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Aug
14
Government decide against writing “caste” into the Equality Act 2010
The government has responded to a recent consultation on how to handle caste discrimination in the UK.
Aug
13
Can charitable members be compelled to vote?
Can charitable members be compelled to vote in favour of a resolution? This was the question that the Court of Appeal had to answer in the recent case of Lehtimãki v The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (UK) and Others [2018].
Aug
13
Freedom of Information request reveals tribunal awards are going unpaid due to insolvency
New data obtained by People Management has revealed that over £390,000 of employment tribunal awards were unpaid in 2017 as a result of insolvency. Laurie Anstis, director in the employment team here at Boyes Turner, spoke to People Management about the findings...
Aug
09
Could we see the demise of restrictive covenants?
In a recent application to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) brought by Mrs Susan Geall, the Tribunal discussed whether a restrictive covenant, which prevented the conversion of an agricultural barn into a residential dwelling, could be modified under the Law of Property Act 1925.
Aug
08
Breaking up is never easy…a break clause lease disagreement
The High Court has recently ruled in the case of Goldman Sachs International v Procession House Trustee Ltd and (2) Procession House Trustee2 Ltd that a tenant of office premises could break its lease five years early so long as it yielded up the premises with vacant possession and no rent arrears. There was no additional obligation on the tenant to have complied with the reinstatement clause in order to successfully exercise the break.
Aug
07
Women and Equalities Committee report on sexual harassment in the workplace
Following the scandal at the Presidents Club earlier this year, the numerous allegations against Hollywood stars and the #metoo movement, the Women and Equalities Committee conducted a six month review.
Aug
06
Who funds a probate dispute?
Probate disputes can be very expensive and it is a common misconception that costs of a probate dispute will be paid out of the estate. Ally Tow discusses who stands to fund probate disputes...
Jul
31
Keeping your employees safe in the hot weather
There are many dangers of working in the heat such as the risk of dehydration, heat stroke, exhaustion and sun burn. With the temperatures set to rise again later this week Peter Olszewski looks at employers' legal obligation and how they can help keep their employees cool in the heatwave...
Jul
30
Technology in the Leisure & hospitality sector
Technology underpins everything we do. What the average customer now expects is a seamless transaction, flexibility and a personalised service. Nowhere is this as prominent as in the Leisure & hospitality sector. We have compiled a short list of how companies in the Leisure & hospitality sector are already incorporating this new technology in to their business models...
Jul
30
Brexit and the Leisure & hospitality sector
High street pub chain JD Wetherspoon announced that it would be ditching its Champagne and German beers range as of 9 July 2018 in preparation for Brexit and in their place, replacement beverages from the UK such as Hardys and Denbies as well as drinks from Australia. But how are the rest of the Leisure & hospitality industry viewing Brexit?  

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