As lockdown eases and more businesses consider bringing employees back into offices, there are some key issues that business owners need to be mindful of. Nick Carter (Head of Commercial Property) along with David Thomas (Occupier Advisory) at Vail Williams LLP take us through some of the key topics including employment issues and the pros and cons of working from home.
Uber Workers: Supreme Court Strikes at Uber’s Business Model
In the culmination of a saga beginning with an Employment Tribunal preliminary hearing held in July 2016, The Supreme Court on 19 February 2021 handed down its judgment in Uber BV v Aslam  UKSC 5, confirming (like the Court of Appeal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and Employment Tribunal before it), that drivers for Uber have worker status, and they are not, as Uber had claimed, independent contractors.
Widespread working from home due to the Covid19 pandemic has prompted many organisations to consider reducing their business space. Nick Carter (Head of Commercial Property) and Russell May (Head of Property Dispute Resolution) at Boyes Turner, along with David Thomas (Occupier Advisory) at Vail Williams LLP take us through some of the key issues and outline the options available for most commercial tenants.
What impact will the new immigration rules have on UK Manufacturing?
The introduction of the new immigration rules on 1st January represent the biggest change to the UK’s immigration system in almost five decades, and whether you look at it from a positive or a negative viewpoint, leaving the EU and the subsequent introduction of the new immigration rules will have a profound impact on UK manufacturing.
Once a landlord with knowledge of a breach of the lease has acted in a way which is consistent only with the continuing existence of the lease, he is considered to have made an irrevocable choice not to terminate the lease. In this situation he will have ‘waived’ his right to forfeit the lease.
IR35 and Employment Businesses – are you playing piggy in the middle?
On 6 April 2021, the rules regarding IR35 are changing. Whether IR35 applies to a particular engagement has not, until now, been a matter of concern for employment businesses, who have usually addressed any commercial risk through appropriate tax indemnities in their contracts.
If you want to take a technology dispute to court, you’re unlikely to get a trial date in the Technology and Construction Court in London for over a year if you are going to need a week or more of the court’s time. With Brexit and Covid causing ongoing commercial and financial uncertainty, is there another quicker option to resolve disputes that parties can consider? The short answer is yes.