Legal Updates

Street fairs and parties: have you checked if you need a licence?


As summer is finally here, many of us are organising street fairs and parties to involve our communities

Employment Law Update - Quick Fire! - June 2016


Employment tribunal decisions online, BIS call for evidence: non compete clauses, Acas early conciliation and more are covered in this month's quick fire..

Immigration Update - June 2016


In this month's update: The EU referendum, illegal working, New Director of Labour Market Enforcement, Access to the NHS, Administrative review and more ...

Employment Law Update - Dress code and religious discrimination


The Advocate General has published opinion on whether a dress code banning the wearing of a Muslim headscarf amounted to direct or indirect discrimination

Employment Law Update - Indirect religious discrimination


The EAT has upheld a claim of indirect religious discrimination by a teacher who was dismissed following her husband’s conviction for child sex offences.

Employment Law Update - Employment status of court interpreters


The Court of Appeal has confirmed that two court interpreters were not ‘employed’ for the purposes of gaining protection under the Equality Act 2010 ...

Employment Law Update - Long working hours and reasonable adjustments


The EAT held that an expectation that an employee would work long hours could still amount to a ‘provision, criterion or practice’...

STOP PRESS: What now for UK employment law?


The Great British electorate has voted to withdraw from the European Union (EU). This article examines the likely impact on employment law.

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.

STOP PRESS: Tribunal fees - adverse impact on access to justice


The House of Commons’ Justice Committee has published its findings following an inquiry into the introduction of fees for bringing a claim in the employment tribunal.

Brexit and planning


As the country goes to the polls, Tom Newcombe considers the impact of Brexit on the planning system.

Community benefits ruled not 'material' to a planning permission


The recent High Court ruling on Wright and Forest of Dean reconsiders the question of what is and is not a 'material consideration' for planning purposes.

Employee share plan online filing


The deadline of 6 July 2016 for online filing of share scheme annual returns is fast approaching.

Bringing the Planning and Housing Act into effect


Less than a month after it gained Royal Assent the Government has made an interesting choice on the first part of the Planning and Housing Act it brings into effect.

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