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COVID-19: Coronavirus Act 2020 and protection from eviction

03 Apr 2020

The current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has brought with it an air of uncertainty surrounding job security and the ability to make rental payments in this period. The introduction of the Coronavirus Act 2020 ("the Act") on 25 March 2020, has put some minds at ease and provided protections…

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What employment lessons can you take away from the Tiger King

03 Apr 2020

Hey you cool cats and kittens, its James Barron from Forbes Solicitors here to give you an update on what employment law issues you can take away from the Netflix sensation Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness. If you have not seen Tiger King it primarily follows Joe Exotic, the Tiger King…

Employment & HR

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COVID-19: Emergency changes to insolvency law

03 Apr 2020

Last week, the Business Secretary announced temporary changes to insolvency law in order to protect businesses from the effects of the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The impending legislation will introduce a new moratorium for businesses and will suspend wrongful trading laws for the duration…

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Vicarious Liability and Contractors

02 Apr 2020

The Supreme Court have sought to narrow the circumstances in which vicarious liability applies, as in recent times it appeared that the application of this doctrine potentially had wide ramifications. In the case of Barclays Bank PLC v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 13 the Supreme Court have overturned…

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MEES Regulations - Impending Deadline 1st April 2020

02 Apr 2020

The 1 April 2020 will mark a change in the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (MEES Regulations). This change will have a direct effect on landlords of residential properties with potential financial penalties and subsequent reputational damage. We will…

Commercial Property

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COVID-19 - APIL and FOIL Agree Best Practice for Mutual Co-Operation

02 Apr 2020

FOIL and APIL have agreed a set of best practices for their members to consider and adopt during the coronavirus outbreak. Full details can be found here , but in summary the following matters have been agreed: Telephone calls/Email Practitioners should engage by telephone and/or email…

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Morrisons are not Liable for Actions of a Rogue Employee

01 Apr 2020

The Supreme Court has today ruled in favour of Morrison Supermarkets in relation to a large data breach claim, brought by a group of employees whose personal information had been posted online by a disgruntled employee. Data Breach Claim The employee, Andrew Skelton, was a member of Morrison…

Governance, Procurement & Information

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HMCTS Announces Civil Court Listing Priorities

01 Apr 2020

The HMCTS has published its listing priorities for civil work in the County Courts. Work has been split between priority 1 - work that must be done and priority 2 - work that could be done. Priority 1 - work that must be done · Committals · Freezing Orders ·…

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COVID-19: Sharing Tenant Personal Information

01 Apr 2020

With the unprecedented measures being put in place by the government to reduce the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, RPs are undoubtedly considering what action needs to be taken to make sure both tenants and staff are kept safe. The Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) wrote to RPs last week to…

Housing & Regeneration

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