Pragmatic & proactive
We provide proactive pragmatic general day to day advice on all employment issues.
Practical & responsive
Our solicitors have all gained considerable experience working for major UK law firms. The fact that we are a niche practice allows us to respond flexibly, sympathetically and in a more cost effective way.
We are experienced in advising both partners and partnerships particularly in relation to retirement of partners or members. We seek to deal with such matters in a practical and sensitive way.
We advise our employer clients on all aspects of business related immigration to assist them with hiring, relocating and retaining staff who are subject to UK immigration control.
In Ikejiaku v British Institute of Technology Limited the EAT confirmed that the imposition of a new contract was not a continuing act and therefore set time running for the purposes of bringing a protected disclosure detriment claim. ... read more
October is the final month of the Government’s furlough scheme, with the CJRS to close on 31 October 2020. The Government’s wage subsidy will reduce to 60% subject to a cap of £1,875 a month, with employers now required to contribute 20% to bring wages up to 80% of salary. ... read more
In BC v Chief Constable of the Police Service of Scotland, the Inner House of the Court of Session held that the Police Service of Scotland was entitled to use WhatsApp messages found during, but not used for, a criminal investigation as the basis for bringing misconduct proceedings against officers involved in the group chats. ... read more
A reminder that from 1 September 2020, employers begin contributing to the wages payable to employees furloughed under the CJRS, in addition to paying the employer’s NIC and pension contributions. Wage costs are apportioned under the CJRS as follows: ... read more
The EAT found in Hill v Lloyds Bank plc that making reasonable adjustments for disabled employees can include giving an undertaking with respect to severance pay should a particular circumstance arise in the future. ... read more
The revised Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is now in force. Since the cut-off date of 10 June 2020, it has not been possible for employers to use CJRS for new furloughs, save where an exemption applies in respect of an employee returning from statutory family related leave. ... read more
The Government has announced changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). ... read more
The Government’s Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will launch from 26 May 2020. This enables employers with less than 250 employees to apply to HMRC to reclaim coronavirus-related SSP. ... read more
This week the Law Commission published its report “Employment Law Hearing Structures” which details proposed reforms of the Employment Tribunal system. It was specifically asked to examine the overlap in jurisdiction between the civil courts and tribunals in relation to employment and discrimination related claims. ... read more
The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has now gone live, with the payment portal open for employers to submit claims. Payments will take up to 6 working days to arrive in the employer’s account. ... read more
The SC has held that WM Morrison Supermarkets plc is not vicariously liable for a payroll data breach resulting from the actions of a disgruntled employee. ... read more
HMRC has published further details of the Government’s CJRS, under which employers can temporarily lay employees off (furlough) and be reimbursed for certain salary costs. ... read more
Compensation limits and minimum awards will increase where a claim arises on or after 6 April 2020. The changes include: ... read more
The CA in Ishola v Transport for London concluded that the ET had been entitled to find that requiring an employee to return to work without a proper and fair investigation of his grievances was not a provision, criterion or practice (PCP) for the purposes of the EqA 2010. ... read more
There are many statutory changes due to take effect during 2020 along with a number of interesting cases due to be heard. Here we look at what lays ahead, which we will update as further developments occur. ... read more
Here we review some of the key developments of 2019. ... read more