Flexible Furlough

From today (1st July), employers are now able to agree with their employees, who have previously been furloughed, that they can be flexibly furloughed going forwards. Under the new scheme,...


Government Confirms That Shielding Employees Can Return To Work From 1st August

Last week, it was confirmed by the Government that from 1st August people who have been required to “shield”, as they are clinically extremely vulnerable, will be able to return...


Coronavirus – What Should Businesses Do If An Event Has Been Cancelled Or Postponed?

With public gatherings no longer able to take place across the UK as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of venues and suppliers are losing out on business. Companies...


Setting The Record Straight

We have seen a recent spike in scenarios where employers have wrongly maintained records relating to their employees. Whilst most people would expect irregularities on their employment records to be...


The Corporate Insolvency And Governance Act 2020 – An Overview

On Friday 26th June, the Government’s Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill was brought into legislation. After being published on 20th May, it has been urgently fast tracked through Parliament to...


Overhaul Of Family Courts To Provide Greater Protection To Victims Of Domestic Abuse

It has been announced by the Government that victims of domestic abuse will get greater protection due to an “overhaul of how the family courts deal with the horrific crime“....


Jurisdiction In Defamation Cases

Wright v Ver [2020] EWCA Civ 672 Case background The claim was brought by Mr Wright (Claimant), an Australian national who had lived in the UK for four years, against...


The Importance In The Detail Behind Drafting A Will

The recent decision in Re Jean Mary Clitheroe (Deceased) Clitheroe v Bond highlights the importance in the detail behind drafting a Will. Jean Mary Clitheroe (Deceased) Clitheroe v Bond Case...


UK IPO Brings ‘Interrupted Days’ To An End

On 27th March 2020, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) declared that the 24th March 2020 and all subsequent days would be treated...


Burnley Fan Dismissed By His Employer Due To “White Lives Matter” Banner

The Burnley fan responsible for the “White Lives Matter Burnley” banner, which was flown over the Etihad Stadium on Monday (22nd June) evening during the Burnley and Manchester City match,...


Plans For Derby’s First Build-To-Rent Scheme Approved

Permission was granted last week for the construction of Derby’s first Build-To-Rent (BTR) scheme by Derby City Council’s planning committee. In the approved plan, which was submitted by Godwin Developments,...


Summary Judgment In A Defamation, Malicious Falsehood & Data Protection Breach

Summary judgment is a remedy where a Judge is able to decide on the application of a party, whose case is so overwhelmingly strong on the papers/evidence in front of...


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