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Joanne Moseley

Is flexible working the key to boosting performance and teacher well-being?

The government certainly thinks so. It has updated its non-statutory guidance on flexible working in schools and recommends that leaders...

Andrew Cotton

Gambling Reform under debate......cont'd

We published an article on 26 February 2024 referencing the parliamentary debate that was taking place that day as a result of a petition...

Laura Willis

Apprenticeship contracts: six traps for the unwary

Apprenticeships are becoming a popular way for employers in the property sector to train staff and, for those required to pay the...

Martha Kent

Increasing risks of climate litigation and controversy to sports organisations

In the past, climate litigation in England was typically brought against the giants of the fossil fuel industry, often under...

Hannah Moran

How schools and colleges should deal with freedom of information requests

Freedom of Information and the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) gives the public a mechanism to access information about the...

Henry Thompson

Shareholders United - Tackling the issues of minority corporate investment

It took some time, but Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s Ineos Group has acquired a 25% stake in Manchester United football club. When working on a...

Andrew Cotton

Gambling Reform under debate

On Monday 26 February 2024, Parliament will debate a petition that relates to the proposed financial risk checks for on-line gambling....

Nicola Gooch

The CMA Report into Housebuilding is out! and some other stuff.....

I hadn't even finished my first coffee of the day, when news of the publication of the CMA report into the housebuilding industry popped...

Claire Petricca-Riding

Environmental Weekly News Round Up – 23 February 2024

Welcome to the latest edition of our weekly Environment Law news update. As ever, we bring you developments, insights, and analysis in...

Jennifer Ayris

Reduced opening hours: the part-time high street

With retailers experimenting with reduced opening hours, Jennifer Ayris provides an overview of the key considerations involved in doing...

Rebecca Denvers

Menopause: New guidance published to help employers understand their obligations to women

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published new guidance to help employers understand what their legal obligations are...

Vanessa Horn

Register of Contractual Controls on Land – Consultation Period Drawing to a Close

Time is running out for those who wish to respond to the government’s proposals for a public register of contractual controls on land....

Charlotte Rees-John

The top employment law cases that the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality sector needs to look out for in 2024

We have identified the cases which could have a big impact on the retail, leisure, and hospitality sector over the next 12 months.  These...

Katherine East

Supply chain disruption as a result of war and conflict – Is your business protected?

Four years ago, global supply chains and their potential fragility were thrust into mainstream media as Covid-19 changed the world as we...

Andrew Cotton

Gambling Review: Prepare now for changes to Personal Management Licences

Companies holding Gambling Commission Operating Licences should be reviewing their management structure and identifying which additional...

Joanne Moseley

New report: working parents want flexibility and better childcare options

Bright Horizons has published its annual Modern Families Index report, which reveals the latest trends and challenges facing working...

Claire Petricca-Riding

Environmental Weekly News Round Up – 16 February 2024

Welcome to the latest edition of our weekly Environment Law news update. As ever, we bring you developments, insights, and analysis in...

Richard Baigent

UK Trade: December 23 data reveals decrease in both imports and exports whilst annual figures remain positive

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) recently released the latest trade figures for the UK. Here Richard Baigent, our International...

Colette Kelly

A new dawn at the Serious Fraud Office

On 13 February 2024, Nick Ephgrave delivered his first public speech as the new director of the Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”), declaring...

Andrew Cotton

A summary of Terms of Reference and Call for Evidence: Review of UK Gambling Act (2005)

Ahead of the first Gambling Commission response to its first batch of consultations launched last summer Andrew Cotton from Irwin...

Rebecca Denvers

Holiday pay: what are the new rules and what do employers need to do to comply with them?

New regulations on holiday pay and entitlement came into force on 1 January 2024. The new rules were expected to reverse the outcomes of...

Joanne Moseley

Failure to provide a toilet for the exclusive use of women = sex discrimination

Can an employer ask its female staff to use the men's loos, or a disabled or accessible toilet if they don't have specific facilities for...

Nicola Gooch

Happy Brownfield Development/ Urban Densification Day .... more consultations and another proposed change to the NPPF

Today has certainly been a busy one for DLUHC….  Between 8.45am and 5.15pm, the Department published no less than eight separate updates...

Joanne Moseley

Can you legitimately turn down an employee's request to work exclusively from home?

Over the last 12 months or so, we’ve seen a real push to get staff back into their physical workplaces following the pandemic. That...

Claire Petricca-Riding

Happy BNG Commencement Date!

The Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) regulatory framework goes live today. In this first tranche this will affect most major developments with...

Joanne Moseley

The pension pay gap: what needs to change to give women parity with men?

The pensions gender pay gap in 2024 is alarming. According to a new report by NOW: Pensions women face significant disadvantages in terms...

Claire Petricca-Riding

Environmental Weekly News Round Up – 9 February 2024

Welcome to the latest edition of our weekly Environment Law news update. As ever, we bring you developments, insights, and analysis in...

Nicola Gooch

The mysterious case of Dennis and the former Television Centre...

Yesterday, the Secretary of State published his call-in decision for the re-development of the Former London Television Centre.  In it,...

Keith Davidson

PFAS Regulation: What’s the impact on development projects?

As a partner in Irwin Mitchell’s environment law team, I was recently interviewed by Tess Colley from The ENDS Report in relation to the...

Claire Petricca-Riding

Environmental Weekly News Round Up – 2 February 2024

Welcome to the latest edition of our weekly Environment Law news update. As ever, we bring you developments, insights, and analysis in...