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HR Conference – Achieving Sustainable Workplace Productivity – What we learned
Our London HR Conference last week brought together speakers from legal, corporate, wellbeing and academia to share their thoughts on how we can encourage and support productivity in the workplace.
Plans dropped for an increase in Probate fees – a sigh of relief for bereaved families
This week has seen proposals for the controversial England and Wales Probate fee increase dropped, on grounds of unfairness and disproportionality. Megan Manganaro discusses...
Does vegetarianism amount to a philosophical belief?
This was a question the Employment Tribunal (“ET”) was recently asked to consider in the case of Crossley Farms Limited and others...
Giving gifts as an attorney: some “do”s and “don’t”s for benefiting someone other than the donor
Inherent to the role of an attorney is the requirement, when making decisions of behalf of another (“the donor”), to consider the best interests of that individual...
Government inspector approves key areas of Reading Borough Council's housing policies
After significant delays, an Inspector has approved Reading Borough’s new Local Plan with minor amendments.
Employer held not to be liable for an employee’s racially offensive social media post
In Forbes v LHR Airport Limited, the EAT has held that a security officer was not discriminated against after being shown a colleague’s offensive Facebook post in the workplace.
Early Neutral Evaluation - To Consent or Not?
Early Neutral Evaluation (“ENE”) has long since been recognised as an alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) remedy to afford parties an alternative way for parties to resolve their dispute without recourse to the more traditional route of court proceedings.  
Achieving Sustainable Workplace Productivity HR Conference – 2 weeks to go!
With just over 2 weeks to go to our October HR Conference, Emma O’Connor Head of Training, explains what attendees can expect in the first in a series of podcasts...
Minister of State for Housing and Planning signals changes to be made to permitted development rights to ensure 'habitable' schemes
Derek Ching discusses the recent signals about changes being made to permitted development rights to ensure 'habitable schemes coming out of the 2019 Conservative party conference
Conversion of offices to residential use: It's not just about planning law
In the decision of the Upper Tribunal at the end of August, a local authority owner was unsuccessful in preventing the relaxation of a restrictive covenant limiting the use of one of its buildings to offices only, to allow a future residential use.

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