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David Shirt

The High Street in a post-COVID world

By Megan Forbes, Irwin Mitchell Solicitor 2019 was reported to be the worst year on record for retail in the UK…and then along came...

Joanne Moseley

Job Retention Bonus - eligibility requirements

The government has today published a policy paper on the Job Retention Bonus. It's not as detailed as we expected and doesn't provide...

Joanne Moseley

Updated FAQ's about making furloughed staff redundant

In May, we set out answers to some of the questions our clients have asked us about making furloughed staff redundant. We've updated that...

Nicola Gooch

What a Difference Two Weeks Makes: Planning Reform, PD Rights & Perspective

Monday was my first day back in the office after two week's annual leave,* and the planning world that I have returned to looks VERY...

Joanne Moseley

Redundancy: furloughed workers must receive full notice pay

The government has today announced that it is bringing in a new law to make sure furloughed employees who are made redundant receive full...

Irwin Mitchell

Sport and technology – the formation of potential claims

By Ted Powell, Christian Vale and Tom Barnard  The issue The use of technology in sport can cause issues. On 17 June 2020, Hawk-Eye (the...

Joanne Moseley

Coronavirus: government updates its guidance to help schools reopen in September

Yesterday the government updated its guidance to help schools prepare to reopen to all pupils at the end of the school holidays. The...

Joanne Moseley

Holidays and quarantine: school and college questions answered

On Saturday night, the government announced it was removing Spain from the list of countries on its travel corridor scheme. This means...

David Shirt

The future of e-commerce – is now the prime time to go online?

By Amelia Darbro The onset of Covid-19 has exacerbated existing difficulties faced by the retail sector. In the UK alone, online shopping...

Joanne Moseley

Quarantine: how to deal with staff returning from holidays abroad

Many popular European holiday destinations have been removed from the 'travel corridor' scheme. Holiday makers returning to the UK from...

Claire Petricca-Riding

Better, best, bestest, but what about smarter?

Liverpool City Mayor, Steve Rotheram, has announced the City's 'building back better' campaign which feels largely familiar given...

Claire Petricca-Riding

Knock, knock… and build up. PD rights extended once again for a very limited few!

Megan Forbes from the Planning and Environmental team at Irwin Mitchell has reviewed the recently announced updates to the permitted...

Irwin Mitchell

The saving grace of the High Street?

... or its death knell?  You decide... Following quickly on from the governments latest shake up of permitted development rights which my...

Claire Petricca-Riding

Building back greener!

It is the start of another week in (partial) lockdown and we have another Government minster giving a speech promising funds to be made...

Joanne Moseley

PM announces changes to the 'work from home advice'

This morning, the Prime Minister said that from Saturday 1 August, it's advice to employers to take all reasonable steps to help people...

Nicola Gooch

Retirement Living: Research shows that unlocking the potential of the sector comes down to the 3 P's: Policies, Priorities and Plans...

Over the last few months, we have been working with the amazing research team at Knight Frank* to analyse the relationship between:  a...

Liam Salt

The Court will make Bankruptcy Orders during the Pandemic

by Patrick Finn A High Court judgment by Insolvency and Companies Court Judge Burton has made a bankruptcy order against one of the UK's...

Irwin Mitchell

Political statements and professional sport – where is the line?

By Ted Powell and Naomi Findlay  Sport cuts across race, religion, age, gender, politics and more. Professional athletes have a diverse...

Nicola Gooch

Once more with feeling: planning, politics and a plethora of announcements

The last few weeks have been an absolute whirlwind of legislation, policy announcements and promised reforms to the planning system. In...

Irwin Mitchell

Slavery in the supply chain - bringing tears to your eyes

By Rob Coleridge, Emma Windle, and Micah Hall Recently, lurid headlines about a supplier to fashion brand Boohoo have brought into focus...

Joanne Moseley

Summer Statement - employment implications

The Chancellor's Summer Statement included a number of measures employers need to be aware of. Job Retention Bonus The Chancellor...

Joanne Moseley

Coronavirus - first furlough fraud arrests are made

According to Personnel Today, the West Midlands Police have arrested a man suspected of defrauding the furlough scheme of around...

Joanne Moseley

Are antibody tests the key to reassuring staff that it's safe to return to work?

According to research published in Personnel Today, 90% of employees said they would like their employers to offer antibody testing in...

Irwin Mitchell

The Sport Wales support funds - a boost for sport in Wales

By Ted Powell It’s a difficult time for both professional and grassroots sports clubs across the UK. Whilst a limited number of...

Claire Petricca-Riding

Is this the 'green print' for recovery?

Fresh on the heels of Boris Johnson's speech last week, we had a summer statement from the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak today.  Last week's...

Irwin Mitchell

Introducing WADA's new anti-doping plan

In recent years, doping scandals have damaged the reputation of sport. In Athletics for example, distance running coach, Alberto Salazar,...

David Shirt

Furlough fraud: How to ensure you don’t fall foul of the rules

By Lily Pidge, Irwin Mitchell The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Furlough Scheme) is one of the most generous support...

Joanne Moseley

SSP extended to people in 'support bubbles'

Yesterday the Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus) (Suspension of Waiting Days and General Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 came into...

Stephanie Reeves

COVID-19 And The Insurance Market: Proposals For Dealing With Future "Black Swan" Events

From 4 July 2020 onwards, pubs, cafes and restaurants in England will be reopening along with cinemas, theme parks, hotels and camp...

Jane Anderson

Update to the Guidance on Responsible Contractual Behaviour During COVID-19

On 7 May 2020 the Government produced “Guidance on responsible contractual behaviour in the performance and enforcement of contracts...