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In-house lawyers forum

7 May 2021

This online event took place on 27 May 2021 and is now available on-demand. The content in this recording was correct as of the original webinar date.

Whilst you were likely distracted (yes, us too) with the changes close at hand, working from home and Covid-19 related changes… the law has quietly been moving on.

Contracts have been fought over, changes made to case law, new legislation passed and new technologies discovered, considered and decided upon. That nagging feeling you used to get when you left home (did you lock the door before you left?) has been replaced with a nagging feeling that maybe you’ve not been keeping on top of all of this stuff and that maybe your advice might be out of date.

Sound familiar? Don’t worry – we’ve got your back. Over the course of two sessions, we’ll be covering what’s changed and what you need to know about. The sessions will focus on practical solutions that you can utilise with your business. Each session will last around an hour and will also include an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.

In this first session, our Partner James Tait gives an update on the latest employment status and IR35 developments including the Supreme Court decision on Uber drivers, also looking at the issues involved in getting people back to work after the Covid pandemic and Richard Nicholas a commercial update – including the use of crypto assets, cookie claims and some of the latest case law.

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Our speakers

James Tait

James Tait

Partner

James specialises in contentious employment law, executive removals, re-organisations, restrictive covenants and other post termination issues; familiar with tribunals & the Court of Appeal.

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Richard Nicholas

Richard Nicholas

Partner and Responsible for In House Lawyers

Richard specialises in commercial, IT and outsourcing agreements, complex projects for private and public sector clients, collaboration, distribution & agency contracts, e-commerce and consumer law.

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Blogs

Internal reports and privilege

In University of Dundee v Chakraborty, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether a first draft of a grievance report could retrospectively be deemed to be privileged.

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Blogs

IR35 rules to be scrapped from April 2023

The Chancellor’s recent mini-budget provided a significant announcement for business as it was confirmed that the off-payroll working rules (known as “IR35”) put in place for public and private sector businesses from 2017 and 2021 will be scrapped from April 2023.

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Blogs

Revoking and reforming EU law

The Government has published the Retained EU Revocation and Reform Bill which, if passed, provides for the revocation of all “EU-derived subordinate legislation” (i.e. UK statutory instruments which were introduced to implement EU law) and retained direct EU legislation on 31 December 2023, unless legislation is specifically introduced to save them.

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Legal updates

Government pension's consultation on the reporting of climate change risks

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has published a consultation on proposals to require Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) administering authorities (AAs) in England and Wales to assess, manage and report on climate change risks.

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The opinions expressed on this video are provided for the purposes of general interest and information and should not be relied upon. They contain only summaries of aspects of the subject matter at the time of publishing and do not provide comprehensive statements of the law. They do not constitute legal advice and do not provide a substitute for it. So why not talk to us and seek advice that's tailored to you? You can look up one of our experts on this website or call on 0370 270 6000.

Richard Nicholas

Richard Nicholas

Partner and Responsible for In House Lawyers

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