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Latest articles and publications Published

And finally a look at recent changes and forward to what’s happening in employment news for May and beyond

23 Apr 2018

Can I buy the freehold of my property from an absent landlord?

As a group, you can negotiate the purchase of the freehold or, subject to relevant criteria, exercise statutory rights pursuant to the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (1993 Act) to force a landlord to sell the freehold... Read more

20 Apr 2018

Government publishes consultation on Taylor Review’s recommendations on agency workers

The Government has published a consultation seeking views on the recommendations on agency workers made in the Taylor Review of Modern Employment Practices in July 2017. The Taylor Review concluded that reforms are needed to provide clarity on who is... Read more

16 Apr 2018

European Court of Justice rules that standby time spent at home is working time where a worker is restricted from engaging in social activities

The EU Working Time Directive defines ‘working time’ as any period during which the worker is working; at the employer’s disposal; and carrying out their duties. Deciding whether time spent on call constitutes working time has been a contentious area,... Read more

9 Apr 2018

Court of Appeal rules that employer did not have constructive knowledge of employee’s disability

The duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees only arises where an employer has actual or constructive knowledge of the disability.  Constructive knowledge arises where the employer could reasonably be expected to know of the disability.  In Donelien v... Read more

3 Apr 2018

Noise Nuisance and Unlawful Alterations

The Claimant, 31/32 Ennismore Gardens Freehold Limited, owned a building split into flats in Knightsbridge, London. The Defendant was a long leaseholder of one of the flats in the building. Bircham Dyson Bell acted for the Claimant.

3 Apr 2018

And finally a look forward to what’s happening in employment news for April

26 Mar 2018

Shortage of restricted Certificates of Sponsorship

It will be far more difficult to obtain restricted Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) after the monthly cap was reached in December 2017 and January and February 2018.

19 Mar 2018