The joint committee on the draft Protection of Charities Bill published its report on Wednesday 25 February 2015.
Social media cases are often newsworthy, particularly where the conduct of individuals occurs outside work on their own personal social media accounts. A review of the reported cases highlights the extent to which, in certain circumstances, Tribunals are willing to find in favour of an employee. Central to any Tribunal’s decision making will be the extent to which an employer implemented and communicated a social media policy, whether a fair disciplinary process was followed, and whether the employer had carried out an assessment of the potential damage caused to it by an employee’s comments.
In the case of Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd, the employment tribunal has confirmed that UK domestic legislation can be interpreted so as to require employers to take commission payments into account when calculating a worker’s holiday pay i.e. in line with an earlier ECJ judgment in the case.
BWB's Ashley Fleming has won a four-year battle for a Canadian victim of domestic violence to remain in the UK, following the breakdown of her relationship with an EU citizen.
The Law Commission has published its long awaited consultation on certain technical aspects of charity law.
Next week the BWB Briefing takes a pre-Easter break. Our next Briefing will be sent out the week after Easter.
The definition of personal data is a vexing issue for data controllers and recent judgments in the UK and Europe do little to clarify it. Mark Scodie and Andrew Wheelhouse find that the definition of personal data is dependent on the individual circumstances of a case.
Six BWB solicitors have been selected to appear in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom©.
Updates have been announced for Entrepreneur's Relief, EIS and R&D tax credits in the latest Budget.
Daniel Penman examines two recent employment cases in detail: Elys v Marks and Spencer and others and Rabess v London Fire Emergency Planning Authority
Yesterday's Budget contained some interesting points for those keeping a watchful eye on developments in Social Investment Tax Relief and Social Venture Capital Trusts.
The Stephen Lloyd Awards is seeking ideas and projects that can lead to practical, sustainable social change. The awards committee is particularly interested in supporting ideas that address social problems at a systemic level. If you would like to apply, please click here.
Our latest Public & Regulatory update covers the general power of competence, personal data changes, the new procurement rules, judicial review reforms, and the basics of non-party election campaigning.
Much debate and controversy has surrounded the new rules governing non-party campaigning. With these changes now implemented and the general election approaching, BWB’s Simon Steeden explains the new rules and considers their impact on faith-based organisations and churches.
BWB’s Jim Clifford and Dr Richard Hazenberg of the University of Northampton have prepared a policy paper on social impact measurement for E3M.
BWB's Media Disputes team acted for the Sunday Times and its journalists in their largely successful appeal in the Cruddas’ cash for access case.
Melanie Carter explains the key issues relating to the Audit Commission replacement service - Local Government Lawyer >
Melanie Carter, Partner and Head of BWB's Public and Regulatory team, discusses the issues surrounding how local governments are run. This is following the abolition of the Audit Commission, taking place in a couple of weeks.
Lawrie Simanowitz quoted on proposed charity status of journalistic organisations - The Journalist >
BWB's Lawrie Simanowitz has been quoted in an article in Journalism magazine. The article examines the question of journalistic organisations seeking charitable status.
Oliver Hunt, Solicitor in the charity and social enterprise team at Bates Wells Braithwaite, examines the role Community Interest Companies play in shaping the direction of sports clubs.