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  • Failure to prevent fraud law to be a prosecutable offence

    Laws being proposed by the government in the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency bill include a newly created offence of ‘failure to prevent fraud’ as well as greater…

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    Posted on 30 January, 2023 by Ortolan

  • Calculating holiday entitlement for part-year and irregular hours workers

    Issues raised by Harpur v Bazel look set to run and run with the government now issuing a consultation into the matter, with responses requested by 9 March 2023.  As you…

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    Posted on 30 January, 2023 by Ortolan

  • Menopause in the workplace - an update

    The headline news relating to menopause in the workplace is that this month the government has rejected calls for the menopause to be added as a protected characteristic under…

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    Posted on 30 January, 2023 by Ortolan

  • The right to wild camp

    Much has been made of the recent case of Darwall v Dartmoor National Park Authority EWHC 35 (Ch), which was decided in January, but what did it actually find? The area in…

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    Posted on 30 January, 2023 by Ortolan

  • When is a breach a material breach?

    In RiverRock European Capital Partners LLP v Harnack 

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    Posted on 27 January, 2023 by Ortolan

  • National Planning Policy Framework Changes Consultation is Underway

    On 22 December the government published proposed amendments to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), and sought views on: National Development Management Policies; how…

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    Posted on 12 January, 2023 by Ortolan

  • Changes to Flexible Working

    The Government has announced a new ‘day one’ right for employees to request flexible working arrangements.  This article looks at the scope of the proposed changes and…

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    Posted on 12 January, 2023 by Ortolan

  • Constructive trusts and email

    In the recent case of Hudson v Hathaway [2022] EWCA Civ 1648, the Court of Appeal has re-iterated one long-standing point and also confirmed that email correspondence can…

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    Posted on 12 January, 2023 by Ortolan

  • Dispute Resolution: Looking Ahead to 2023 and Beyond

    As we move into 2023 the landscape of dispute resolution is changing.  We consider below the main developments which we consider will affect those involved in dispute…

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    Posted on 12 January, 2023 by Ortolan

  • Various employment updates to look out for in 2023

    Various employment related updates to look out for in 2023 include: Holiday Pay Following Harper Trust v Bazel the Supreme Court heard Chief Constable of the Police Service of…

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    Posted on 12 January, 2023 by Ortolan

  • Flexible working update

    Following on from our recent article on Flexible Working Requests the government has now published their response to their consultation on the same subject - Making Flexible…

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    Posted on 12 January, 2023 by Ortolan

  • Data sharing and protection

    New consultation opens The government has launched a new consultation called the Draft Digital Government (Disclosure of Information)(Identity Verification Services)…

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    Posted on 12 January, 2023 by Ortolan

  • ICO Consultations on employee data

    The ICO has highlighted how change affects employers, employees and their data, particularly in relation to remote working, monitoring technologies and AI. In an effort to help…

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    Posted on 30 November, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Autumn Statement

    Hot on the heels of the last mini-budget came the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, with his Autumn Statement on 17 November. Among his announcements, employers may…

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    Posted on 30 November, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Pilkington Principle and Hillside

    Hillside Parks Ltd (Appellant) v Snowdonia National Park Authority (Respondent) 2022 UKSC, handed down in November 2022, raises important issues in planning law regarding the…

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    Posted on 30 November, 2022 by Ortolan

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