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Taylor Review of employment practices

Posted by Lynne on August 10th 2017
(Business, Commercial Litigation, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, dispute resolution, Employment, Litigation, Professional Negligence)

Matthew Taylor, former aide to Tony Blair, in a recent government review of employment practices has suggested all work in the UK’s economy should be “fair and decent”. The report pays particular attention to the gig economy recommending the creation of a new category of worker, known as a ‘dependent contractor’, to provide additional rights […]

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Abolition of employment tribunal fees – the Supreme Court rules them unlawful

Posted by Lynne on July 26th 2017
(Business, Commercial Litigation, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, dispute resolution, Employment, Litigation, Professional Negligence)

The government announced the abolition of employment tribunal fees this morning after the Supreme Court ruled them unlawful. Seven justices overturned judgments by the High Court in 2013 and the Court of Appeal in 2015 and unanimously supported an appeal by trade union Unison which argued that the fees were introduced unlawfully and unconstitutionally . […]

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RELIEF FROM SANCTIONS: JUSTIFY DELAYS OR LOSE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEFEND THE CLAIM By Joseph Chiffers

Posted by Lynne on June 8th 2017
(Blog, Business, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Property, commercial property and real estate, commercial property and real estate services, Contract Law, Debt Recovery, dispute resolution, Employment, Insolvency, IP, Sports and Media, Litigation, Media Coverage, medical negligence, Professional Negligence)

In Redbourne Group Ltd v Fairgate Development Ltd (see here for judgment), the High Court adopted a strict approach against a Defendant who failed to file the defence in time and subsequently applied to set aside the default judgment and for relief from sanctions. Soon after the Jackson Reforms were implemented and particularly after the […]

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New Duty To Report Regulation is updated and will come into force from April 2017

Posted by Lynne on January 18th 2017
(banking finance, banking litigation, Business, business finance, Commercial Litigation, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Commercial Property, commercial property and real estate, commercial property and real estate services, Contract Law, Corporate and Commercial, Debt Recovery, dispute resolution, Employment, Insolvency, Litigation, Professional Negligence)

An updated set of draft regulations that specifically requires large companies in the UK to disclose their payment practices has been recently published and the legislative measures are intended to come into force as from April this year. The new ‘Duty to Report’ will lead to much greater transparency of the payment practices of the […]

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Director disqualified for six years for employing illegal workers

Posted by Lynne on November 3rd 2016
(Commercial Litigation, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Debt Recovery, Employment, Insolvency, Litigation, Professional Negligence)

A restaurant owner has been disqualified from acting as director following his employment of two illegal workers in breach of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Home Office Immigration Enforcement Officers visited the restaurant and found that the director was employing two workers who were not eligible to work in the UK. The company […]

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Residential service charges: who should consult subtenants?

Posted by Lynne on October 4th 2016
(Commercial Property, commercial property and real estate, commercial property and real estate services, Employment)

Landlords of residential premises who are obliged to comply with the Consultation Requirements should take note of an important decision in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber). This decision clarifies that superior landlords intending to carry out qualifying works or enter into a qualifying long-term agreement must consult. not just with their immediate tenant, but also […]

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Protecting disabled employee’s pay can be a reasonable adjustment

Posted by Lynne on October 2nd 2016
(Business, dispute resolution, Employment)

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that an employment tribunal was entitled to find that an employer was required, as a reasonable adjustment, to continue employing a disabled employee in a more junior role involving less physical activity, preserving his existing rate of pay on an indefinite basis. While it will not be an […]

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National minimum wage rate increases take effect from today – 1 October 2016

Posted by Lynne on October 1st 2016
(Business, Employment, Uncategorized)

The national minimum wage (NMW) applies to all workers and is paid at different rates according to age. There is a separate rate for apprentices and from April 2016 a new National Living Wage (NLW) applies to workers aged 25 and over. The current and future rates for the hourly rates of national minimum wage […]

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Taylor Review of employment practices

Matthew Taylor, former aide to Tony Blair, in a recent government review of employment practices has suggested all work in the UK’s economy should be “fair and decent”. The report pays particular attention to the gig economy recommending the creation of a new category of worker, known as a ‘dependent contractor’, to provide additional rights […]

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