the Brexit vote causes a big downturn in new car sales – or otherwise badly affects the sector.

Motor Matters - Equal pay legislation in the motor retail sector

26/10/2016

Reporting in respect of Equal Pay (Gender Pay Gap Reporting) will affect many businesses next year if you have more than 250 employees on the payroll...

Motor Matters - Pretty vacant

26/10/2016

Last time in Motor Matters we discussed pitfalls relating to payments under leases. This time we look at another common pre-condition in termination clauses

Motor Matters - Risk management in the retail automotive sector

26/10/2016

Lee Cohen, Managing Director of Hamilton Leigh Insurance Brokers explains why managing risk in the sector is now more important than ever.

Motor Matters - Selling a motor dealership

26/10/2016

Marc Matthew, former owner and Chairman of the Lifestyle Motor Group, recounts his experience of selling the business.

Tesco set to face legal dispute over pay cuts

18/10/2016

Following on the heels of the junior doctors’ dispute and ‘Marmitegate’, we now have news of a pay dispute between Tesco and some of its long-standing employees who are unhappy at proposals to reduce rates of pay for unsociable hours worked on weekends, nightshifts and bank holidays.

A Grove Warning – “a classic case of one party making a bad bargain”

17/10/2016

The Court of Appeal (CA) has upheld the decision of the TCC in the case of Balfour Beatty Regional Construction Limited v. Grove Developments Limited [2016] EWCA Civ 990.

A speedy start for the Neighbourhood Planning Bill

11/10/2016

The Neighbourhood Planning Bill had its second reading yesterday, with the Government giving little away on substance.

Birketts attends bfa Forums

05/10/2016

Members of the Birketts Franchising Team have recently attended a number of bfa forums to discuss hot topics, the new European Code of Ethics for Franchising and mandatory arbitration clauses in franchise agreements.

Private Lives - An advance decision or a health and welfare LPA

03/10/2016

Following the introduction of health and welfare lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA 2005), individuals have a choice

Private Lives - Giving to trusts and the loss to donor principle

03/10/2016

The value of a gift for Inheritance Tax (IHT) purposes is calculated by comparing the value of the taxpayer’s assets before and after the gift is made.

Private Lives - Death in the digital age

03/10/2016

From social media to bank statements, almost everything today is conducted or at least available in digital form.

Private Lives - Rural accidents and the Air Ambulance Service

03/10/2016

Jess Down of the East Anglian Air Ambulance explains how the EAAA raise funds and how you can learn more about the positive impact a gift in a Will can make

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