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Jun
25
Business Support & Insolvency team round up on the latest in the world of insolvency
In an effort to think about something other than Brexit, the Business Support & Insolvency team at Boyes Turner have put together a snap-shot of some of the significant updates which have happened in the world of insolvency (as well as in the team) in the last quarter.
Jun
24
Space as a service
Over the past few years, we have seen a significant increase in tenant clients, particularly young or start-up Tech companies, opting for co-working and serviced office space over more traditional lease arrangements.
Jun
24
Women and Equalities Committee aim to level the playing field with proposed changes to discrimination law
The Women and Equalities Committee (the “Committee”) have proposed some major changes to the use of non-disclosure agreements and tribunal procedure in certain discrimination cases (namely in relation to sexual harassment, pregnancy and maternity). The Committee, which comprises of MPs from the House of Commons, consider that the key problems in this area are: the difficulty in pursuing a claim to the employment tribunal, the pressure that employers can apply during settlement negotiations and the risk that an organisation fails to fully investigate the matter.
Jun
19
HR Conference – Unlocking Productivity what did we learn?
Last Thursday, the Employment Group held its first HR Conference of 2019 focusing on “unlocking productivity”. Emma O’Connor, Head of Training, shares her thoughts on what we learned and shared during the day and what takeaways you can share to unlock productivity in your own businesses.
Jun
14
Was 'help to buy' really needed?
There has been a flurry of media surrounding the government’s Help to Buy initiative (“the Scheme”) launched five years ago. The Scheme lends individuals up to 20% of the cost of a newly built home with the need for only a 5% deposit and a 75% mortgage.  
Jun
12
What must employers consider if an employee claims to have a disability for the first time at a dismissal appeal meeting?
Tom Pimenta discusses the recent case of Baldeh v Churches Housing Association of Dudley and District Ltd. This provides useful guidance on how to deal with new allegations of a disability which are only raised at the appeal meeting.
Jun
11
How the Leisure & Hospitality industry can embrace the zero waste revolution
Blue Planet II, which aired in 2017, highlighted how our use of plastics was causing irreparable damage to our eco systems and polluting the seas. The public outcry created what has now been dubbed the “Blue Planet effect”...
Jun
11
Home is where the POCA fine is
Expensive rent, lease lengths that prevent flexibility for tenants, onerous repairing obligations and the risk of weighty dilapidations claims, can act as a deterrent to small businesses and entrepreneurs looking to find premises out of which to operate. As a result, there has been a rise in those attempting to change the use of their residential premises. 
Jun
10
Disclosure Pilot Scheme
The question of legal costs in dealing with disclosure of documents in court proceedings has been a bone of contention for many years with various amendments to the court rules over the last 20 years or so with a view to attempting to reduce costs.  All have failed so as we now see the introduction of yet another new pilot scheme, I review the scheme and consider the extent to which I think it will achieve it’s main objectives, namely to reduce costs.
Jun
07
New Regulations on Section 106 Monitoring Fees
Derek Ching, partner in our Property team dicusses the new regulations on Section 106 Monitoring Fees...

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