Business Interruption Insurance and the Supreme Court
Many businesses take out business interruption insurance each year to protect them in the event that their business operations are interrupted. The coronavirus pandemic has caused business disruption across the country in a manner which is unprecedented. Unsurprisingly many businesses which had taken out interruption insurance have sought to rely on the cover when making a claim.
A welcome step towards certainty for businesses transferring data from the EU to the UK
The European Commission has published its draft adequacy decision in respect of the UK, which is an important step towards the continued free flow of personal data from the EEA to the UK. Amir Kousari, Senior Associate and data protection expert at tech law firm Boyes Turner explains the implications.
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.