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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 postholders...

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...

Martha Kent

Women's cycling facing an uphill struggle for sponsorship

While some women's sports have seen significant upturn in sponsorship over the last few years, women's cycling faces an uphill struggle...

Andrew Cotton

Major changes on the way for gambling businesses

Since the publication of the government’s White Paper on reforming gambling regulation, further consultations have been published which...

Joanne Moseley

The top employment law cases schools and colleges need to look out for in 2024

We’ve identified the cases which could have a big impact on the education sector over the next 12 months. These cover:  Religious or...

Nicola Gooch

Let LURA commence.....well... some more of it, anyway.

Yesterday, DLUHC published the second set of commencement regulations for the Levelling-Up and Regeneration Act.  The first set snuck out...

Yasmina Bugel

Uncovering the concept of 'bluewashing'

The term ‘greenwashing’ is widely recognised in relation to Environmental Social Governance (ESG). In short, it is a term used to...

Joanne Moseley

Will claimants have to pay to bring an employment tribunal claim?

HR professionals who are as long in the tooth as me will remember that back in 2013 the government decided to charge claimants a fee for...

Garon Anthony

Business interruption insurance claims, where are we now and where are we going to?

We first started talking about business interruption insurance in the summer of 2020 when numerous businesses sought to claim from their...

Andrew Walker

North Brewing Company administration: Breweries continue to feel the squeeze

North Brewing Company, a Leeds-based brewery and bar-owner, has secured a sale out of administration that will ensure their future...

Nicola Gooch

Call The Minister: DLUHC revises "Call -in" Direction and other news....

We are all very busy in the Planning & Environment team at IM Towers* this week, so I am afraid you are getting a very quick round-up...