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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Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space)
The purpose of the Regulation is to give individuals in debt time to get advice and find appropriate debt solutions to problems they have without having the further pressure of enforcement action or letters pursuing them for that debt during the period.
Housing Management Brief: Issue 26
It is difficult to believe that it is a year since the first lockdown; but equally astonishing is how our social housing clients and the Courts have adapted to the challenging work environment we have faced over the last year.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Supreme Court confirms time spent sleeping does not count as working time for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage
Care providers following the Mencap case with interest will be relieved that the case has finally reached its conclusion with the handing down of its judgment, over a year after the case was heard.
IT’S THE LAW: Modular Construction
In this edition of IT’S THE LAW we look at some of the particular issues you will need to cover in a contract for a modular build.
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.