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  • HMRC publishes cryptocurrency manual

    HMRC has published its first cryptocurrency manual, written for HMRC staff, but helps give some understanding as to the “tax implications that can arise from transactions…

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    Posted on 6 May, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Are Addison Lee drivers ‘workers’?

    This latest decision by the Court of Appeal is the newest update relating to contracted drivers, and follows the earlier decision of the Supreme Court in which Uber drivers…

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    Posted on 6 May, 2021 by Ortolan

  • “Redundant” – does not always make it “fair”

    Berkeley Catering Ltd v Jackson UKEAT/0074/20Stating the reason for dismissal as “redundant” – does not always make it “fair”. There are certain reasons in…

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    Posted on 6 May, 2021 by Ortolan

  • COVID related cases are now appearing before the Tribunal

    COVID related cases are now appearing before the Tribunal: Rodgers v Leeds Laser Cutting Ltd ET1803829/2020 Please note Employment Tribunal cases are not binding but…

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    Posted on 6 May, 2021 by Ortolan

  • New MA permitted development rights

    We have previously written about the government’s aim to build to stimulate the economy and the housing shortage facing the country.  One way government sought to…

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    Posted on 6 May, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Disclosure - Parent companies’ documents are in the “control” of a subsidiary

    The latest in a line of first instance decisions has once again held that a party will have control over a third party’s documents for the purpose of disclosure, if there is…

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    Posted on 6 May, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Is ‘sleep-in-shift time’ work?

    Of interest to those who employ staff who must sleep whilst at work between shifts, the recent Supreme Court decision in Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake found that…

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    Posted on 1 April, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Supreme court rules against Asda

    This is the long awaited Supreme Court decision in Asda v Brierley and others [2021] UKSC 10, on appeal from [2019] EWCA Civ 44 which was handed down by The Supreme Court on 26…

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    Posted on 1 April, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Making Mediation Mandatory

    Whilst the Court currently encourages parties to consider mediation it does not compel the parties to engage in such a process. However, the master of the rolls has revealed…

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    Posted on 1 April, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Rethinking Sustainable Cities

    Interchange, a thought leadership initiative facilitated by London Transport Museum, has just published their latest report, “Rethinking Sustainable Cities: This is all in…

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    Posted on 1 April, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Coronavirus Pandemic: Business Interruption Claims

    Recovering Your Loss The Covid-19 pandemic, and the government controls and restrictions put in place as a result, have led to widespread disruption for individuals and…

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    Posted on 11 March, 2021 by Ortolan

  • What the Budget 2021 has done for Green Infrastructure and Levelling Up

    The main headlines from the budget concern taxation levels, furlough and pitiful pay rises.  However, there are a few points of note for the world of planning and…

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    Posted on 11 March, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Business rates holiday continues

    Good news for the business rates holiday in the Budget.  Eligible retail, hospitality and leisure properties will continue to benefit from the current 100% business rates…

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    Posted on 11 March, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Budget Speech 2021

    In addition to the furlough scheme announcements, the chancellor Rishi Sunak also announced the following measures which we have summarised briefly. Business grants There…

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    Posted on 11 March, 2021 by Ortolan

  • SEISS Grant Updates

    Also announced on 3 March 2021, the government confirmed that there is set to be a fourth Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant which will be 80% of 3 months’…

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    Posted on 11 March, 2021 by Ortolan

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