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Can sickness absence be used as a redundancy selection criterion?

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While care must be taken when using sickness as a redundancy selection criterion, press reports suggesting that this is unlawful are overstated.

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Brexit – the implications for enforcing foreign judgments in the UK

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Brexit chess concept

For the next few months, whilst the Brexit transition period still remains in force, the Recast Brussels Regulation [Regulation (EU) 1215/2012] continues to have effect in the UK.

Jack Pestill, Associate in our Dispute Resolution team, explains why this is important.

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Bat boxes and boreholes – how a wildlife survey blocked a housing development

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In a case keenly watched by the agricultural sector, a planned housing development on a farm in south Wales may not be able to proceed due to the developer being unable to undertake wildlife surveys. A ruling that has significant implications for both landowners and agricultural tenants.

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Protecting buyers’ value in M&A: Part 2 – Indemnity claims

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Contributing authors: Fran Tremeer

Mergers and acquisitions

In the second article in a series on protecting buyers’ value in M&A deals, partner James Worrall in our Corporate team discusses indemnities – how they differ from warranties, when they are used and what function they have in a share purchase agreement.

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Employment legal update #38 | July 2020

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Employment law update

Our Employment & HR team brings its monthly review of new legislation, guidance and case law.

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Future Fund Expansion: UK open for business

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Since its launch in May 2020, the Future Fund has proven to be extremely popular, with applications in excess of the initially funding commitment of £250million.

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New key insolvency measures introduced – Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

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Contributing authors: Bharti Moore

The bill has now completed its journey and obtained Royal Assent, becoming legislation in the form of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA 2020) (“the Act”).

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The post-covid workspace – 5 ways employers can protect the mental health of their workforce

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Contributing authors: Gemma Ospedale

With 4 in 10 employees anxious about returning to the workplace, employers should be taking steps now to implement a safe return to work for their employees.

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Boards cannot afford to overlook the Modern Slavery Act

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In the wake of the controversy surrounding the allegations of modern slavery of a Leicester factory supplying online fashion brand Boohoo, now is not the time for Boards to take their eyes off the ball.

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Visiting supported living settings during Covid

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Visiting supported living settings

Following on from her blog about rights and responsibilities for care home visits during Covid, partner and co-head of Health & Social Care team Hazel Phillips is highlighting some of the issues that arise when considering visits to supported living settings.

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Hospitality industry boost or bust… but who will benefit?

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The Chancellor Rishi Sunak today made an emergency Summer Statement focused on saving jobs and the UK’s struggling hospitality sector. But will restaurants and cafes have enough cash to keep them going until the scheme kicks in next month.

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Should you sign a settlement agreement on your redundancy?

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Being made redundant can be a very challenging time. But what is the best approach to take? Signing a settlement agreement may be the best option for you, however there are a few thing that you need to know first.

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