Employment update series: Covid-19 workplace testing: navigating the legal risks

As businesses grapple (again) with how to safely reopen their physical premises to employees post-lockdown, many are considering the option of private COVID-19 testing or other health checks for staff.

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Who should pay for fire safety building remediation costs?

In December 2020, we reported on the vote by the House of Lords on amendments to the Fire Safety Bill relating to the remediation costs associated with the replacement of the dangerous cladding panels and other fire safety defects. Both the Fire Safety Bill and the Building Safety Bill are anticipated to come into effect early this year.

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‘Diversity is a given, Inclusion is a choice’ – actionable ideas

In our 3rd blog in the series, ‘Diversity is given, Inclusion is a choice’, Annelieke Jense and Frouke Horstmann provide practical ways based on their experience working with clients on how organisations can create a true inclusive culture by installing processes that mitigate unconscious biases.

Board evaluations – don’t waste a crisis

COVID-19 has affected every sector of our economy and an important element of the 2020 board evaluation will be identifying and reporting on how reactive and resilient the board has been throughout the pandemic.

If it ain’t broke, why fix it? Reflections on CIL and S106

The prime minister has proposed a radical reform to the planning system which will be “unlike anything we have seen since the Second World War”. This includes a complete overhaul of the current system of Section 106 agreements and the Community Infrastructure Levy (“CIL”) regime.

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