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  • The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the meaning of furlough (21st March 2020)

    Yesterday (20th March 2020), the Chancellor announced the introduction of an employee support scheme the like of which we have never before seen in the UK.  With unlimited…

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    Posted on 24 March, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Get Off My Land

    Boundary disputes rarely lead to good neighbourly relations.  Even cases that are judicially decided can lead to unsatisfactory outcomes for both parties.  Caselaw…

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    Posted on 4 March, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Court of Appeal confirms dominant purpose test for legal advice privilege

    In the latest decision on Privilege the Court of Appeal has clarified that the dominant purpose test must be applied in order to establish legal advice privilege…

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    Posted on 4 March, 2020 by Ortolan

  • ACAS issues guidance on use of non-disclosure agreements

    Acas has published new guidance on non-disclosure agreements in February 2020 to help employers and workers understand what NDAs are and how to prevent their misuse. This…

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    Posted on 4 March, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Electronically signed deeds are legal

    The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Robert Buckland, has confirmed that the use of electronically signed deeds is legal, stating that electronic signatures…

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    Posted on 4 March, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Covid-19 | Employer’s Guide as at 4 March 2020

    As the news of the spread of possible pandemic Covid-19 (coronavirus) continues, employers will no doubt be considering what their legal obligations are. We’ve rounded up…

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    Posted on 4 March, 2020 by Ortolan

  • The Truth Behind Witness Evidence & The Need for Supporting Documents

    Evidence is fundamental to the outcome of any civil litigation case because, ordinarily, the facts in issue in a case must be proved by evidence and the judge will…

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    Posted on 5 February, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Splitting Title

    If you own a plot of land, what happens if you want to subdivide it into smaller plots?  Maybe you want to make sales of those new individual plots simpler in the future…

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    Posted on 5 February, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Particulars of Employment

    From April 2020, most particulars (terms of employment) will have to be included in a single document provided in advance of day one of employment. There are a few exceptions…

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    Posted on 5 February, 2020 by Ortolan

  • New statutory parental bereavement leave

    The Parental and Bereavement Leave and Pay Regulations, known as Jack’s Law in memory of Jack Herd whose mother Lucy campaigned tirelessly on the issue, is set to take effect…

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    Posted on 5 February, 2020 by Ortolan

  • GDPR update

    As 31 January 2020 passed and Britain left the EU, the ICO issued brief guidance to remind businesses and organisations that process data that GDPR still continues to apply…

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    Posted on 5 February, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Internet use for personal reasons at work

    Employers should take note of a recent case involving Weightmans, a national law firm, who terminated an employee’s contract on the grounds of gross misconduct that included…

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    Posted on 5 February, 2020 by Ortolan

  • One to watch - GDPR and Brexit

    Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems may be a familiar name - his actions in the courts brought down the EU’s Safe Harbour data regime in 2015 - and has been taking Facebook…

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    Posted on 8 January, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Breaches of Confidentiality

    A trainee solicitor has been banned from ever working in another law firm after being dismissed by her former firm for gross misconduct following a series of confidentiality…

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    Posted on 8 January, 2020 by Ortolan

  • New Driving Laws in 2020

    Don’t get caught out - and make sure your employees don’t either if they need to drive for business. Here are some new laws coming into force in 2020 to be aware of: Low…

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    Posted on 8 January, 2020 by Ortolan

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