Returning to the workplace

The Talent in Logistics team caught up with Mike Hayward, Partner and Head of our Crime, Transport and Regulatory team and Maria Gallucci, Partner and Employment Solicitor, about the duty of employers to review their policies and procedures during these unprecedented times, the rules around Annual Leave in 2020/21, Data Privacy for Covid-19 Employee Testing […]

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Lawyers in Lockdown

Nathan Taylor-Allkins, Senior Associate in our Road Transport, Crime & Regulatory team gives us an insight into how he has been balancing work and family life during the lockdown. I can’t quite believe we are nearly into July. I recall when lockdown first started, we were talking about the summer like it was a dot […]

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Notice pay during Furlough leave

What notice pay is an employee entitled to receive during their notice period if they are given notice of dismissal but remain on furlough leave during their notice period? The answer depends on whether under the employee’s contract of employment they are entitled to statutory notice only, or at least a week more than statutory […]

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Landlords allowed to remedy breach before serving section 21 Notice

Landlords are able to regain possession of properties let under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy by serving a notice in accordance with section 21 of the Housing Act 1988. Previously two months’ notice was adequate in most circumstances, however this has been temporarily increased by the Coronavirus Act 2020 to a minimum of three months’ notice. […]

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What now for retail?

The retail industry has been among those hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. With all non-essential shops forced to close their doors, consumers have been able to adapt their shopping habits by ordering online. But for retailers, it hasn’t been so easy. For many, lockdown has been catastrophic, with retail sales falling by a record […]

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The ‘death of the office’?

In March, the coronavirus outbreak led to a mass exodus from UK offices as the country went into lockdown. Sensationalist media headlines screaming “Is it really the death of the office?” soon became a regular occurrence, sparking concerns about the sector’s ability to survive. Recent research from Knight Frank, however, dismissed the idea as “naïve” […]

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