Legal Updates

Employment Law Update - Interference by HR in disciplinary decision


What is the role of HR in a disciplinary procedure? The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has recently considered whether a decision heavily influenced by HR rendered a dismissal unfair.

Top 20 ideas and suggestions for improving gender diversity arising out of events run by Birketts LLP and PWC and supported by the CBI


The business case for improved gender diversity in the workplace is made out and is compelling – worth £15-£23bn per annum in the UK alone.

Service of notices under section 21 Housing Act 1988 – changes to the law


Residential landlords (and their managing agents) will shortly be grappling with a variety of changes to requirements

Building a hostile environment?


The Home Office is making good on its promise to increase immigration inspections in the construction sector

STOP PRESS: Travelling to and from work counts as ‘working time’


The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has handed down its decision in the case of Federacion de Servicios Privados del Sindicato Comisiones Oberas v Tyco Integrated Secutory SL.

Will the floodgates open for Data Protection Act claims?


Quentin Golder explores a recent Court of Appeal decision

Gender diversity


Retaining top talent when you find it

STOP PRESS: Tribunal fees challenge rejected (again)


The Court of Appeal has handed down its decision in Unison’s legal challenge to the introduction of employment tribunal fees by the Government in July 2013.

Immigration Update - August 2015


In this month's update we cover the requirement to speak fluent English, right to rent checks, modern slavery and supply chains - annual statement required, a warning regarding degrees from certain 'universities' in India and restricted Certificates of Sponsorship.

Employment Law Update - Quick fire!


Latest employment law news.

Employment Law Update - Consultation: taxation of termination payments


The Government has published a new consultation on proposals for simplifying the tax and National Insurance treatment of termination payments.

Employment Law Update - Agency workers: the right to be informed of job vacancies


The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considers the scope of the right for agency workers to be informed of vacancies at the end-user company.

Employment Law Update - Derogatory comments on Facebook


An employee was found by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) to have been fairly dismissed for derogatory comments made on Facebook two years previously.

Intellectual Property Enterprise Court: Achieving its aims an independent report concludes


The introduction of reforms to the courts dealing with IP claims began in 2010 while the Patents County Court (PCC) was still in place.

Private Lives: Trusts for disabled persons


We frequently hear from individuals who would like to make financial provision for the care of family members who lack the capacity to care and provide for themselves.

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