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  • Sesame Access For All - The South's Most Innovative Companies

    19 September 2017

    The flight of stone steps in front of the entrance of the Institution of Civil Engineers looks much the same as those leading up to any other historic building in London. It would take the arrival of a wheelchair user to reveal that there’s something rather unusual about them: a section of the steps can retract so that a wheelchair can slot into the newly vacated space and then be lifted up to the level of the top stair by a hitherto hidden lift.…

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  • How far can you go to monitor an employee’s emails?

    19 September 2017

    Many employers will monitor the way their employees use email and the internet, partly to ensure that employees are not distracted during their working hours and, more importantly, to ensure that employees are not abusing the IT systems to damage their business – for example, sharing confidential information via email.…

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  • Employment Law Update - September 2017

    19 September 2017

    Welcome to the September 2017 Employment Law Update. We hope that you will find this informative and useful in keeping you up to date.…

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  • Rip-Off Leaseholds: The Problem of Onerous Ground Rents

    12 September 2017

    Esther Millard, Sara Abou-Jaoude and Lauren Brown from Barlow Robbins solicitors, discuss the proposals contained in the Government’s consultation paper, “Tackling Unfair Practices in the Leasehold Market”. Sara is a residential property solicitor, Lauren deals with property disputes and Esther specialises in professional negligence claims against solicitors. …

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  • Employment Tribunal Fees

    26 July 2017

    ​History was made by the Supreme Court today (26 July 2017) when it quashed the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013 (Fees Order) – meaning that from today fees will cease to be payable for claims in the Employment Tribunal (ET) and Employment Appeal Tribunal.…

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  • Employment Law Update - July 2017

    26 July 2017

    Welcome to the July 2017 Employment Law Update. We hope that you will find this informative and useful in keeping you up to date…

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  • Status Anxiety? - Part II

    25 July 2017

    This is the second in a series of articles on employment status in English law. In Part I we provided some background information as to the law on employment status and looked at the various statutory definitions.…

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  • Redundancy Consultation

    25 July 2017

    The test of reasonableness in unfair dismissal claims, as set out in section 98(4) of the Employment Rights Act 1996, plays an important role in a redundancy consultation when employees are required to compete for newly created posts following a restructure, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (‘EAT’) has determined.</…

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  • A Mistaken Belief Did Not Prevent Whistleblower Protection

    25 July 2017

    If the reason, or principal reason, for dismissal is because of an employee’s protected disclosure (whistleblowing), the employee’s dismissal is automatically unfair. This will be the case even if the employer has a mistaken belief that the employee’s disclosure was not ‘protected’ for the purposes of the whistleblowing legislation.…

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