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Employment Insight: A new Bill of Rights and Responsibilities - Should employers be concerned? >

One of the most talked about Conservative policies since the election is the proposed repeal of the Human Rights Act and its replacement with a British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. This is not a comment about the rights and wrongs of that policy, or the constitutional mechanics behind it, but about the impact of this proposed change on employment law.

Posted on 22 May 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

Charity and Social Enterprise Update Summer 2015 >

The latest edition of BWB's Charity and Social Enterprise update covers the latest developments at the Charity Commission, the draft Protection of Charities Bill, the consequences for charities of the Consumer Rights Act 2015, the stance of HMRC on tax breaks for overseas charities, and much more.

Posted on 15 May 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

What is on the new government's justice agenda? >

Following last week’s general election, Michael Gove, the former Education Secretary, has been appointed Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor. He will have a key role in implementing the Conservative Party’s manifesto promises on justice and human rights.

Posted on 12 May 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

Employment Insight: Trouble and strife - Dealing with concurrent disciplinary and grievance proceedings >

The votes are nearly all in, and undoubtedly talk of the new government will dominate the news pages for the coming days and weeks. The following article will hopefully serve as a brief distraction from the election, and deals with a particularly thorny employee relations issue – what should employers do when an individual raises a grievance during the course of disciplinary proceedings against them?

Posted on 08 May 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

Employment Update - Spring 2015 >

Our latest Employment update covers the immigration implications for businesses or organisations in corporate transactions, the remedy of of interim relief, the impact of of the introduction of pre-termination negotiations, as well as our regular roundups and other topical employment issues.

 

Posted on 06 May 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

Doing God’s work – a clergyman without a contract is not a “worker” >

Passing judgment in Sharpe v The Bishop of Worcester, the Court of Appeal has ruled that Reverend Sharpe, a rector, held his position under terms defined by statute, and that there was therefore no need to imply a contract into the relationship between the reverend and the Bishop. Accordingly he could be neither a worker nor an employee, so he has no statutory protection from dismissal or detriment in relation to whistleblowing.

Posted on 01 May 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing 28 April - For Charities and Social Enterprise >

Want a refresher on key charity law issues? Come to the BWB/DSC Annual Charity Law Conference on 14 May.

Whether you are a newcomer to charity law, a trustee or chair, or an in-house charity lawyer, these sessions will guide you through all the key areas, from employment, to regulatory requirements, and tax and VAT. Click here to view the full list of workshops.

A 15% discount is now available for BWB clients. Book here quoting the code “bwb15”.

Posted on 28 Apr 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

Employment Insight: Generation Flex - Millennials at Work >

Apart from death and taxes, perhaps the next most certain thing in life is that each new generation is considered by its parents to be more slothful, more wasteful and more selfish than its predecessors. With Generation Y, or millennials, the young people born roughly between 1985 and 1995 and now embarking on their careers, this is more pronounced than ever before, with Time magazine last year running a front page entitled “The Me Me Me Generation: millennials are lazy, entitled narcissists who still live with their parents.”

Posted on 24 Apr 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing 22 April - For Charities and Social Enterprise >

BWB Partner Simon Steeden has recently been appointed by the Cabinet Office to advise Lord Hodgson’s statutory review of the non-party campaigning rules under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000, as amended by the “Lobbying Act”. Simon will advise the review alongside Helen Mountfield QC of Matrix Chambers, taking account of his extensive experience of advising clients on political campaigning and election law.

A 15% discount is now available for BWB clients booking on the DSC/BWB Annual Charity Law Conference on 14 May. Book here quoting the code “bwb15”.

Posted on 22 Apr 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing 15 April - For Charities and Social Enterprise >

Got a view about what the Charity Commission’s priorities should be? Then book your place at the DSC/BWB Annual Charity Law Conference and take part in the plenary debate. It’s your chance to put your view to our panel which includes Paula Sussex, Chief Executive of the Charity Commission. For more details see here.

This week’s Briefing is shorter than usual - with the beginning of the pre-election period, there have been very few announcements from Government departments.

Posted on 15 Apr 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >