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  • Voluntary overtime to be included in holiday pay for NHS staff

    12 July 2018

    In the latest decision on the vexed question of the correct calculation of holiday pay under the Working Time Regulations (“WTR”), the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has ruled that both non-guaranteed and voluntary overtime should be included in the calculation under the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service

  • The General Data Protection Regulation for employers

    06 July 2018

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is European legislation affecting all organisations that hold personal data on living individuals. It aims to ensure that organisations using and processing personal data do so fairly and lawfully and gives a number of rights to individuals in terms of how they can access their data and influence its use.

  • Legal Professional Privilege

    06 July 2018

    This guide is intended to provide a brief overview of legal professional privilege. It also identifies some practical steps which will help to maintain privilege and concludes with a privilege “flowchart” and table of commonly used terms.

  • Free trade and controlling free movement - can the UK and the EU square the circle (18 months on)?

    05 July 2018

    The Brexit rollercoaster continues to rattle along as we hurtle towards 29 March 2019, the projected date for the UK to leave the EU.

  • Court of Appeal upholds enforcement of Chinese arbitration award in England & Wales despite allegation of attempted fraud

    05 July 2018

    One of the attractive features of arbitration is the ease of enforcement of arbitral awards in other jurisdictions. The New York Convention (the “Convention”) provides a regime by which an award made in one Convention state should be enforceable against any assets in any of the other Convention states around the world. A recent Court of Appeal decision shows that the English court will only exercise its power to refuse to recognise or enforce an arbitral award on public policy grounds in limited circumstances.

  • Too hot to handle? What employers need to know about the heatwave

    04 July 2018

    There’s nothing Brits like more than talking about the weather and this year we’ve had a lot to discuss. Just a few months ago, the country was shivering in sub-zero temperatures, brought from Siberia by the “beast from the east”. Now that seems like a distant memory and we’re enjoying one of the hottest summers on record.

  • Corporate Update – June 2018

    04 July 2018

    Welcome to our June 2018 Corporate Update which brings you news and our views on law and practice for corporates and their owners and managers.

  • Roll on 06 July 2018...

    03 July 2018

    On 6 July 2018, transitional provisions will come into force, once again changing the way in which the Home Office calculates continuous residence in the UK for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) applications.

  • Hague Convention - Obtaining Evidence In England And Wales For Use In Another Jurisdiction

    03 July 2018

    Parties to proceedings in other jurisdictions often need access to evidence located in England and Wales. This guide explains how to obtain evidence in England and Wales for use in another jurisdiction.

  • Supreme Court delivers key judgment on the availability of Wrotham Park “negotiating” damages

    02 July 2018

    The Supreme Court has considered an important question in relation to damages. In what circumstances can damages for breach of contract be assessed by reference to the sum the claimant could hypothetically have received, known as Wrotham Park damages, in return for releasing the defendant from the obligation he had failed to perform?

  • Corporate governance - key things to know

    29 June 2018

    I’m taking on an in-house role with a professional sports team and will have responsibility for ensuring the board meets its corporate governance requirements. What are some of the key things I should know?

  • The EU (Withdrawal) Act - what does it mean for employment law?

    27 June 2018

    That’s it - we’re leaving. You can Remoan all you want to, but yesterday was a momentous milestone in the history of Brexit with the EU Withdrawal Bill receiving Royal Assent and becoming the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018.

  • The new 2018 QCA Corporate Governance Code for small & mid-size quoted companies

    27 June 2018

    The Quoted Companies Alliance, the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies, has recently released its revised and updated QCA Corporate Governance Code 2018.

  • Court implies duty of good faith in “relational” contract

    26 June 2018

    The courts may be more willing to imply a duty of good faith into joint venture agreements, following a recent High Court case.

  • Director’s privacy – improvements to the Companies House regime for removal of residential addresses

    26 June 2018

    New regulations, which came into force on 26 April 2018, will make it easier for directors (and others) to remove their residential addresses from publicly available Companies House documents.

  • Gender Pay Parity – Does it really make a difference?

    25 June 2018

    Kathryn Weaver joined a recent BritCham panel discussion in Hong Kong on Gender Pay Parity to discuss if the rising awareness has really made a difference.

  • Contrôle des investissements étrangers au Royaume Uni

    20 June 2018

    Le Royaume Uni a l’un des régimes les moins restrictifs du monde en matière de contrôle des investissements étrangers. A la veille du Brexit et alors que les investissements étrangers reculent, ce régime va faire l’objet d’une transformation profonde.

  • Ask About...Retail, Fashion and Hospitality

    19 June 2018

    Many of our clients in the retail, fashion and hospitality sector face similar HR issues. Each month one of the members of our team will identify an issue, ask how you would deal with it and provide our advice. This month we asked Laura...

  • Hackers, Judges and Spartacus: Containing a Data Breach with the Court’s Help

    18 June 2018

    Fear of publicity shouldn’t put off organisations from asking the court for help when they’ve been hacked, had data stolen, and are then blackmailed. There’s a range of orders which the English courts are willing to make against anonymous hackers and which, even if those orders are ignored, can be useful when it comes to containing a confidentiality breach – including when it comes to getting stolen data removed from other hosts/publishers, both in England and abroad.

  • Supreme Court says Pimlico Plumbers are workers

    13 June 2018

    In the latest major development in a series of cases on employment status, the Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by Pimlico Plumbers and confirmed that a “self-employed” plumber should have been classed a worker.

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