One Month to go – Are Your HR Policies and Procedures GDPR Compliant?

GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation) is coming. GDPR and the changes to data protection mean you need to rethink some of your employment and HR practices. The headlines around...


Maximising The Value Of Undeveloped Land

Lots of undeveloped land and property owners do not realise that they could actually be sitting on a goldmine! You will have all noticed the rapidly increasing number of new...


Gender Pay Gap Reporting: The Results Are In

Gender pay gap reporting has featured heavily in the news recently, with the deadline for large private and voluntary sector employers to publish their gender pay gap figures – on...


Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

The Equality Act 2010 prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace. In the first instance, employers are liable for the acts of their employees unless they can demonstrate that they took...


Disability Discrimination: Cancer Definition

What is ‘cancer’ for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 – does it include a pre-cancerous lesion? Yes, according to the EAT in Lofty v Hamis. Cancer is a...


Agency Worker Rights

Can agency workers, entitled after 12 weeks to the same basic working conditions as an end-user’s employees, be compensated for less holiday or unpaid breaks by a higher hourly pay?...


Tenants: Things to Consider When Taking a Lease for Business Purposes

You could be taking your first Lease for business purposes or moving your business location. Either way, taking a Lease is a huge legal commitment. If you are looking to...


Administration Of An Estate: Removing An Executor

Waiting around for an estate to be distributed can be frustrating, particularly as it is often a tough period for your family and going through that legal process takes time....


‘Self-Help’ In Divorce Proceedings

The term ‘self-help’ in the context of divorce and financial remedy proceedings was brought to the forefront in a landmark case eight years ago, but still remains somewhat of an...


Employees To Benefit From Uplift In Discrimination Compensation

When an employee makes a successful claim for discrimination, the Employment Tribunal will then decide the appropriate level of compensation to award depending on the type of loss suffered. The...


Expectation That An Employee Would Work Long Hours Was A ‘Provision, Criterion Or Practice’

For many employees, putting in extra hours is just a fact of working life. Indeed, in certain roles and sectors there is an unwritten rule that employees will work well...


Tax, Settlement Agreements & Termination Payments

It is a common misconception amongst the workforce that any and all payments made to compensate an employee for the loss of their employment can be made tax free or...