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  • Are email attachments privileged?

    The Law Society Gazette reports that while an email may be covered by legal privilege, any attachments may not be. Citing the decision in Frasers Group Plc (formerly Sports…

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    Posted on 11 February, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Privilege and Brexit

    Whilst on the subject of privilege, lawyers and clients should be aware that UK lawyers have now become third-country lawyers so in the context of actual or potential EU and…

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    Posted on 11 February, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Right to Regenerate

    A little known, little used right to request Government to sell unused or underused public land to the private sector is to be considered for a relaunch by the…

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    Posted on 11 February, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Seller Beware

    It is not uncommon for owners of historic properties, notoriously expensive to maintain, to sell items from the estate to raise funds.  The impact of Covid related…

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    Posted on 11 February, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Zoom / Teams : What not to do!

    A few of the pitfalls that have been brought to our attention and clients have sought advice on over the last few months: Part clothed staff / wearing pjs even on…

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    Posted on 11 February, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Supreme Court rules on business interruption insurance cases

    Business owners affected by Covid-19 will be pleased to see that the Supreme Court has backed their claims. As we reported back in November, the final ruling on the appeal…

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    Posted on 15 January, 2021 by Ortolan

  • New version of How to Rent guide

    The government has published a new version of How to Rent: the checklist for renting in…

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    Posted on 14 January, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Interesting Planning Decisions in 2020

    Overall planning had a quieter year in 2020 than the previous year in terms of applications and decisions granted.  However there have been some interesting planning…

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    Posted on 13 January, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Employing EU Nationals

    From 1 January 2021, anyone from outside the UK and Ireland, which now includes all EU nationals, requires a visa to work in the UK. If employers wish to sponsor an employee…

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    Posted on 13 January, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Wage Increases for 2021

    Employers should be aware that wage bills will increase in 2021, particularly for those that employ workers aged 23 - 25, as the National Living Wage qualifying age will be…

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    Posted on 13 January, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Eviction Notice Ban Extended

    We reported in December that the ban on evictions had been extended, preventing eviction notices from being served until 11 January 2021. When the current lockdown was…

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    Posted on 13 January, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Using Furlough to prioritise home school

    HM Revenue & Customs has updated its furlough guidance…

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    Posted on 13 January, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Self-isolation and Statutory Sick Pay

    The Self-isolation period has been reduced from 14 to ten days for anyone with Covid-19 symptoms, who has tested positive or lives in a household with someone who has tested…

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    Posted on 13 January, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Lockdown 3.0

    The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 3) and (All Tiers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 aka Lockdown 3.0 Regulations came into force on 6 January…

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    Posted on 13 January, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) Claims - updates

    On 5 January 2021 the government updated their guidance on the Furlough scheme to clarify that parents who need to stay at home as they are currently required to look after…

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    Posted on 13 January, 2021 by Ortolan

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