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Malone v Chief Constable of the Police Service of Scotland

29 Jun 2022

In this article, our Employment team look at this case, in which a female employee was granted £948,000 in compensation after it was successfully established she was victimised and worked in a “boys club”.

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Three simple steps to improve Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in your workplace

28 Jun 2022

EDI is becoming more and more important in the workplace, both with new starters who want to be part of an exclusive workforce, and existing staff of businesses who are looking for their employers to do more in this space. In this article, our Employment team give you three simple and practical tips on how […]

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Knightley v Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: an employer’s failure to make reasonable adjustments does not itself make the dismissal unfair

28 Jun 2022

Our Employment team look at the recent disability discrimination case of Knightley v Chelsea and Westminister Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and outline the key takeaways for Employers.

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Deeds of Variation – when death is not the end

24 Jun 2022

Deeds of Variation can be helpful in saving Inheritance Tax, both in the estate where it is done, but even more so for future generations. Tax and estate planning partner Elaine Roche explains more on Deeds of Variation in this article.

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Family Investment Companies: To FIC or not to FIC

24 Jun 2022

Family Investment Companies or FICS are becoming quite the influencers, providing a platform for families looking for a multigenerational planning vehicle that offers them a succession opportunity  but with the ability to retain control of assets and accumulate wealth, whilst also carving out a steady income stream for themselves or their children. FICS are not […]

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Team moves: can an employer’s worst fear be prevented?

24 Jun 2022

Team moves can be incredibly devastating for any business; losing your top employees to a competitor can be harmful, but what can you do to reduce the chances and consequences of a team move? In this article, Partner Sally Bird discusses what steps to take and the need for robust employment contracts in order to […]

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Business Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

20 Jun 2022

If you were to become incapacitated would your business continue to run? Could your staff be paid? Could contracts still be fulfilled? A Lasting Power of Attorney is a crucial part of your business risk strategy.

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The Battle for Talent - Retention and Recruitment post-Covid: HR Breakfast Club

09 Jun 2022

In our second HR Breakfast Club of 2022, our team of expert employment law advisers discussed the issue of finding great talent in the current landscape, as well as providing tips on retaining your current staff.

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Government to introduce new statutory code to prevent ‘Fire & Rehire’ following P&O scandal

30 May 2022

P&O Ferries hit the headlines in March this year after they dismissed 800 employees without notice. Following this, the Government are set to introduce a new statutory code to prevent firing and rehiring. Our Employment team explain in this article.

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HMRC issues enquiry notices to reclaim furlough money claimed in error

30 May 2022

HMRC are issuing enquiry notices to reclaim furlough money claimed in error. In this article, our Employment team outline everything you need to know.

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Hope v British Medical Association – Can an employer dismiss an employee for raising frivolous and vexatious grievances?

27 May 2022

A recent tribunal case has found that employers can dismiss an employee for raising frivolous and vexatious grievances. In this article, our expert Employment team outline the key findings.

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Finn v The British Bung Manufacturing Company Limited – Calling a man “bald” can be considered harassment related to sex

27 May 2022

A recent Employment Tribunal decision has established that in certain circumstances, calling a man “bald” can be considered harassment related to sex. Employment Solicitor James Howarth outlined the details of the case.

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Ground rent payments to end on new residential long leases

24 May 2022

The new legislation brings significant changes to property law and once in force will abolish ground rents for qualifying residential long leases.

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New Register of Overseas Entities introduced

20 May 2022

Part 1 of the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act has  introduced a new register called the Register of Overseas Entities, requiring that “overseas entities” owning land in the UK register the identity of beneficial owners or managing officers at Companies House. In this article, Senior Associate Emma Nimmo explains all parts of the register […]

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The Building Safety Act 2022

16 May 2022

The Building Safety Act 2022 received Royal Assent on 28 April 2022. In this article Steven Finney, Commercial Property Associate at Kuits, provides key details.

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Menopause – everyone’s business

12 May 2022

As the Fawcett Report finds that workplaces are failing menopausal women and we are seeing more publicity around tribunal claims citing menopause, Sally Bird, Partner in Kuits’ employment team looks at the issue for business, what the legal implications are and what employers can do.

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Charities Act 2022: key points on charity land

11 May 2022

Under the new Charities Act 2022, charities can now obtain advice from a greater range of advisors for charity land transactions. Commercial Property Senior Associate Emma Nimmo explores more in this article.

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Employment Bill omitted from Queen's speech

10 May 2022

It had, until recently, been expected that the Employment Bill would be included in this year’s Queen’s Speech. However, plans to widen the ban on exclusivity contracts were announced.

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Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act: landlords' forfeit reinstated

28 Apr 2022

The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022 has reinstated a landlords’ ability to forfeit a lease for rent arrears that fell due outside of the protected period – but what does this all mean? Senior Associate Rebecca Jones explains in this article.

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Rent Arbitration Scheme – Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022

25 Apr 2022

The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022 has introduced a legally binding arbitration process to settle disagreements about Covid pandemic related rent arrears. In this article, Commercial Property Senior Associate Emma Nimmo and Associate Kate Kurtz outline the process for landlords.

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Financial services regulations – something for all businesses to consider

21 Apr 2022

Financial services regulations are something that apply to all businesses not just those which are authorised by the FCA or PRA.

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Statutory books – what are they, why should your business have them and what can you do if your business doesn’t have them?

07 Apr 2022

Statutory books contain key information about companies and are required to be maintained by law – but what should you do if you don’t have one? In this article Corporate Solicitor Rhian Gwilit explains exactly what statutory books are and why they are important to have.

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Prenuptial agreements: an unromantic ‘no-no’ or a fact of modern life?

05 Apr 2022

As Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz sign a monumental pre-nuptial agreement, Kuits’ Family Team looks at the value of what was once seen as an unromantic ‘no-no’.

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Employment law April 2022 – key updates for employers

24 Mar 2022

In April each year certain aspects of employment legislation are updated. Our Employment team have put together a brief overview of the key changes in this article.

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COVID-19 amendments to Statutory Sick Pay End

24 Mar 2022

As part of the Government strategy for living with COVID-19, the changes to Statutory Sick Pay (“SSP”) introduced in 2020 will cease from today (24 March 2022) in England. Our Employment team discuss here.

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