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Claire Petricca-Riding

Weekly environmental update - 19 July

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

Joanne Moseley

Buckle up: employment changes are coming thick and fast

The King attended the state opening of parliament today to read out a speech which set out the government's legislative plans. The speech...

Penny Cogher

The King’s Speech – All change for the rail industry, no change for pension schemes

In a short and focussed 12-minute speech, revealing the Labour Government’s plan to introduce forty bills over the next year, the King...

Nicola Gooch

What the King's Speech says about Planning

The Chancellor’s first speech in office stated that planning and development was at the heart of this Government’s Growth Agenda. Today’s...

Sanjida Begum

Recent building safety cases: Key developments under the Building Safety Act 2022

Over the last few months, two cases have been released by the First Tier Tribunal (FTT) and Upper Tribunal (UT) regarding the application...

Kate Rawlings

Celebrating World Youth Skills Day: Unlocking the potential skills of our future generations

This month we’re marking World Youth Skills Day, a United Nations initiative focused on empowering the next generation of business...

Claire Petricca-Riding

Weekly environmental update - 12 July

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

Joanne Moseley

Are you prepared for the new duty to prevent sexual harassment at work?

On Saturday 26 October 2024 the new Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Act 2023 comes into force. The Act introduces a...

Gordon Chan

Supreme Court rules collateral warranty is not a construction contract

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has handed down a significant judgment for the construction industry earlier today (9 July 2024)....

Amy Au

Deerly defamed: The Martha Harvey vs. Netflix defamation claim

In the curious case of Fiona Harvey versus the streaming giant Netflix, the plot thickens.  Netflix’s latest hit show ‘Baby Reindeer’ has...

Nicola Gooch

There is No Time to Waste: Labour's Planning Reform Programme is here

Well, that was quick! Barely one working day into the new administration and Labour has laid out its programme of planning reform. This...

Joanne Moseley

Standby or on-call: are your employees working or resting?

Working time includes any period where a worker is working, at their employer’s disposal and carrying out activities or duties. Time...

Andrew Evans

Digital Markets, Competition and Consumer Act: A quick guide for housebuilders and residential developers

The Digital Markets, Competition and Consumer Act is expected to come into force this Autumn and will herald a transformative shift in...

Charlotte Rees-John

Labour and the consumer sector: Actions and priorities for the first 100 days

As the consumer sector eagerly anticipates the actions of the newly-elected Labour government, Charlotte Rees-John, Head of the Retail,...

Claire Petricca-Riding

Weekly environmental update - 5 July

5Welcome to the latest edition of our weekly Environment Law news update. As ever, we bring you developments, insights, and analysis in...

Claire Petricca-Riding

Manchester Ship Canal Company v United Utilities: Clarification on the Powers of Statutory Sewerage Undertakers

Another week another Supreme Court decision which affects the environmental sector.  I will ignore the bus analogy, but I am sure you...

Nicola Gooch

Do you really want to live forever? Later Living and the importance of ageing well.

I am currently in the middle this year's ARCO conference: ‘Building tomorrow - creating housing and care options for all’. If you haven't...

Mandeep Khroud

Sponsor Licence issues within the care industry

Irwin Mitchell’s Immigration Team have been met with an increase of calls from concerned members of the care industry regarding the...

Joanne Moseley

New duty to prevent sexual harassment will put the spotlight on schools and colleges

The new duty to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace, set out in the Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Act 2023,...

Penny Cogher

TPO: Use IDRP before asking us to consider the complaint

New announcement from The Pensions Ombudsman (TPO) reinforces the need for individuals and schemes to engage with IDRPs seriously and...

Darren Malone

The application of Ainsworth and Samsung to inter partes assessments

In the recent matter of Wazen v Khan [2024] EWHC 1083 (SCCO) before Deputy Costs Judge Roy KC, the question arose as to how detailed and...

Joanne Moseley

New duty to protect free speech in higher education: implications for colleges

New legislation aimed at protecting the rights of staff, students and visiting speakers to talk about subjects which are controversial or...

Nicola Gooch

TGI Fry Day: Court of Appeal clarifies law on nutrient neutrality in CG Fry & Son Ltd v SSLUHC 

Whilst it might not have taken quite as long as the Supreme Court's decision in Finch, it is fair to say that the Court of Appeal's...

Claire Petricca-Riding

Environment weekly news roundup – 28 June

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

Alex Delin

Deterioration of Defects

In August 2023, the First-tier Tribunal (“FTT”) issued the first remediation order under section 123 of the Building Safety Act 2022...

Joanne Moseley

Will it really take 45 years to close the gender pay gap?

We are in the seventh year of mandatory gender pay gap reporting. Progress is being made, but it's painfully slow. Recent analysis into...

Claire Petricca-Riding

Environment weekly news round up - 21 June

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

Patrick Finn

Arbitration and winding up

In a judgment handed down yesterday in Sian Participation v. Halimeda International [2024] UKPC 16 (Sian Participation v Halimeda), the...

Stefano DAmbrosio Nunez

New era for scope 3 emissions in planning applications? Supreme Court rules in favour of Finch

Today, the Supreme Court has released its ruling on the Finch case after around a year of deliberation. The judgement concluded that...

Colette Kelly

The General Election – The Fraud Edition

The main political parties have all launched their manifestos for the 2024 General Election. This article considers the weight the main...