Online Notary Services – Having Your Documents Notarised By Zoom, Teams, Whatsapp, Skype Or Facetime

Traditionally, to have a document notarised, involved seeing a Notary in-person. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused people and business to look for an alternative to visiting a Notary, in...


Temporary Corporate Insolvency Provisions Extended Again

On Friday, 26th March 2021, the Government confirmed that they have extended a number of temporary measures included in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the Act) to support businesses...


Vento Bands For Injury To Feelings Awards To Be Adjusted To Account For RPI Measure Of Inflation

This week, it has been confirmed, via a joint Presidential Guidance notice issued by The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals in England & Wales and Scotland, that from next month...


Supreme Court Rules In Favour Of Retail Employees In Equal Pay Claim Against Asda

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has ruled that Asda’s retail employees are entitled to use employees at its distribution depots as comparators for the purposes of equal pay...


Completing Corporate Transactions During A Lockdown

Despite big strides being made in electronic completions during the Covid-19 pandemic, corporate transactions are a team effort that will always benefit from a personal touch. When the UK went...


Government To Review Whistleblowing Protection Laws

The Government has said that it will review the current whistleblowing protections in response to reports that there has been a significant rise in employees reporting that they were dismissed...


Settlement Of Civil Claims – New Rules On Part 36 Offers & Additional Risks For Defendants

What is a Part 36 offer? A Part 36 offer is an offer of settlement which can be made by a Claimant or Defendant at any stage of civil proceedings...


Are ‘Turnover Rent’ Leases The Future For The Retail Sector?

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the United Kingdom in unprecedented ways, and the retail sector is no exception. It is not surprising, therefore, that the landlord-tenant relationship and various lease...


Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) – Further Extension To Restrictions On Commercial Landlords Recovering Rent From Tenants

On Thursday, 25th March 2021, the Taking Control of Goods (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/300) (Regulations) come into effect which, along with many other measures, will provide a further...


IR35 Provisions – Changes To The Off-Payroll Working Rules In The Private Sector

The IR35 reforms for the private sector will come into force in April 2021. Below, we have outlined what the reforms to the off-payroll working rules mean if you are...


“No Jab, No Job” – Can I Make It Compulsory For My Employees To Take Up The Vaccine?

The Chartered Management Institute has conducted a poll of 1,050 UK managers and 58% were in support of employers making Covid-19 vaccines compulsory for employees and 43% thought that access...


Shielding Guidance For Those Classed As Clinically Extremely Vulnerable To Stop From April

Around 3.8 million extremely clinically vulnerable people in England have been advised that, as from next month, they will no longer need to shield and can return to the workplace,...