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Scotland and England differ on Important Insolvency issue

Two cases, one English and the other Scots in the last few months have given markedly different outcomes to what happens to property that...

Irwin Mitchell

It's not for girls, apparently?!?

It was disappointing but not surprising to see this morning the stereotypes and attitudes that still persist over what sort of jobs are...

Irwin Mitchell

Tesco Disposes of Mothballed Sites

Tesco has announced its deal to dispose of a number of its mothballed sites in the South East. Hopefully this will create an opportunity...

Nicola Gooch

Tesco sells abandoned supermarket sites to housing developer

Once Tesco had announced that it was abandoning 49 of its development projects, the decision to sell some of the sites for residential...

Irwin Mitchell

Discrimination at 40

They used to say life begins at 40 and as I turn 36 in November I hope this is true! Perhaps more importantly the Sex Discrimination Act...

Irwin Mitchell

Snow days

We all know that it is a popular British pastime to speculate about the weather but if you are an employer you might be able to get one...

Irwin Mitchell

Bringing your own device to work; who owns the information

This is a really interesting article by my colleague, Dan Hedley, about protecting data when an employee accesses company information...

Irwin Mitchell

Does the law allow straight talking in redundancy situations?

In a redundancy situation employees often just want to know what is going on and find out if they are going to have a job or not. So...

Irwin Mitchell

Better access to justice, what a great idea!

Pressure is mounting on the Ministry of Justice to review Employment Tribunal fees because the evidence is incontrovertible that badly...

Irwin Mitchell

Review of Employment Tribunal Fees

The introduction of tribunal fees in 2013 has undoubtedly affected the number and type of employment tribunal claims being bought. The...

Nicola Gooch

Permanent Office to Resi PD Rights to include Demolition and Rebuild

In a speech earlier today, Brandon Lewis provided more detail on the new permanent office to residential permitted development rights,...

Irwin Mitchell

Potential Solar Farm for Tangmere - West Sussex

West Sussex County Council has unveiled its plans for a new solar farm in West Sussex. This could be an innovative boost for the local...

Nicola Gooch

Prime Minister: Office to Residential Permitted Development Rights will be made permanent

David Cameron announced today that permitted development rights allowing Office to Residential conversions, introduced in 2013, are to...

Irwin Mitchell

HR - limits on involvement in disciplinary process

The Employment Appeal Tribunal confirms that HR must limit itself to advice on procedure and not on guilt or sanction.

Irwin Mitchell

Interesting development where residential premises are used as business premises

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act Regulations 2015 were made on 15 September 2015 which bring into force (on 1 October...

Irwin Mitchell

Protection for whistleblowers in the financial services industry

The FCA's new rules for whistleblowers, announced this week (and largely in force from September 2016), aim to improve and formalise...

Irwin Mitchell

Blatter Suspension makes no sense - quelle surprise!

Is it the BBC report or is it FiFa (or is it me)? The report is that Blatter et al have been 'provisionally' suspended as a punishment...

Nicola Gooch

DCLG local plan panel: Call for evidence

The Local Plans Expert Group, which was created by Brandon Lewis last month, is seeking views from the development industry on how best...

Irwin Mitchell

Institutional investment in buy-to-let needs encouragement

An interesting post by Savills today looks at the way Government policy is not addressing real problems in housing shortfalls, and the...

Irwin Mitchell

Street art is on the rise, but who owns it?

This case raises interesting points regarding whether a tenant is obliged to remove street art murals to comply with their repair...

Irwin Mitchell

Proposal to replace 'affordable rent' with 'affordable buy'

David Cameron has announced in his keynote party conference speech that the Government will alter on-site affordable housing requirements...

Nicola Gooch

Starter Homes - the end of affordable housing?

David Cameron is shortly to announce his plans for ensuring the development of discounted homes for first time buyers. The new proposals...

Irwin Mitchell

EAT confirms you can't work while you sleep

Mr Shannon must have hoped that he'd discovered an extremely lucrative loophole in the National Minimum Wage Regulations. He argued that...

Irwin Mitchell

Safe Harbour not so safe anymore

From yesterday online businesses that hold personal data will need to deal with individual data protection authorities instead of relying...

Irwin Mitchell

Pay rises for some

The National Minimum Wage increases every year, normally in October and this October is no exception with the standard adult rate for the...

Irwin Mitchell

Employees caring for their relatives - how does that impact on business?

It's heartening to see praise for care in the UK, which often suffers from negative media attention. Employers will need to be open to...

Nicola Gooch

Chancellor unveils four point plan to 'get Britain building'

The government has formally announced its 'four point plan' to encourage development in the UK. Key measures include: The further...

Irwin Mitchell

Parental leave for grandparents

Working grandparents will be entitled to share parental leave if George Osborne gets his way. Aunts and uncles next and what about...

Irwin Mitchell

Business rates reforms announced

New powers announced for local authorities may encourage growth - the overall impact on areas in need of regeneration remains to be seen.

Irwin Mitchell

Shared Parental Leave for Grandparents

It has been announced that the Government plans to extend shared parental leave beyond parents, to grandparents. However, employers who...