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Welcome to our June Employment Law Review. In this bulletin we look at: the recent ruling that requires employers to keep a detailed record of actual hours worked by employees; whether it is discriminatory to pay women on maternity leave more than men on shared parental leave; the impact of new information coming to the […]

A series of cases have arisen for food and drinks sector businesses. A round-up follows – full versions of these can be found in the Spring issue of Freeths IP magazine, IPSO FACTO.   Brand names which imply health claims In May 2018 the ASA ruled that Pukka Herbs’ mustn’t make use of the DETOX […]

Food waste in the UK totals 10.2 million tonnes per year, of which 1.8m comes from food manufacturing. To put this in context, 1m tonnes comes from the hospitality sector and 260,000 from retail. DEFRA’s response to tackling this included the publication last December of their Resources and Waste Strategy. Also included was the statutory […]

April was a quiet month for planning law with nothing in the way of non-brexit related legislative changes. There was also a slow-down in planning appeal decisions being released. This is a result of the local elections and PINS taking care not to influence these. That said, there was an interesting case regarding agricultural occupancy […]

For several months significant delays have been experienced with Probate Registries in England & Wales, resulting in many estates being in limbo pending the issue of a grant. STEP, the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning, met recently with HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) to discuss the […]

The changing face of the labour market: implications of the Good Work Plan for the food sector An increasing spotlight has been placed on modern working practices and how new models can work in practice. The publication last July of the report, Good Work: The Taylor review of modern working practices, included a long list […]

We hope you enjoyed our last Brexit Bulletin. The Brexit delay continues. Let us update you on the latest news. Sign up here to stay informed with regular updates. Brexit Extension With no prospect of Theresa May’s Brexit deal being passed by Parliament, she returned to Europe in April to request a further extension to the […]

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