In recent years, there has been a rise in the use of words like “banter” and “just kidding.” This has been seen not only in people’s personal lives, but now in the workplace too. This has led to the question of where exactly the line is between sharing a joke with a colleague and inappropriate […]

Following the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the UK and the EU, otherwise known as the Free Trade Deal/Agreement (FTA), which was agreed last Christmas Eve, regulatory changes have appeared across a wide field of trade, fishing, services, immigration, travel, education, borders and security control.

Brexit just happened. The effects are still happening. The Transition Period has just ended, so there will, no doubt, be litigation as whether something happened or is covered by pre-Brexit, transition or post-Brexit rules. The EU Recast Evidence Regulation enters into force on 1 July 2022. It envisages more extensive use of technology, including the […]

On 16 July, a judgement was handed down by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) regarding the EU-US Data Protection Shield and Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs). in the case of Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Schrems. In essence, this judgement invalidated the EU-US Data Privacy Shield. The invalidation means […]

As set out in our earlier article, having to make redundancies can be very daunting. Not only is it a difficult decision to make, and one which impacts on the lives of your employees, it can also lead to the business losing talented employees and their skills, experience and expertise. Businesses should bear in mind […]

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA or the Act) came into force on 26 January 2020 with the aim of providing an expanded array of tools to help rescue struggling companies and thereby to help businesses survive the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Act signifies the biggest reform to the UK’s […]

Having to make redundancies can, understandably, be very daunting for employers. The decision to make employees redundant will have an impact not only on your business but also on the lives (and livelihoods) of your employees. In fact, you could say that it is life changing.

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