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From thought leadership pieces to basic training resources, our lawyers regularly produce leaflets, briefings, newsletters and brochures. Our aim is to help keep our clients ahead of the curve.

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Update: Building Safety Fund – Social Housing Providers
The Government has now published further guidance to social housing providers on the claims process they will need to follow in order to gain access to part of the £1 billion remediation fund for non-ACM cladding.
Relaxing planning laws: Build, build, build…
By radically relaxing planning laws, the government hopes to kick start the building of thousands of new homes and create new jobs in the construction sector to help soften the economic impact of COVID-19.
New Regulations – Statutory entitlements for furloughed employees
The Regulations, which came into force on 31 July 2020, ensure that various statutory entitlements will not be reduced for employees who have been furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: EAT considers the chronology for assessing the legal test for Disability
In our new blog, we discuss the case of Khorochilova v Euro Rep Limited, and the reminder it serves to employers.
The Draft Building Safety Bill
In this briefing note, we provide a brief overview of the new Building Safety Bill.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Court of Appeal examines the correct test to determine discrimination “arising from” a disability
The Court of Appeal has held in Robinson v DWP that when considering if discrimination arising from a disability has occurred, a tribunal should consider whether the treatment complained of was 'because of' disability, rather than 'but for' disability.
It’s all change: the new Practice Direction 55C and MHCLG Guidance Update
Due to come into force on 23 August 2020, the Civil Procedure (Amendment No.4) (Coronavirus) Rules 2020 (SI.No.751/2020) propose an amendment to Part 55 of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998.
IT’S THE LAW: Residential Lease Extensions
Lease Sir, can I have some more?
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: An undertaking by an employer can be a reasonable adjustment
In our new Employment & Pensions Blog, we discuss the case of Hill v Lloyds Bank, and what it means for employers.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Reliance on anonymous witness evidence
The Employment Appeal Tribunal in Tai Tarian v Christie has recently held that it is not necessarily unfair for an employer to dismiss an employee based on the evidence of an anonymous witness.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: The Objective Justification Defence in Discrimination arising from Disability Claims
In our new Employment & Pensions Blog, we discuss the case of Department for Work and Pensions v Boyers and what it means to employers.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Case update: Gwynedd Council v Barratt
This week we will touch upon the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision handed down in Gwynedd Council v Barratt in relation to redundancy processes and the lessons that can be learnt from this.