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17 February 2020 Developments overlooking other land are not a nuisance

Developers received welcome confirmation from the Court of Appeal this month that ‘overlooking’ (providing a view into another’s property) does not constitute a nuisance or invasion of privacy.

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3 February 2020 Do you collect personal data from children, whether deliberately or by accident? If so you’d better read this…

If you provide goods or services online that might be of interest to children then you’re going to want to go through the ICO’s “Age Appropriate Design Code of Practice” - a code requiring minimum standards of any online service aimed (or which is likely to interest) children.

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23 January 2020 EHRC harassment guidance

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has issued technical guidance this month on Sexual harassment and harassment at work.

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12 December 2019 Supreme Court provides comfort to public authorities facing village green applications

In a lengthy majority judgment accompanied by two powerful dissenting opinions, the Supreme Court found yesterday that land acquired and held for statutory purposes cannot be registered as a village green where that registration is incompatible with the statutory purpose for which it is held.

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19 November 2019 Equal pay and the material factor defence

Equal pay claims, once the arena for public sector organisations only, have been spreading into the private sector over the last few years.

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11 November 2019 Legal fees for advising on settlement agreements

When entering into a settlement agreement, it is a requirement for the employee to get independent legal advice on the terms and effect of the agreement.

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4 November 2019 A brief update on probate

A new online system for probate applications was introduced in early October 2019, which will allow us to process and track applications for grants of probate online.

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4 November 2019 The Commons Treasury Committee has published its report on business rates. Are changes on the horizon?

The Treasury Committee has just published its report on its inquiry into the administration of business rates in England and, at first glance, it could be the catalyst to drive the change that many businesses have been calling for.

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1 November 2019 IR35 and the Issue of Control

The Upper Tribunal (UT) has considered the issue of control in the case of Christa Ackroyd Media Ltd –v- The Commissioners for HMRC and has upheld the decision of the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) that IR35 applied.

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27 September 2019 Vegetarianism is not a philosophical belief under the Equality Act 2010

In its Judgment earlier this month, the Tribunal considered whether vegetarianism is capable of being a philosophical belief capable of protection under the Equality Act 2010.

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