Publications

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: New Shielding Guidance
The Government has announced that more than 3.79 million clinically extremely vulnerable people in England will now be informed that they are no longer advised to shield from 1 April 2021.
RICS Guidance Note for the valuation of properties in multi-storey, multi-occupancy residential buildings with cladding
On 8 March 2021, RICS published its Guidance Note for the valuation of properties in multi-storey, multi-occupancy residential buildings with cladding, following a consultation process.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Gender Pay Gap Reporting for 2020/2021
The enforcement of gender pay gap reporting was suspended in 2020 as a result of the unprecedented times we found ourselves in due to COVID-19, meaning there was no expectation on employers to report their data.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Managing and supporting LGBT+ workers in the workplace
In our new article, we provide an overview of the report and discuss the recommendations it suggests in ensuring LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace.
IT’S THE LAW: Community Infrastructure Levy: Still with us
The Government announced last year that it is considering the abolition of the Community Infrastructure Levy, and possibly replacing it (and s106 (Planning) Agreements) with a nationally set Infrastructure Levy. But who knows when, or if, that will come to pass.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020 Revoked
Last August, we reported that the Government had published the draft Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020 (the Regulations) introducing the long-awaited £95,000 cap on public sector exit payments.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Keeping training and policies from going “stale”
Where an employee has committed an act of discrimination, harassment or victimisation against a colleague, an employer will not necessarily be liable if they can show that they have taken all reasonable steps to prevent the employee from committing a discriminatory act or committing that type of discriminatory act.
The Right to Regenerate (potentially)
The intention of providing the public with greater control and the ability to call for land to be brought forward for regeneration is a positive step. We recommend organisations consider the questions proposed by the consultation and engage if appropriate to ensure that a balanced approach is considered.
MHCLG commits an extra £3.5bn towards the Building Safety Fund for Non-ACM Buildings
The Building Safety Fund has been topped up by an additional £3.5bn with the Government making clear its view that no leaseholder in a building above 6 storeys or 18m (which is consistent with the current definition of Higher Risk Building in the Building Safety Bill) should have to pay for remedial work undertaken to unsafe cladding.
The New UK Immigration System – What do you need to know?
Amidst all the Covid-19 developments, the Brexit transition process came to an end on 31 December 2020.  A new immigration system now applies. 
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Social Media and the necessity of understanding and having a robust social media policy
Although social media has become an invaluable tool over the last decade for many businesses, for promoting a business, sharing ideas and creating opportunities, it has also become a platform for individuals to express their ideas, feelings and interests.
Applications to the MHCLG’s new ‘Waking Watch Relief Fund’ are now open
The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government’s Waking Watch Relief Fund (“the WWR”) has now opened for applications.