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What does legal professional privilege mean in practice?

29 Mar, 2021

Any communication (written or oral) between a solicitor or a barrister and their client is covered by the concept of legal professional privilege, but what does this mean in practice ?

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Settlement Agreements – how much time should an individual be given to consider the offer ?

22 Jan, 2021

There are no hard and fast rules about how long an employee should be given to consider an offer made to them under the terms of a Settlement Agreement. However, ACAS who are an independent public body funded by the government, produce helpful guidance on various employment related issues including Settlement Agreements. This guidance is not set down in law but is often referred to in Employment Tribunal cases as good practice.

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Update to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in the light of school closures

10 Jan, 2021

HMRC have updated is guidance to confirm that an employer can use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for employees who have caring responsibilities as a result of COVID-19. This includes employees who are now unable to work (including from home) because of school closures.

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Redundancy: does it matter if the employer’s actions deliberately created the redundancy ?

23 Dec, 2020

A recent case heard by the EAT suggests not. Obviously, each case is decided on its own facts but this appeal is helpful for the employer, especially the SMEs who, in these difficult times, may create a situation of one notwithstanding the fact that the requirements for the role may still exist.

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