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In-house lawyers forum

11 June 2021

This online event took place on 10 June 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a nagging feeling that maybe you’ve not been keeping on top of all of this stuff and that maybe your advice might be out of date.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. Catch up on the second of two sessions, where we covered what’s changed and what you need to know about. This session focused on practical solutions that you can utilise with your business.

In this second session, our Partner Sophie Ashcroft gave an update on damages and commercial disputes and Nick Smee covered the route to net-zero – how the sustainability agenda and the need to innovate will impact who you contract with, and how.

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In house lawyers

Our speakers

Sophie Ashcroft

Sophie Ashcroft

Commercial and Technology Disputes Partner

Sophie specialises in dispute resolution. She advises on a wide variety of contractual disputes, and has particular expertise in those arising from complex IT projects, digital transformation, outsourcing and managed services.

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Nick Smee

Nick Smee

Partner

Nick has acted on a series of high-profile trade mark and patent disputes and also advises on complex IP transactions, and advises clients in a range of different sectors including retail and leisure, food and drink, tech, construction and automotive.

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Focus on...

Blogs

“Red Tape” Reform and No-Fault Dismissals

The Government has announced a change to the categorisation of “small” businesses to reduce the amount of regulatory compliance (or “red tape”) required. Currently, SMEs (those with fewer than 250 employees) are exempt from certain regulations – such as the obligation to comply with gender pay reporting. With effect from 3 October, these exemptions will be widened to apply to businesses with fewer than 500 employees.

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Press releases

Browne Jacobson appoints its first Non-Executive to Chair to support its corporate sector strategy board

Law firm Browne Jacobson has appointed leading General Counsel (GC), Anneliese Reinhold as the first Non-Executive Chair of its corporate sectoral strategy board, the first of several sector-driven appointments.

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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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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.

Sophie Ashcroft

Sophie Ashcroft

Commercial and Technology Disputes Partner

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