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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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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Sexual harassment in the (virtual) workplace

Discrimination, bullying and harassment unfortunately still persist in workplace environments across the UK, despite legislation such as the Equality Act 2010 outlawing such behaviour against groups with a ‘protected characteristic’ under the Act, such as age, race, sexual orientation or gender. Sexual harassment during a pandemic One might have thought that, with the majority of […]

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Dealing with digital assets in an increasingly virtual world

For many years, we have lived an increasing proportion of our lives online. Never has this been truer than over the past year, with face-to-face socialising replaced with interaction via video conferencing software, social media and other virtual channels. Now, the Law Society is urging people to include digital assets such as email and social […]

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Part 36 offers – a brief explanation

Litigation can be costly. As such, the possibility of settling a dispute should be considered throughout a case – this is encouraged by the court and is the overriding objective. Settlement can be achieved informally between the parties, but the method known as a Part 36 offer (CPR 36) – which can be made at […]

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