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: Are employees entitled to the day off for Queen Elizabeth II funeral?
The Queen’s state funeral is due to be held on Monday 19 September and has been declared a bank holiday. We discuss whether employees are entitled to be granted the day off work.
Late accounts – what to do if you’re encountering problems with accounts
We’re aware that a number of our clients are experiencing delays in receiving final accounts. If you’re experiencing this issue, here are some key points to be mindful.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: A guide to grievance investigations
Whilst in some cases grievances can be resolved informally, where this is not possible employers will generally be required to carry out an investigation.
Crossing borders to reach English jurisdiction
Recent case is a further restatement construction of insurance policies is to be derived from the Supreme Court decision in the FCA test case.
Key considerations when selling a care home
Whether moving out of a location, exiting the care sector or otherwise considering a sale of all or part of a care home business, this article highlights some of the key legal and structural considerations to bear in mind at the outset of any care home or care business disposal to help the process run as smoothly as possible.
Electricity shortage in West London Boroughs is a further blow for housing delivery
The Greater London Authority (GLA) have recently warned about further restrictions on the approval or implementation of planning permission in the London Boroughs of Ealing, Hounslow and Hillingdon.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Employer’s Covid-19 paid special leave policy held not to be discriminatory
In Cowie and ors v Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, the EAT has held that an employer’s paid special leave policy during the Covid-19 pandemic did not give rise to discrimination arising from disability or indirect sex discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.
Building Safety Act – Leaseholder owned buildings and the Government’s Call for Evidence
The Government has published a Call for Evidence for Leaseholder-owned buildings over 11m or five storeys high with relevant defects.
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022
New regulations for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are coming into force on 1 October 2022. The regulations update the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Dealing with a data subject access request
Data subject access requests (DSARs) are increasingly being used by employees as a pre-litigation fishing expedition in the context of disciplinary or grievance procedures.
The ins and outs of Option Agreements
Katie Fung, a Partner in our Real Estate and Project department, takes a closer look at the ins and outs of Option Agreements.
Governance and Regulation – Quarterly D-Brief: Issue 2
Welcome to the new edition of our quarterly D-Brief, focussing on governance and regulatory issues pertinent to registered providers of social housing (RPs)!