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Shoosmiths LLP | November 2022

How can an employment disciplinary investigation findings determine fitness and propriety? Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SM&CR) firms are under a duty to consider fitness and propriety on an ongoing basis ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2022

Employers will be familiar with the desire to settle a Tribunal claim before it reaches a final hearing, in fact the Tribunal itself actively encourages mediation and settlement. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Ltd v Sommer EAT is an excellent example of why it is important to be careful in all without prejudice communication so that if a settlement is not reached, the without prejudice communication does not end up disclosed as part of the Tribunal proceedings ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2022

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has recently published its most recent Financial Services Survey, the results of which demonstrate the effect that Brexit is having on immigration of employees and expertise in to the UK in the financial services sector. There are an estimated 1.1 million UK jobs in the financial services sector. Historically, the sector obtained one fifth of its workers from outside of the UK ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2022

Direct marketing by email is a keystone for many businesses. It can be efficient and effective: but are you confident you are getting it right? Getting it wrong can cost customer goodwill and see the regulator knocking at the door. On 17 October the UK data regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), issued new guidance on electronic mail for direct marketing purposes which should be helpful for companies trying to do the right thing ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2022

Tackling rising prices within the parameters of public procurement. One of the main symptoms of the current economic crisis is rising prices, for individuals and businesses. Brexit and the Russian invasion of Ukraine are just two contributory factors in fuelling increases in prices across the supply chain in the UK, particularly the cost of raw materials, labour and transport ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | November 2022

The Pre-Insolvency Bill (‘the Bill’) is at its second reading in Parliament. The Bill is being proposed as an Act to partially transpose EU Directive 2019/1023 (‘the Directive’) on preventive restructuring frameworks, on discharge of debt and disqualifications, and on measures to increase the efficiency of procedures concerning restructuring, insolvency and discharge of debt ...

Asters | November 2022

Asters' Counsel and pro bono legal advisor of the Committee on Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Development of the European Business Association (EBA) Anzhelika Livitska contributed to EBA White Paper "Deregulation of environmental legislation in a time of war and reforms aimed for European integration" ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2022

In our final quarterly case law update of 2022, we discuss four of the most significant employment law cases since August 2022 and the lessons that employers should take from them. Whistleblowing In the case of Kong v Gulf International Bank, Ms Kong made protected disclosures to the Head of Legal, Ms Harding ...

Asters | November 2022

On 19 June 2022 Kyiv hosted Recovery Forum Ukraine 2022 organized by the Confederation of Builders of Ukraine, KyivBuild Ukraine, Aquatherm Kyiv and ReBuild Ukraine. The event gathered the representatives of the state and local authorities, construction business-community, international financial institutions, and potential investors to discuss issues related to the rebuild of the damaged infrastructure in Ukraine as well as the ways of financing ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2022

Making variations to planning permissions as a scheme evolves is rarely a straightforward process, particularly where the changes go beyond the scope of non-material or minor material amendments. One tool that has been used extensively to achieve variations is the ‘drop-in’ planning application where a new consent is granted for an area that overlaps with the original permission ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2022

A breakdown of the ICO’s recent guidance on how to comply with the UK’s data protection regime when making live marketing calls. The ambiguous lyrics from this popular song have left me confused ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2022

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that legal privilege does not apply retrospectively to an original version of a report produced before legal advice was sought ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2022

Shoosmiths’ specialist construction and regulatory teams have provided a detailed response to the government’s consultation on implementing the new building control regime for higher-risk buildings under Part 3 of the Building Safety Act 2022. The firm’s response draws on its expertise working with key stakeholders in the construction industry and first-hand experience of the issues that are relevant to the proposed regulations ...

ALRUD Law Firm | November 2022

Many companies have recently had to deal with situations where their employees (including remote employees) have independently decided to leave Russia and continue working from abroad. We have been receiving numerous requests for consultations on how to properly handle such work legally. It’s crucial now more than ever to act strictly in accordance with the law ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2022

With increased cost of living and ongoing economic uncertainty, more and more workers are being forced to take on two (or more) jobs to cover soaring energy bills and pricey food shops. What do employers need to know and watch out for when this happens? Is having a second job permitted? It is not necessarily unusual for employees to have more than one job at the same time ...

ALRUD Law Firm | November 2022

We are glad to present you a current digest of the most significant bills, regulatory changes, and measures affecting the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry for the period from June to October 2022. Follow the link to download the digest. ALRUD_Newsletter_Key_changes_in_Life_Sciences_for_the_June-October_2022_period_upd ...

ALRUD Law Firm | November 2022

On 7 October 2022, Federal Law No. 377-FZ (the “Law”) came into force. The Law granted mobilized citizens and their family members the right to receive preferential payment holidays on loans (including mortgages).    Follow the link to learn more. Newsletter_Payment_holidays_for_mobilized_citizens.pdf (alrud ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2022

The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill is currently making its way through Parliament but what do we currently know about the Bill, which may have an impact on over 2,400 pieces of legislation on the UK statute books? You may be forgiven for not spotting the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (or the Brexit Freedoms Bill as it is affectionately known) slip in front of the House of Commons on 22 September 2022 as all eyes were on Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini budget at the time

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2022

The UK data regulator the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a clear warning to organisations that the biggest cyber risk they face is not from hackers themselves but from complacency towards internal data protection compliance. Such companies may face a double whammy of a cyber-attack and subsequent enforcement action. The ICO has fined Interserve Group (a UK based construction company) £4.4 million for breaching data protection law ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2022

When we talk about discrimination, most people think of those with protected characteristics such as disability, race or sex being treated less favourably. Should we be considering people being treated less favourably because of their height? What is heightism? The general premise of heightism is the act of forming beliefs subconsciously about someone’s mental and physical qualities because of their height ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | November 2022

  Dr Michael Psaila and Dr Frank B. Testa, are attending the International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference being held at the Miami Beach Convention Centre from 30 October to 4 November. Please reach out to them if you would like to meet up ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | October 2022

  Mamo TCV Advocates participated in the Start Up Festival Malta organised by StartinMalta on the 13 & 14 October 2022. The festival served as an opportunity for us to learn more about the start-up scene in Malta and how we can add value to it through our legal, corporate and regulatory advisory services. During the festival, the firm met with a number of start-ups and discussed the Mamo TCV Start-Up Toolkit which was launched during the same week ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | October 2022

  On 27th June 2021, the European Commission unveiled the new set of EU Standard Contractual Causes (‘SCCs’) that are to be used in instances when personal data are to be transferred from the EU/EEA to a third country ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | October 2022

  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The firm held an event last week at its offices with staff in order to raise awareness about breast cancer and to raise funds for the cause. The firm is once again making a contribution to the Action for Breast Cancer Foundation ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | October 2022

All contract legislation in Norway specifies time limits for filing a complaint. Put very simply, a complaint in this context is the process whereby a party to an agreement complains about a defect and asserts a claim within a defined time limit. Once the specified time limit has expired, the right to bring the claim will be lost. The logic behind the rules on complaints is that the parties to an agreement must be able to define the end point of, for example, a sale or delivery ...

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