The number of employees on long term sickness absence, and the willingness of many GPs to simply sign employees off sick, is a cause of great concern to employers. The replacement of sick notes with fit notes does not appear to have improved the situation.
With rising property prices forcing more estates to be caught by inheritance tax payments, Jamie Huard and Matthew James take a brief look at some of the issues that often arise with a gift of property in a Will.
In the upper house of the Lords, three amendments to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill are carried, although the defeat of a fourth means it would be harder for less well-financed charities to bring judicial reviews.
The government’s controversial plans for reforming judicial review suffered a setback this week. The House of Lords has just passed several very significant amendments to the draft legislation.
Holly Terry and Philip Trott: Immigration lawyers must stay up to date as politicians debate – Lawyer 2B >
Holly Terry and Philip Trott discuss the legal framework for immigration law practitioners in the Lawyer 2B.
Daniel Penman looks at upcoming and recent changes in legislation relating to employment.
Daniel Penman explores three recent employment cases.
Philip Trott quoted in London Evening Standard: top advisers for ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWI) >
London Evening Standard lists Philip Trott as the go-to immigration lawyer if you are denied entry at Britain’s borders.
The BWB Education team regularly host roundtable lunches on topical matters for our BWB Education Forum.
In the recent case of A v B, Paul Seath represented the successful respondent, B, and explores what we can learn from the outcome.
At their recent annual conferences, each of the main political parties laid down some key proposals in relation to changes to the current law. Whilst some of the proposals were predictably divergent, there was a degree of overlap, particularly on the ever contentious issue of exclusive zero-hours contracts.
Peter Bennett reveals how he is evolving the risk management system which saved his firm £3m in PII premiums.
Actors denied minimum wage for not meeting 'worker' classification.
Philip Kirkpatrick is quoted in The Times on how charitable foundations are a tax-efficient way for companies to be philanthropic.
There are approximately 850,000 charity trustees in England and Wales. Hannah Morphet explains what their duties are.
Stephen Lloyd’s Memorial Service will take place on Wednesday 21 January. See today’s Briefing for more details.
Next week the BWB Briefing takes a break – we will return the week beginning 3rd November.
Following a statement from Monica Oriol, Chairwoman of Spanish multinational company, Seguriber-Umano
Fixed-term contracts sound simple, but Sarah Bull finds that a number of issues can arise.
The new flexible working regime raises many important questions, which Anna Worthington provides the answers to.
The timing of an employee's self-elected termination can affect its status as a constructive dismissal - Louise Rea >
The point at which an employee chooses to terminate their employment, as well as their conduct around the termination, can have a crucial impact on whether the resignation will be held to be a constructive dismissal.