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By Martyn Jarvis, Catherine Howard
DEFRA released their response to the responses on the consultation in relation to the proposals for mandatory 10% biodiversity net gain in July, with it having been confirmed by the (then) Chancellor
By Richard Norridge, Wendy Saunders, Julia Bihary, Amy Cave
The second episode of our Private Wealth and Charities podcast series considers some recent decisions from the English courts in respect of out of time claims for reasonable financial provision
By Helen Tang, Michelle Li, Hew Kian Heong, Stella Hu
The Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC) has updated its arbitration rules and fee schedule. The new versions will replace the current (2015) version, with effect from 1 September 2019.
By Jan O'Neill, Matthew Eglezos
The Court of Appeal has held that a letter sent by a party to a share purchase agreement did not constitute a notice of a claim under tax covenants in the agreement.
By Anna Henderson
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that covert recording by an employee will not always be a breach of the implied duty of trust and confidence
By Anna Henderson
The European Court of Human Rights in Garamukanwa v United Kingdom has confirmed that the right to privacy can theoretically apply in relation to communications sent from a workplace email
By Anna Henderson
The Court of Appeal has confirmed that direct discrimination on grounds of perceived disability is unlawful. As the statutory definition of disability can include progressive conditions
By Anna Henderson
It is unlawful for an employer to bypass collective bargaining by making an offer of new terms directly to individual trade union members where the main purpose of the offer is to set a term
By Anna Henderson
The Court of Appeal has confirmed that, for the purposes of calculating holiday pay for the 4 week EU-derived entitlement under the Working Time Regulations, voluntary overtime
By Anna Henderson
The Ministry of Justice has announced its intention to consult later in 2019 on changes permitting job applicants not to disclose sentences for some sentences of over 4 years
By Anna Henderson
The Government's consultation, Good Work Plan: establishing a new Single Enforcement Body for employment rights, seeks views by 6 October 2019 on the case for a new single enforcement body
By Anna Henderson
The Government has published Good Work Plan: Consultation on measures to address one-sided flexibility setting out proposals
By Anna Henderson
In July 2019 the Government published its response to a consultation on extending redundancy protections to those on family leave, but without specifying any particular timetable for doing so.
By Anna Henderson
The Finance Bill 2020 published on 11 July 2019 includes draft legislation to extend the public sector off-payroll working rules to large and medium-sized private sector companies with effect
By Anna Henderson
The Government has confirmed that it is going ahead with its proposals to regulate confidentiality clauses in settlement agreements and employment contracts
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