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  • 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

  • Furlough Scheme Updates

    It was announced on 3 March 2021 that the Furlough scheme (CJRS) has been extended until 30 September 2021. From 1 July 2021, the level of grant will be reduced each month…

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    Posted on 11 March, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Uber drivers are ‘workers’ the Supreme Court confirmed

    The long awaited decision by the Supreme Court in Uber v Aslam was handed down on Friday 19 February. The Supreme Court agreed with the decisions of the earlier courts, finding…

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    Posted on 22 February, 2021 by Ortolan

  • Non-Compete Clauses

    The government has opened a consultation on measures to reform post termination non-compete clauses in contracts of employment. The consultation closes on 21 February…

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    Posted on 11 February, 2021 by Ortolan

  • New Furlough Treasury Direction

    A new Treasury Direction has been published by HM Treasury which formally extends the scheme until 30 April (or 31 April if you look at the title of the direction!). As a…

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    Posted on 11 February, 2021 by Ortolan

  • 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

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