Various briefings related to employment are covered in this article. These include: Ongoing Government consultations Employment Tribunal update Data subject access requests – do you know the rules? New laws on pregnancy and maternity discrimination on the horizon? Case Law Update – October 2019 Click to read them in detail.
The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published a consultation (available here) on how it plans to achieve the “future homes standard” announced in the Chancellor’s Spring Statement. The future homes standard is to be introduced in 2025 and is part of the Government’s plan for meeting its legally-binding target to reach […]
By James Taylor In the recent case of Promontoria (Henrico) Ltd v Gurcharn Samra, the High Court has rejected unfair relationship allegations made by a customer against its bank and distressed debt creditor. James Taylor, who acted in the case on behalf of the creditor, highlights key takeaways for lenders. What is an ‘unfair relationship’? Section […]
Gwendoline Davies, Head of Dispute Resolution at Walker Morris explains why businesses need to understand the different categories of contractual terms. In light of the recent Court of Appeal case of Ark Shipping v Silverburn Shipping , Gwendoline clarifies the correct approach to the classification of terms, and offers practical advice for anyone involved in contract drafting […]
This week’s article looks at the UKCA (UK Conformity Assessed) marking, the new UK product marking that will be used for certain goods placed on the UK market in the event of a no-deal Brexit. If Britain leaves the UK without a deal, this marking will replace the long standing CE marking that has indicated […]
By Bryan De Verneuil-Smith, Mathew Newman What is the Guernsey solvency test? The solvency test, found in section 527 of the Companies (Guernsey) Law 2008 as amended (“the Law”), is used to determine whether a Guernsey company is solvent. For non-regulated companies, it is a two-part test. For regulated companies there is a third part to the […]
By Natalie Barton-Howes, Emma Bufton Natalie Barton-Howes provides practical advice to help you to understand the enforcement powers companies face and how to navigate a regulatory investigation in order to minimise the disruption to your business.
By Alex Ha Kyung Kim, Emma Bufton Alex Ha Kyung Kim provides an update on the key developments in regulatory guidelines and enforcement actions, sharing key takeaway points and his outlook for the near future.
By Sue Ryan, Lindsay Hammond Our article, back in December 2018, “The Ban on combustible Materials in the External Wall of Buildings – what you need to know” identified that since the publishing of the Hackitt Interim Report in December 2017 and the Final Report in May 2018, the Government has been under increasing pressure to […]
By Edward Pitt Start-up series part 6 At inception, your business may consist of one or two people and have no ‘fixed abode’. Mobile technology allows us to work remotely and has enabled countless start-ups to be created from the kitchen table, coffee shop and students’ union. Meetings can be held via Skype, desks can […]
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A judge who claims she was “bullied, ignored and undermined” by her peers has won a landmark case in the Supreme Court, which ruled she should be classed as a worker and granted the same legal protections as whistleblowers. After a range of cost-cutting reforms were announced by the Ministry of Justice in 2010, District […]
Ashurst has set up a new accelerator programme for up to 30 fintech companies, following similar efforts made by firms such as Allen & Overy, Slaughter and May and Addleshaw Goddard. The firm has launched FinTech Legal Labs, which will be run in its new London headquarters in the Fruit & Wool Exchange. It is […]
Hogan Lovells has been successful in an appeal for its client PrivatBank, allowing the firm to pursue the lawsuit in London against oligarchs represented by Fieldfisher, Pinsent Masons and Enyo. The Ukrainian bank challenged a High Court judgment, which ruled the case does not have jurisdiction in London and that a worldwide freezing order on […]
Latham & Watkins has advised special effects company DNEG on its anticipated IPO on the London Stock Exchange. DNEG hopes to raise £150m in new shares to fund company growth and reduce its net debt through the listing. The visual effects entity published its registration document today, which was approved by the FCA. The team […]
The co-heads of Allen & Overy’s leveraged finance practice in New York have left the magic circle for Shearman & Sterling. Alan Rockwell and Michael Chernick, who cover all areas of leveraged finance, including M&A and private equity LBO financings, are to make the move from A&O. Rockwell started his career at the Scottish firm […]