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  • Claims for Wasted Expenditure in IT Disputes

    A recent Court of Appeal judgment has considered exclusion clauses within an IT dispute and a party’s ability to claim for wasted expenditure when implementation of an IT…

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    Posted on 7 July, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Planning and the Climate – Retrofit rather then Rebuild to Reduce Carbon

    The UK built environment is responsible for 25% of UK greenhouse gas emissions.  It is clear that the planning process and construction can have a big impact on the UKs…

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    Posted on 7 July, 2022 by Ortolan

  • New Rental Rules coming

    Those involved in renting residential property will be interested in the government’s proposed shake up of the residential rental sector. The release of the Fairer Private…

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    Posted on 7 July, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Employees and Long Covid

    Employers, particularly those with workers or employees suffering from Long Covid, will want to keep an eye on the case of Burke v Turning Point Scotland.  Although only…

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    Posted on 7 July, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Getting the Facilities right

    All public buildings to have separate male and female toilets.The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has announced that all new public buildings should have…

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    Posted on 7 July, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Gig Economy and Pensions

    We reported last year on the long-awaited Supreme Court judgement in Uber v Aslam (back in February 2021) when Uber’s tens of thousands of drivers were defined as…

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    Posted on 9 June, 2022 by Ortolan

  • HM Land Registry completes first electronically signed transaction

    After a successful pilot scheme regarding Qualified Electronic Signatures (QES) the Law Society Gazette has reported that HM Land Registry has now completed the first…

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    Posted on 9 June, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Extension on the ban on exclusivity clauses announced

    The government has announced that it is to widen the current ban on exclusivity clauses, a move that was first made unenforceable in relation to workers on zero hours contracts…

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    Posted on 9 June, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Au pairs and the right to pay less than the national minimum wage

    We have all seen the Jubilee celebrations and rightly commend the Queen for her many years of service – but let’s be fair, she didn’t open all those hospitals and attend…

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    Posted on 9 June, 2022 by Ortolan

  • What Does the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill mean for Planning?

    You might recall our September 2020 article on the Planning White Paper, “Planning for the Future” (and our follow up article about the Select Committee’s inquiry into…

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    Posted on 9 June, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Rules are not there to be broken!

    Various householder planning breaches have hit the headlines over the years.  Perhaps the most high-profile was Farmer Fidler’s unauthorised mock Tudor castle in…

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    Posted on 5 May, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Go Live! Official Court Judgments Database

    Live streaming of selected cases from the Court of Appeal (Civil Division) began on the judiciary’s YouTube channel in November 2018 with the aim to improve public access to,…

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    Posted on 5 May, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Disabled Employees

    If any employer fails to make a reasonable adjustment when dismissing a disabled employee, is that dismissal unfair? This was the question put to the EAT in Knightley v…

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    Posted on 5 May, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Disability Pay Gap Widens

    The Office for National Statistics has released new data in April 2022 which shows that the UK’s disability pay gap widened slightly to 13.8 per cent in 2021. The new figures…

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    Posted on 5 May, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Building Safety Bill has been given royal assent

    The much-discussed Building Safety Bill has received royal assent and becomes the Building Safety Act 2022, although there is not, as yet, any proposed date for the Act to come…

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    Posted on 5 May, 2022 by Ortolan

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