Supreme Court ruling has huge ramifications for the gig economy

On 19 February, the UK’s highest court finally handed down its ruling on a legal battle that has been raging for years between ride hailing app Uber and its drivers. In 2016, two drivers took Uber before an employment tribunal for the right to be classed as employed workers, thus granting them basic rights such […]

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Time off for vaccination appointments – an employment law perspective

The fact that every adult in the UK will at some point be invited to receive their COVID-19 vaccination means millions of collective hours spent at vaccination centres, hospitals and GP surgeries – many of which will occur during working hours. With a potential loss of productivity for businesses, employers might be wondering if they […]

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Dispelling the myths around criminal defence solicitors

Mike Hayward and Nathan Taylor-Allkins, provide an insight into common myths surrounding working in a life of crime: The popularity of crime dramas on TV appears to be as high as ever with a wealth of UK and US based crime programmes available on demand on a range of viewing platforms. Whilst they make for […]

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DVSA updates the categorisation of defects during vehicle inspections

Revised guidance on how defects affecting a vehicle’s roadworthiness are categorised during DVSA vehicle inspections came into force on 1 February 2021. Changes include a ban on tyres over the age of 10 years on the front axles of buses, lorries, coaches and all wheel positions of minibuses (we have explored this ban and what […]

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Will 2021 be the Year of Insolvency?

Despite talk of new variants, there is a light at the end of the ‘pandemic tunnel’ as vaccines are being rolled out across the nation and there is hope of a return to normal life. That said, there can be no doubt that the full impact of Covid-19 has not yet been felt. National lockdowns […]

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