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In Sullivan v Isle of Wight Council, the EAT considered the extent of whistleblowing protection for job applicants. The Claimant applied for two jobs at the Isle of Wight Council. After being informed that she had been unsuccessful, she filed an online crime report with the Hampshire Police concerning an alleged verbal assault during one […]

Can a settlement agreement settle claims that have not yet arisen? Some uncertainty remains following the Scottish Court of Session’s decision in Bathgate v Technip Singapore Pte Limited in which it overturned the Employment Appeal Tribunal’s 2022 decision on this matter. The background is that an employee entered into a settlement agreement on redundancy under […]

For many, January is believed to be the worst month of the year! Dark nights, depleted bank balances and post-Christmas blues can be detrimental to health, lifestyle and, of course, our relationships. As many are wanting to start afresh in January and hit that reset button, that can also mean increased pressure on marriages following […]

There has been an important update on the Government’s plans to bring in far reaching changes to Skilled Worker visas. It is expected that on 11 March the Rules to prevent care workers and senior care workers from bringing dependants to the UK with them will come into force. On 4 April, the plans to […]

Welcome to the first edition of Commercial Education Brief for the new year. We hope that this is a great year for your business in spite of the many challenges you can expect to see in the coming months. What do we discuss? 2024 will be a significant year in terms of legislation that will […]

How the Dennis case has closed down one strategy to address Hillside case restrictions on amendments to planning permissions. I am a solicitor. I love complexity and my livelihood is, to a large extent, dependent upon it. I am also a planning solicitor. Planning should be about pragmatism and practicality. One of the first things […]

For many years employers have been required to check the right to work of their employees. Those who fail to do so, may face a civil penalty if they are employing illegal workers. These civil penalties are due to triple in February 2024. The Home Office has announced that from 13 February 2024, the maximum […]

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