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Re-Starting Well - Back to School

23 Sep 2020

Forbes Solicitors Education specialists hosted an online discussion and were joined by panellists Chris Malings from Malings Change Associates, Paul Atkinson - Director of Finance and Business, Vicki Hayward - SBM and Noel Conreen - Business and Finance Manager. It is more important now than ever…

Education

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Educational Websites & the ICO's Code of Practice

23 Sep 2020

On 2 September 2020, the ICO's Age Appropriate Design Code (known as the Children's Code) came into force. The Children's Code sets out 15 standards that online services should meet to protect children's privacy whilst online. The Children's Code is a statutory code of conduct…

Governance, Procurement & Information

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Changes to the Employment Tribunal Rules & tips for attending hearings

23 Sep 2020

The Government has announced new reforms to the Employment Tribunal Rules of Procedure 2013, with the aim of increasing the employment tribunals' capacity to hear claims and ensure a speedier resolution of cases for businesses and employees. The main driving force behind the reforms is the…

Employment & HR

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Insurance Case Update: A Covid-Cloud Silver Lining for Policyholders

22 Sep 2020

The High Court has last week handed down judgment in the case of The Financial Conduct Authority and Others [2020] EWHC 2448 (Comm). This was a test case brought by the Financial Conduct Authority against several insurance companies to clarify the scope and meaning of Business Interruption (BI)…

Dispute Resolution

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Protecting your assets from any potential downturn in trading

21 Sep 2020

With uncertainty in the market, now is a good time for businesses to be considering how they best protect their assets from any potential downturn in trading. Key assets, such as business premises, intellectual property rights, plant and machinery, etc. - even cash - can all be ringfenced by moving them…

Corporate

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Two unfair dismissal case updates from summer 2020

21 Sep 2020

Tai Tarian v Christie Update: A dismissal based on anonymous witness evidence will not necessary be unfair, even where that witness declines to participate in the disciplinary process. Background and Tribunal findings: The Respondent was a housing association, who employed the…

Housing & Regeneration

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The Importance of Careful Lease Drafting for Supporting Living Schemes

21 Sep 2020

(1) Retirement Lease Housing Association Limited (2) Fountain Retirement Housing Association Limited v (1) Pauline Schellerup & Phylis Woodford (2) C Martin [2020] UKUT 232 (LC) The above case was a conjoined appeal to the Upper Tribunal by the landlords of separate supported housing…

Housing & Regeneration

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Why every company should have a Shareholder Agreement

21 Sep 2020

What is a Shareholder Agreement? In short, a shareholder agreement is what it says on the tin, an agreement between the shareholders of a company. The agreement contains terms that govern the ownership of the business, including the issue and transfer of shares and company management. A…

Corporate

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ICO Launches Accountability Framework

18 Sep 2020

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published its Accountability Framework to help organisations manage their data protection compliance and understand how they can comply with the General Data Protection Regulation's (GDPR) accountability principle. Article 5(2) of the GDPR…

Housing & Regeneration

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