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Nicola Gooch

Election Watch: A Planning Manifest(o) Comparison.

It's Friday and Manifesto Week is officially drawing to a close. Having spent much of the week summarising manifestos, it only seems...

Nicola Gooch

Election Watch: What the Labour Manifesto says about Planning

For my third (but not quite final*) post of Manifesto Week, it is time to turn our attention to Labour.  But first, a reminder of the...

Jane Anderson

General Election - The Litigation Edition

The upcoming General Election means that Parliament has now been dissolved and the “wash up” to get as much legislation passed as...

Nicola Gooch

Election Watch: What the Conservative Manifesto says about Planning

Hot on the heels of the Liberal Democrats, whose manifesto launched yesterday, it is the Conservative Manifesto's turn to be put under...

Nicola Gooch

Election Watch: What the Lib Dem Manifesto says about Planning

Welcome to Manifesto Week!  All three of the main political parties in England are expected to launch their manifestos this week.  As...

Claire Petricca-Riding

Environment weekly news round up - 7 June

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

Joanne Moseley

Which proposed employment law changes will survive the general election?

Parliament has been dissolved ahead of the next general election. Public bills can't be carried over from one parliament to another and...

Joanne Moseley

Education focus: which proposed employment and education law changes will survive the general election?

Parliament has been dissolved ahead of the general election. Public bills can't be carried over from one parliament to another and any...

Victoria Kempthorne

New JCT Minor Works Building Contracts 2024 published

On the 15 May 2024, JCT released the 2024 edition of the JCT Minor Works Building Contract family. The JCT recommends that the Minor...

Nicola Gooch

Election Watch: We need a grown-up, serious, discussion about Housing. Now.

I don't know how many of you watched the first election debate on Tuesday night. Having tuned in hoping for a serious policy discussion,...

Laura McKay

New anti-greenwashing rule

In November 2023, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) introduced a series of new measures in a bid to tackle greenwashing and increase...

Melanie Bancroft

Navigating Excellence: Insights from the ISBA Annual Conference

May saw Jenny Arrowsmith and I travel to Newport, South Wales for the Independent Schools’ Bursars Association (ISBA) Annual Conference....

Natalie Cane

New JCT 2024 – Sustainability / ESG

The new JCT Design and Build contract, 2024 edition has been released, and as we have seen, there have been a number of updates to the...

Charlotte Rees-John

Labour’s employment law reforms: what employers in retail, leisure, and hospitality need to know

Labour's potential victory in the general election in July could usher in the New Deal for Working People, necessitating swift action...

Joanne Moseley

New RSHE guidance: what it means for sex education lessons in schools

The government has published a new consultation on proposed changes to the statutory guidance on teaching relationships, sex and health...

Gordon Chan

Taking a Risk with the Contract? The Good Faith Provisions in JCT DB 2024

This article is part of Irwin Mitchell’s “thought pieces series” on the JCT Design and Build Contract 2024 (DB 2024), by members of the...

Lydia Robinson

Liquidated Damages, The Triple Point Case, and the New JCT

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) has released its new Design and Build Contract 2024. A new clause (2.29.5) relating to liquidated...

Ella Ovenden

Will green leases, green finance and EPCs help to reduce the property industry’s environmental footprint?

In September 2023, the UK government announced changes in its approach to reaching the country’s 2050 net zero targets. Continued...

Claire Petricca-Riding

Environment weekly news round up - 31 May 2024

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

Kate Ruston

Risks and Rewards: the use of AI in real estate

Artificial intelligence is the ability of a computer to perform tasks that are commonly associated with the intellectual processes and...

Nicola Gooch

Election Watch: How many former Secretaries of State at DLUHC are standing at the next election?

Well, I certainly chose an interesting week to get married! *  In the few days before the big day, the Prime Minister called a general...

Joanne Moseley

Rape crisis centre deliberately harassed and unfairly dismissed counsellor who voiced gender critical beliefs

In Adams v Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre, a tribunal had to decide if an employee was discriminated by her employer because she didn't...

Jenny Arrowsmith

Workplace investigations demystified: 10 lessons from the tribunals

We are seeing an increased demand for guidance and training on how managers should conduct investigations in the context of grievances...

Claire Petricca-Riding

Environmental weekly news round up – 24 May 2024

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

Penny Cogher

Pensions Law - What’s on the Horizon for 2024? Part 2 - The General Election

In January this year, Martin Jenkins said 2024 would be a busy one for the Pensions industry Pensions Law: What’s on the horizon for...

Chris Williams

Inquest costs in civil proceedings

Inquests play a crucial role in determining the circumstances surrounding a person’s death. In situations where a person has died due to...

Joanne Moseley

Employee with ADHD and PTSD awarded £4.5 million compensation after being dismissed for failing her probationary period

The Employment Tribunal has given judgment in the case of Mrs Wright-Turner v London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and Ms K Dero, in...

Bryan Bletso

London’s financial services sector remains strong in FDI

According to a recent article in CityAM relating to a new study by leading business advisory firm, EY, the UK has solidified its position...

Eleanor Howells

'Influencing' gone too far?

We are all now well versed to the world of ‘influencing’, and it is almost expected that we will consume advertisements when scrolling on...

Claire Petricca-Riding

Environmental weekly news round up – 17 May 2024

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