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  • Supreme Court opens rules consultation

    The UKSC has opened a consultation on its rules from 2 April 2024 that runs to 17 May 2024. The UKSC rules have remained the same since 2009, however the Court’s ways of…

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    Posted on 3 April, 2024 by Ortolan

  • Building control and regulatory process changes

    Second staircases in all new tall residential buildings from 2026 The government has released new guidance in relation to tall residential buildings over 18 metres, adding to…

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    Posted on 3 April, 2024 by Ortolan

  • ICO publishes new fining guidance

    Further to the consultation carried out in 2023, the Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO) has published new data protection fining guidance. This new guidance sets out…

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    Posted on 3 April, 2024 by Ortolan

  • Are you ready for the new Allocation of Tips Act?

    The Employment (Allocation of Tips) Act 2023 comes into force on 1 July 2024 and employers will need to ensure that they are prepared. This new law makes a number of changes to…

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    Posted on 3 April, 2024 by Ortolan

  • The Marks & Spencer Marble Arch Saga

    Marks and Spencer submitted a planning application for demolition of its Marble Arch flagship store, Orchard House and two adjoining buildings, and construction of a modern…

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    Posted on 18 March, 2024 by Ortolan

  • Case Review: Omooba v Michael Garrett Associates Ltd

    Case Review: Omooba v Michael Garrett Associates Ltd (T/A Global Artists) and another [2024] EAT 30.  This Employment Appeal Tribunal case held that there had been no…

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    Posted on 14 March, 2024 by Ortolan

  • Budget March 2024

    Jemery Hunt, Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered the government’s budget on 6 March 2024. Among the announcements were: VAT threshold will rise from £85,000 to £90,000…

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    Posted on 6 March, 2024 by Ortolan

  • Fire and Rehire

    A new and updated draft Code of Practice on dismissal and re-engagement was published by the government in February 2024, better known as ‘fire and rehire’. This is the…

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    Posted on 6 March, 2024 by Ortolan

  • Employment changes from April 2024

    A reminder that various employment updates come into force from April 2024, which include: New paternity leave rules (for births on or after 6 April) Holiday pay from 1 April -…

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    Posted on 6 March, 2024 by Ortolan

  • Menopause in the Workplace

    At the end of February 2024, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) issued its latest publication, “Menopause in the Workplace: Guidance for Employers”. …

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    Posted on 5 March, 2024 by Ortolan

  • Compensation Awards

    The Government has announced the latest annual increase in compensation limits for Employment Tribunal awards, which will apply from 6th April 2024. The limit on a week’s pay…

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    Posted on 5 March, 2024 by Ortolan

  • Company Voluntary Arrangements – What Landlords Need to Know

    The media is once again reporting big name retailers contemplating Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs). We set out below a quick refresher on what a CVA is and what a…

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    Posted on 4 March, 2024 by Ortolan

  • A New Presumption In Favour of Brownfield Development

    The London Plan Review, published on 13 February 2024, recommended a presumption in favour of brownfield development for authorities that have underdelivered relative to their…

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    Posted on 29 February, 2024 by Ortolan

  • Freehold Covenants –Time for Reform?

    Despite a clamour several times since 1952, for the reform of the law relating to freehold covenants, they continue to pose difficulties for landowners and property…

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    Posted on 28 February, 2024 by Ortolan

  • Inventions made by AI not capable of being patented

    At the very end of December 2023, the UK Supreme Court handed down judgment in Thaler (Appellant) v Comptroller-General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (Respondent). This…

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    Posted on 7 February, 2024 by Ortolan

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