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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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D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Recruitment Difficulties
The latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show in October 2021, job vacancies were at 1.17 million. This is almost 400,000 higher than before the pandemic. The research also found that almost half of employers (46%) are finding recruitment difficult and anticipate the situation declining further over the next six months.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Disability Discrimination and employer liability before a disability is diagnosed
The EAT has recently held in Bennett v MiTAC Europe Limited that an employee with cancer will be disabled under the Equality Act 2010 from the date on which they fell ill, and not from the date on which the cancer was diagnosed.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Employment Law and Climate Change
The UK has committed to reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions to net zero by 2050 and plans to be the first major economy to require corporations to report climate related risk and opportunities, but what impact does climate change have on employment law?
Housing Management Brief: Issue 27
Welcome to the brand new edition of our Housing Management brief! Click here to read the full brief. Featured articles are listed below: Notices of Seeking Possession revert to pre-pandemic notice periods The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies and Notices) (Amendment and Suspension) (England) Regulations 2021, new Regulations laid before Parliament on 8 September 2021,
Notices of Seeking Possession revert to pre-pandemic notice periods
The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies and Notices) (Amendment and Suspension) (England) Regulations 2021, new Regulations laid before Parliament on 8 September 2021, has again changed the period of notice that a landlord must give to the tenant before commencing a claim for possession. These changes came into effect from 1 October 2021.
Dealing with Data Protection Claims
We are seeing more and more claims by tenants for data protection breaches.
Ask the Expert: Ikram El-Ahmadi
How has Brexit affected the right to rent scheme?
Spotlight on…Donna McCarthy
Earlier in September 2021, I was appointed the new Head of the HMPL Team, taking over from Nick Billingham.
The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 – What does it mean for social housing providers?
The long awaited Domestic Abuse Act finally received royal assent on 29 April 2021.
Focus on tenancy fraud – Tips from Raj Vine, Counter Fraud Specialist for Riverside Housing following recent Court of Appeal decision
In June 2021, Riverside Housing obtained a possession order and Unlawful Profit Order against a tenant who was unlawfully sub-letting their home.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: The Gender Pay Gap Results
The Office for National Statistics has now released information that the UK's 2021 gender pay gap has grown since 2020 but remains smaller than it was in 2019.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Caring responsibilities and discrimination
Returning to work: a requirement to work full time from the office may be discriminatory against those with caring responsibilities.