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Do you want to stay up to date with the latest legal issues that affect you and your business? We regularly publish legal updates, guides and opinions on legal matters.

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30 November 2021 New guidance on best practice around reasonable adjustments

The new guidance is impressive; it’s well written and the examples of solutions and workarounds being used in law firms are invaluable, as it shows disabled people what is possible and practical.

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25 November 2021 Asbestos: Still the UK’s number one occupational killer

A ResPublica report highlighted that asbestos continues to be the UK’s number one occupational killer, with nurses and teachers 3 to 5 times more likely to develop mesothelioma than the general UK population. The House of Commons Work & Pensions Select Committee is investigating how the HSE manages the continued presence of asbestos in buildings.

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25 November 2021 Government plans to ratify convention on ending violence and harassment in the workplace

Ratifying C190 would mean additional obligations for employers to prevent & address harassment & violence in the world of work.

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18 November 2021 Taxi driver’s rental and uniform costs deductible for NMW purposes

Augustine v Data Cars Ltd the Employment Appeal Tribunal highlights importance of ensuring pay for National Minimum Wage purposes is carefully calculated.

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15 November 2021 Carbon accounting for SMEs: what’s your carbon shoe size?

SMEs need to get a handle on their carbon footprints now to help identify where carbon, and financial savings can be made.

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15 November 2021 Fire and rehire

The new Acas guidance is a timely reminder for employers on how to approach effecting contractual changes.

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12 November 2021 Environmental Protection Act 1990 claims - the next big thing for claimant solicitors?

Over the last few years, our local authority and housing association clients have reported a significant increase in the number of claims received, usually from one of a specific group of claimant solicitors acting on behalf of tenants alleging a breach of their landlord’s repairing obligations.

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10 November 2021 ESG for Beginners

As you probably know by now, the acronym 'ESG' stands for environmental, social and governance. Although the investment community initially coined the term, it has grown into a larger concept that can be applied more broadly to any business or practice.

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10 November 2021 Dealing with Covid Rent Arrears – an overview but no specifics

Following on from our recent article on the release of the updated Code of Practice for dealing with commercial rent arrears that have accrued throughout the pandemic, we continue to highlight what the overall principles seek to ensure - fairness and proportionality for both landlords and tenants across each step of the arbitration process.

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29 October 2021 COP26 starts this Sunday and will be vital for business: Browne Jacobson will be tracking the developments

This is a key moment for addressing the risks and opportunities that climate change presents to businesses. We look at what COP26 will likely mean for your business.

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