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As part of our commitment to keeping our clients and contacts abreast of the latest developments in the law, we regularly produce legal briefings, newsletters, articles and brochures on a broad range of legal topics and commercial issues.

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What can I do if I suspect my landlord is overcharging me for repairs and maintenance?

8 Dec 2017
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Fairness of whistleblowing dismissal depends on what the decision-maker knew, not what they should have known

Under the Employment Rights Act 1996, if the main reason for an employee’s dismissal is the fact that they have made a protected disclosure, the dismissal will be automatically unfair.  In Royal Mail Ltd v Jhuti, the Court of Appeal... Read more

4 Dec 2017
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And finally a look forward to what’s happening in employment news for December 2017

27 Nov 2017
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New corporate offence of failure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion comes into force

The new corporate offence of failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion came into force on 30 September 2017 under Part 3 of the Criminal Finances Act 2017.

20 Nov 2017
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NHS report on fit notes reveals increase in stress-related illnesses

The new corporate offence of failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion came into force on 30 September 2017 under Part 3 of the Criminal Finances Act 2017.

20 Nov 2017
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I haven’t sold a property in some years. How do I get myself ready for when a buyer is found?

An important question for this tricky residential market. Uncertainty stemming from Brexit and various tax changes in recent years has meant transactions are taking longer to go through. The Government very recently announced it wants to streamline buying and selling... Read more

17 Nov 2017
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Advocate-General gives Opinion that pregnant workers are protected before they notify their employer of their pregnancy

In the Spanish case of Porras Guisado v Bankia SA and others, the Advocate-General has recently given an Opinion on the interaction between the Collective Redundancies Directive (CRD) and the Pregnant Workers Directive (PWD).

13 Nov 2017
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Employment Tribunal rules that Addison Lee drivers are workers

In Mr Lange and others v Addison Lee Limited, a test case which potentially affects thousands of other Addison Lee staff, the Employment Tribunal has ruled that three drivers are workers rather than independent contractors as stated in their contracts.... Read more

6 Nov 2017