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With all the inevitability of a car crash in slow motion Brexit will arrive upon us at the end of March this year.   For almost all UK businesses the impact of any final Brexit deal (assuming one is reached) will be a main focus for their organisation for the rest of 2019, potentially impacting on […]

A welcome from the editor…. Welcome to the winter edition of the Real Estate Bulletin. This quarter, we look at cases involving ‘occupation’ for the purpose of business rates, how long a beneficiary has to enforce collateral warranties, what it means to be ‘ready, willing and able’ to complete, where the duty of care lies […]

Welcome to the first employment bulletin of 2019 Whilst the headlines continue to be dominated by Brexit and its potential ramifications there are a number of hot topics that employers should be aware of as we embark on a new year. In this bulletin we cover new case law relating to employee status, age discrimination […]

We hope you enjoyed our last Brexit Bulletin. This week, Brexit Day is only 3 months away! We’ll help you plan for Brexit to ensure you retain your valued workforce, despite the uncertainties of negotiations in the run up to Brexit. Sign up here to stay informed with regular updates. The Fight for the Deal […]

Where does the Bail-In power come from? The EU Bank Resolution and Recovery Directive (“BRRD”) contains the power for regulators to write-down and/or convert into equity a failing institution’s liabilities. The relevant provision of BRRD is Article 55. When does Bail-In apply and what liabilities does it attach to? Article 55 of BRRD requires EEA […]

Earlier this week the Government set out their ‘Good Work Plan’ in response to last year’s Taylor Review into employment status and the gig economy. The Government announced these proposals as “the largest upgrade in workers’ rights for a generation”. How does the Good Work Plan seek to protect “gig economy” workers? The Taylor review […]

The Pension Scheme Trustee was dead. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of its burial was signed by the lawyer, the actuary, the pension consultant and the accountant. Trustee Scrooge signed it, and Trustee Scrooge’s name was good for anything he put his hand to. The Pension Scheme Trustee was as dead as […]

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