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  • Can a break notice be withdrawn?

    Break clauses are often found in leases, and give one or both parties the option to serve notice on the other to terminate the lease early.  Notice periods can be as long…

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    Posted on 11 December, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Reached a Settlement in the last 4 years? Beware of the VAT!

    HMRC has historically always taken the view that payments described as “compensation” or “damages” and paid by a customer for alleged losses attributable to a breach of…

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    Posted on 11 December, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Fairer, Faster, Greener – National Infrastructure Strategy

    On 25 November the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced his Spending Review and government published their long-awaited National Infrastructure Strategy. “Our roads and our…

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    Posted on 11 December, 2020 by Ortolan

  • No eviction notices to be served until January in England

    The six-month ban on evictions came to an end on 30 September 2020. The position in the last two months had been that the lord chancellor had informally banned bailiffs from…

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    Posted on 11 December, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Gender Reassignment Discrimination

    The Birmingham Employment Tribunal in Taylor v Jaguar Land Rover Ltd was asked to decide at first instance whether a person needs to undergo (rather than merely intends to…

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    Posted on 11 December, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) Claims - Updates

    Treasury Directive The legal framework which details how the CJRS will operate between 1 November 2020 and 31 January 2021 was published by HM Treasury on 13 November…

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    Posted on 11 December, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Furlough Scheme Update

    With the new lockdown coming into force on 5 November 2020, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CRJS) is being extended. As we previously reported, this was due to end on 31…

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    Posted on 5 November, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Changes to ACAS Early Conciliation Procedure

    Employers should be aware that The Rules of Procedure for Acas Early Conciliation are changing on 1 December 2020. Introduced in April 2014, the early conciliation procedure…

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    Posted on 5 November, 2020 by Ortolan

  • ICO issues subject access request guidance

    The ICO has published detailed guidance aimed at employers who have to deal with subject access requests. It should be noted this is clarification of existing law not a change…

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    Posted on 5 November, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Supreme Court to decide on business interruption insurance cases

    With the announcement that courts can continue to remain open during November’s national lockdown, businesses will be looking to the outcome of the urgent test case appeal…

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    Posted on 5 November, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Furlough Fraud

    The government introduced a number of schemes to protect individuals and businesses due to restrictions resulting from COVID-19. The most widely used…

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    Posted on 4 November, 2020 by Ortolan

  • The effect of a restrictive covenant

    Bath Rugby Limited v Greenwood, Greenwood and others [2020] EWHC 2662 (Ch) An interesting case this month involved Bath Rugby Limited and a decision on the effect of a…

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    Posted on 4 November, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Can personal data continue to flow from the EEA to the UK after Brexit?

    The EU and the UK are currently negotiating terms and need to agree the future of their relationship by 31st December 2020, or face a no-deal scenario ("No-deal Brexit"). In…

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    Posted on 4 November, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Disclosure of Without Prejudice Correspondence

    In Berkeley Square Holdings and Others v Lancer Property Asset Management Ltd and Others [2020] EWHC 1015 (Ch) the High Court held that passages from a Defendant’s mediation…

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    Posted on 4 November, 2020 by Ortolan

  • First Towns Fund Awards Made

    Back in July, during a speech in Manchester, the Prime Minister announced a £3.6 billion Towns Fund.  The scheme is part of the much talked about “levelling-up”,…

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    Posted on 4 November, 2020 by Ortolan

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