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Whiplash reforms: legislating for insurers’ empty promises?

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Road traffic collision

Rachel Jones looks at the whiplash reforms and asks: are insurers delivering on the reduced premiums they promised as a result of this legislation?

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Shellfish, ham sandwiches, or court documents: which can you take into the European Union post Brexit?

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What can you bring into the EU?

From the vote on 23 June 2016 to the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020, it took three and a half years, but Brexit has happened. With the no deal scenario prevented at the last minute, what has the fallout been so far?

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Care providers look to make Covid vaccination condition of employment, finds Royds Withy King poll

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A poll by social care experts Royds Withy King reports that almost three quarters (73%) of social care providers would like to make a Covid vaccination a condition of employment for new members of staff. That condition would include exceptions for those who can’t have the vaccine on medical or other protected grounds.

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Enforcing Restrictive Covenants following an M&A deal

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Corporate governance

Restrictive covenants are an essential tool for retaining goodwill and value in any business that you are looking to acquire. This is particularly so where the seller is intrinsically linked to the business or has the skillset to immediately compete with the target business, and could therefore quickly diminish its value.

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Uber – working out who’s a worker

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The Supreme Court (“SC”) has found that Uber’s drivers are to be classed as workers and not, as Uber has tried to argue, self-employed contractors. There is a lot of commentary in the employment law world that hails this as a really big decision; one piece said the decision creates “waves and not just ripples” in employment law. But putting aside the technicalities, is the hype justified? Is this really a big decision that employers and HR professionals need to take seriously?

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Major shift in retailer landlord relations on way

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The government has set out its eagerly awaited roadmap to re-opening a locked-down country. Shops and hairdressers together with outdoor hospitality will reopen from 12 April, with all restrictions hopefully removed by 21 June.

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Encephalitis – how it should be treated and when you might have a claim

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Our specialist medical negligence team explains what you need to know about encephalitis and how it should be treated.

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Putting the UK on the map as a world leader in green global finance

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Energy Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan this week announced the Government’s plan to set up a Centre for Greening Finance and Investment (CGFI), supported by £10 million of funding from UK Research & Innovation. The intention is for this organisation to have a joint physical presence “research hubs” in London and Leeds.

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5 reasons why the Supreme Court ruled that Uber drivers are ‘workers’

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5 reasons why the Supreme Court ruled that Uber drivers are 'workers'

The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed Uber’s appeal and upheld the previous decisions that their drivers are workers, and not self-employed contractors. The following is a summary of the decision, and we will be giving a fuller account shortly.

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Post-Merger Integration: How effective supply chain integration can help maximise the deal value

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Mergers and acquisitions are now accepted as market practice to achieve corporate growth. There is often a lot of fanfare with M&A deals completing.

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How to identify and minimise disputes around inheritance and the family home

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It is fairly common for parents to leave their estate to their children, which may include the family home. For most families, there are few issues in administering such estates. However, where one of several intended beneficiaries lives in the family home prior to the death of their parents, this can lead to disputes with the other beneficiaries (often their siblings) over the administration of the estate.

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Powers of Attorneys across borders

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In the second of this mini-series, we explore whether an English power of attorney can be relied upon to deal with assets located abroad.

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