On 4 June, the European Commission approved and adopted a new version of the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs). This is a welcome relief to many businesses that rely upon SCCs to safeguard international data flows that are an integral part of their daily operations. Here’s a quick guide to the new SCCs.
“No fault divorce” is the strapline for the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020, which is new legislation that will overhaul the law in relation to divorce and dissolution in England and Wales. As the headline suggests, the law is changing to introduce the ability to divorce without fault.
UK Immigration Right to Work checks – end of the EU Settlement Scheme and extension of Covid adjustments
The last month has seen significant changes to Right to Work procedures for UK employers which affect both British citizens and EU nationals who are starting a new job. Whilst a large number of us are continuing to work from home for the foreseeable future, a significant number of people are now returning to the workplace, therefore it is important that employers have procedures in place to cover both cohorts.
IMPORTANT - Beware of scammers claiming to be from County Court Business Centre
Over the last couple of weeks, it has been brought to our attention that there are scammers operating where they are alleging to be calling from the County Court Business Centre (“CCBC”) or, that they are an appointed Court Bailiff.
“Throwing the baby out with the bathwater” – Supreme Court revisits what approach should be taken to liquidated damages for delay where the contractor fails to complete work
Can an employer claim liquidated damages for delay if the contractor does not complete its work and the employer never accepts it? This was one of the questions the Supreme Court had to grapple with in the case of Triple Point Technology Inc v PTT Public Company Ltd in which an IT project ran into considerable difficulties.
Whilst there is no legal obligation on any parent to leave their estate to their children in equal shares or indeed to leave it to their children at all if they have reached the age of majority, it is often the case that parents do treat siblings the same and siblings certainly expect to be treated equally.
The recent court of appeal decision in the case of Capitol Park Leeds Plc v Global Radio Services Ltd in June 2021 considered the meaning of vacant possession and whether a tenant can be in breach of contract by removing items from the premises that make up the building itself.
All businesses are different. How and where they want their people to work going forward post 19 July will differ too. Many managers may also have their own views leading to potential differences of opinion within businesses. Individual experiences over the last 18 months have also been different: some have suffered bereavements, isolation and loss, whilst others will want to return to the workplace some or all of the time.