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Penny Cogher

New case gives breathing room for pension schemes regarding the data protection risks of member correspondence

The High Court’s decision in Farley v Paymaster (1836) Ltd [2024] EWHC 383 (KB) has struck out the majority of claims brought by 474...

Laura McKay

Hacked off claimant settles

Hugh Grant has recently (17 April 2024) spoken about how he has reluctantly settled his claim against News Group Newspapers (NGN),...

Claire Petricca-Riding

Environmental weekly news round up – 19th April 2024

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

Rebecca Denvers

Responsible AI in Recruitment: government issues new guidance for employers

The government has published guidance on Responsible AI in Recruitment, designed to support employers to reduce the risk of implementing...

Joanne Moseley

Do you have to excuse poor behaviour from an employee with a mental health problem?

That was the issue the tribunal had to decide in the case of Muir v Astra Zeneca UK Ltd. Background Dr Muir started working for Astra...

Nicola Gooch

History Repeating: Affordable Housing, Cascades, First Homes and lessons from the (fairly) recent past

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of taking part in a panel discussion about affordable housing, hosted by the LPDF. It was a...

Charlotte Rees-John

Freeports and Investment Zones – Opportunities for the consumer sector

Since their launch, Freeports and Investment Zones have captured the imagination of both local authorities and ambitious firms -...

Jeremy Ladyman

Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs): An introduction

A legal entity identifier (LEI) is a 20-character alphanumerical code that is unique to the entity it is allocated to.  It is associated...

Tiffany Heppell

Holiday pay and entitlement: New regulations shake up retail, leisure, and hospitality sector

The Employment Rights (Amendment, Revocation and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2023 (“the Regulations”) came into effect on 1...

Lara Jackson

The extended fixed costs regime: Confirmation that Contracting Out is permitted

The implementation of the new Fixed Recoverable Costs (FRC) regime in England and Wales on October 1 2023 marked a significant milestone...

Nicola Gooch

More LURA Commences! Enforcement Changes to take effect from 25 April 2024

Another week goes by and we have another set of LURA commencement regulations… and this one is a big one! The Planning Act 2008...

Joanne Moseley

How far do you have to adjust your promotion procedure to accommodate a disabled applicant?

That question was at the heart of Pipe v Coventry University which was recently decided by the Court of Appeal. Facts Mr Pipe worked for...

Joanne Moseley

What's changed? Government updates its guidance on holiday pay

Those of you who are regular readers of our holiday pay blogs will know that we were less than impressed with the guidance the government...

Claire Petricca-Riding

Environmental weekly news round up - 29th March 2024

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

Joanne Moseley

Gender-critical teacher loses employment tribunal claims

In Lister v New College Swindon a tribunal had to decide if a teacher with protected gender critical beliefs had been unfairly dismissed...

Rebecca Denvers

How can employers better support autistic employees in the workplace?

Last week marked neurodiversity celebration week (18 to 24 March 2024). In this blog, we look at the findings of a recent report on...

Natalie Cane

Marks and Spencer case: Demolish and re-build, or retrofit, that is the question

On 1 March 2024 the High Court decided that the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove’s (‘SoS’),...

Nicola Gooch

More LURA comes to those who wait: regulations herald the introduction of commencement notices, high street rental auctions and pavement licences

It's time to update my commencement table again, as …. drumroll please… we now have a third set of commencement regulations for the...

Ross Condie

Litigation Funding Agreements - an update

We wrote last year, about the Supreme Court judgment in Paccar which held that litigation funding agreements (LFAs), under which funders...

Keith Davidson

The impact of mandatory ESG reporting on engineering businesses

The introduction of mandatory ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) reporting is set to have significant implications for...

Charlotte Rees-John

Businesses in Retail, Leisure and Hospitality need to urgently review their holiday accrual and pay practices in light of new legislation

New regulations on holiday pay and entitlement came into force on 1 January 2024. It was hoped that the new rules would simplify the law...

Claire Petricca-Riding

Environmental weekly news round up - 22nd March 2024

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

Joanne Moseley

Discrimination: increases to injury to feelings awards 2024

Individuals who bring successful discrimination claims are entitled to be compensated for the upset and hurt they have suffered by way of...

Charlotte Rees-John

The importance of supply chain responsibility in the retail sector

In a recent article published in Retail Week, it was revealed that investors behind Zara owner Inditex are urging the fashion giant to...

Charlotte Rees-John

Retail sector shows signs of recovery and growth amidst store closures

The UK retail sector experienced significant restructuring and store closures in the past year. However, recent data suggests a positive...

Nanayaa Agyeman

Skilled Worker Sponsor Management System (SMS) will be temporarily unavailable

Last week we posted an article discussing the drastic increases to the minimum salary thresholds for Skilled Worker applications – in...

Nicola Gooch

Seniors Housing: Two lost years, but plenty of cause for optimism.

Today is the launch of the latest “Unlocking Potential for Seniors Housing Development" report, which we produce jointly with Knight...

Julie Dao

Anti-money laundering warning to firms

Regulators in the UK continue to put the fight against financial crime on the top of their agenda. The Financial Conduct Authority...

Rebecca Denvers

Should employers carry out a “general workforce” consultation even if they are making less than 20 people redundant?

In a potentially significant EAT decision, De Bank Haycocks v ADP RPO UK Ltd suggests that employers carrying out smaller scale...

Joanne Moseley

Have you budgeted for increased holiday pay costs?

You probably know that the government has made some significant changes to the Working Time Regulations via the Employment Rights...