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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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The Future of Furlough – 1st release of the detail
Employers are already starting to think about their remobilisation plans and the news that ‘flexible furloughing' can happen from July rather than August will be welcome as employers start to scale up activities.
Update: Non-ACM Building Safety Fund – what should RPs next steps be?
The Government has issued its prospectus for the promised £1billion fund to remediate non-ACM cladding. RPs will need to decide before 31 July whether they (or, where applicable, a group entity) should register for the Fund.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Confidentiality as a COT3 condition
In Duchy Farm Kennels Limited v Graham William Steels, the High Court held that a breach of a confidentiality clause in a COT3 agreement was not a condition of the agreement and therefore its breach did not bring the agreement to an end.
Update: Building Safety Fund
In March 2020, the Government announced that it would be launching a new £1bn Building Safety Fund (“the Fund”) to provide funding to both public and private sector building owners for the remediation of external wall systems containing dangerous non-aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding in buildings over 18m.
COVID-19 Care Act easements: implications for care providers working with local authorities to meet the demands on the adult social care sector during the pandemic
With a view to reducing the timeframe to providing services to people in need care and support during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government introduced statutory provisions under the Coronavirus Act 2020 (Coronavirus Act).
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Beneficial changes void under TUPE?
In Ferguson and others v Astrea Asset Management Limited, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that the provision under TUPE that contractual variations are void where the sole or principal reason is the transfer applies to changes which are advantageous to the employee as well as those which are detrimental.
COVID-19 Recovery: To Return or Not Return
As we move into the next phase of the COVID-19 response, the emphasis of the Government message about staying at home vs going to work has slightly changed.
The Future of Furlough – The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended until the end of October
The Chancellor has this week announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is to be extended for four months up to October 31 2020.
Maintaining development with balanced exposure – Joint Ventures are demonstrating flexibility
The Government has been clear in its messages recently that the housing market is one of the key pillars of the economy and that ways to ensure delivery of new homes is essential.
Moving to the cloud: 10 things
Contemplating a move to the cloud? Whether you are contracting with a small supplier for a single purpose application, or upgrading your entire IT infrastructure, there are advantages to be gained from a move to the cloud.
Lockdown relaxation – 10 key people issues
As businesses begin to think about how they will resume operations post-lockdown, we have drawn together 10 key people issues that will need to be borne in mind.
Update: Building Safety Fund
In March 2020, the Government announced that it would be launching a new £1bn Building Safety Fund to provide funding to both public and private sector building owners for the remediation of external wall systems containing dangerous non-aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding in buildings over 18m.