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What a post-GDPR world means for business – Four things that businesses need to be ready for.

Now we all live in a post-GDPR world of data protection law, what does that really mean for businesses, and what do businesses really need to be looking out for and responding to? Let’s assume that everyone has completed all … Continue reading

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Employee? Worker? Self-employed? Who knows.

The Supreme Court rules in the case of Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another v Smith [2018] UKSC 29 There have been numerous cases over recent months regarding the gig economy and worker status, with a string of decisions confirming that, … Continue reading

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Gender Pay Reporting Revealed

The first deadline for companies with 250 or more employees to publish their gender pay gap figures has now passed. The data collected, whilst imperfect (not accounting for full time versus part time/long serving employees or comparing like for like … Continue reading

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GDPR for Employers

Okay, so you’re getting your data protection house in order, and now it’s time to think about your own workers, and what you need to do with them in relation to GDPR. The good news is that, provided you aren’t … Continue reading

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Introduction to the GDPR

The GDPR will come into force on 25 May 2018 – regardless of Brexit – and the new regime will: • Give individuals more rights over their data and the way it is used • Impose more onerous obligations on … Continue reading

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Now is the time to restructure your management team!

Only if you need to, of course… We are advising clients that if they are considering making changes to their senior team that may lead to expensive severance deals, then they should make those changes now if they hope to … Continue reading

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Getting Construction Contracts Right

Construction contracts, usually in the form of a JCT or RIBA, are used so often and contain so much information that a lot of contractors will not pay proper attention to their contents. The temptation is to simply get on … Continue reading

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The continued pitfalls of residential lettings

Despite new legislation affecting assured shorthold tenancies (AST) coming into force in 2015 and 2016, landlords are still falling foul of certain requirements. If a residential property is let to a tenant under an AST and the law hasn’t been … Continue reading

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Property Litigation Case Law Update – June 2017

Sutton and East Surrey Water Plc -v- Kilby [2017] UK UT 248 [LC] This recent decision from the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) is a reminder to land owners that restrictive covenants are not always enforceable and those seeking to enforce … Continue reading

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New Head of Employment joins OTB Eveling

OTB Eveling are delighted to announce the arrival of Matt Huddleson to lead our commercially focused employment team, significantly adding to our employment capability to support our niche corporate/commercial offering. Managing Partner, James Eveling, comments: “Matt’s appointment brings more experience … Continue reading

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