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  • Employers Covid Policies

    As employers should of course be aware, the remaining Covid related restrictions in England came to an end on 24 February 2022.   This means that as there is no…

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    Posted on 16 March, 2022 by Ortolan

  • I Will Level With You…

    There is no escape from Levelling Up.  Michael Gove, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Secretary, unveiled the “government’s flagship” Levelling Up White Paper…

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    Posted on 16 March, 2022 by Ortolan

  • The effectiveness and cost consequences of Part 36 offers

    The recent case of The Huntsworth Wine Company Ltd (Huntsworth) v London City Bond Ltd (LCB) [2022] EWHC 97 (Comm) reminds us how important and effective an early CPR Part…

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    Posted on 16 March, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Manchester Clean Air Zone

    Phase 1 of The Clean Air Zone planned for Greater Manchester comes into force on 30 May 2022 (with phase 2 scheduled for 1 June 2023). Phase 1 covers: Non-compliant…

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    Posted on 1 February, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Trial of four-day working week

    A UK pilot study of a compressed working week, where employees move to a four-day working week with no reduction in pay, is underway and gathering momentum, with ten businesses…

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    Posted on 1 February, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Updates to employment law

    Updated guidance from Home Office on right to work checks from 6 April 2022 The Home Office has released new guidance in January 2022 on right to work checks that must be…

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    Posted on 1 February, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Fear of catching coronavirus is not protected belief

    Employers recalling employees to their offices will be interested to read the preliminary ruling by Manchester Employment Tribunals in December, who found that a fear of…

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    Posted on 1 February, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Mandatory Mediation?

    The High Court has told parties to find other ways to resolve their disputes and said that a non-litigated approach should be treated as the primary and not alternative…

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    Posted on 1 February, 2022 by Ortolan

  • A Return to Regional Planning?

    There was county level planning, then there was regional planning, then localism was introduced and regional spatial strategies were abolished.  Now, in lieu of a higher…

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    Posted on 1 February, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Lawyers to continue to upskill blockchain, smart legal contract and cypto-asset knowledge

    Clients and those working in IT, technology, blockchain or distributed ledger technologies (DLT) will be interested to see that lawyers, including those at Orlotan, are…

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    Posted on 12 January, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Conservation Covenants – How and when can they be used?

    The Environment Act 2021 came into force on 9 November 2021.  It is wide ranging and parts of the Act are controversial.  This article focusses on Part 7 of the Act,…

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    Posted on 12 January, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Wage increases for 2022

    Employers should be aware that wage bills will once again increase in 2022.National Living WageFrom 1 April 2022, the National Living Wage will increase by 6.62 2.2% (59p per…

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    Posted on 12 January, 2022 by Ortolan

  • What to do about unvaccinated workers?

    We wrote previously about the issue of unvaccinated workers, how potential outbreaks of Covid in the workplace might be prevented, and how it may well be tempting to have a…

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    Posted on 12 January, 2022 by Ortolan

  • New plan for industry to foot bill for the cladding crisis to protect leaseholders

    On 10 January 2022 the government (by way of Secretary of State for Levelling Up Michael Gove) set out a new approach to building safety that endeavours to protect leaseholders…

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    Posted on 12 January, 2022 by Ortolan

  • Incorporation of Onerous Terms

    A recent case highlights the importance, even in business to business relationships, of bringing clauses containing onerous terms to the customer’s attention when…

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    Posted on 12 November, 2021 by Ortolan

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