Monthly Archives: August 2021

Workplace Covid Testing and Mask-wearing

Background Due to the disruption of the pandemic, employers are considering a variety of ways to minimise the risk of employees contracting Covid-19 to protect their business. Since 19 July, all restrictions have been dropped by the Government making it …

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Partner Janine Alexander appointed to Business Banking Resolution Service SME Liaison Panel

We are proud to announce that Janine Alexander has been appointed to the SME Panel, having been nominated by the Chair of the SME Liaison Panel and approved by the BBRS’ Board. As a transparent and independent advisory body to …

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Those Two Certain Things – Death and Taxes

In this podcast series from Collyer Bristow, Senior Associate Aidan Grant, from our Tax and Estate Planning team, welcomes a variety of guest speakers to discuss UK tax matters and more, all with a US flavour. In this latest episode …

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Equal Pay – Are there any risks in achieving parity?

The gender pay gap flags the disparity between men and women’s remuneration in the same workplace. Since 1997, the Office for National Statistics has monitored the difference between men and women’s average pay and in 2017 the Gender Pay Gap …

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How a philanthropic programme can be bisected such that each party can pursue their own independent path depends significantly on the form of that programme; at its most complex, it involves a close investigation of UK charity and trust law …

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Oatly loses trademark battle over oat milk name

Plant milk manufacturer, Oatly, recently brought legal action against Glebe Farm Foods, claiming its product PureOaty took “unfair advantage” of their own drink. The High Court  ruled in favour of the farm saying there was no “risk of injury to …

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Avoiding flashpoints in returning to the workplace

Daniel Zona, an Employment lawyer with Collyer Bristow, gives his views on how employers can avoid conflict and potential discrimination claims now that workplace social distancing rules have been eased. Running time: 6 mins

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Artificial Intelligence and the Workplace

Background As technology continues to develop, many businesses have deployed artificial intelligence (AI) software to assist in various areas such as recruitment, training, employee monitoring, disciplinary processes, and dismissals. As UK legislation is playing catch-up with the technological developments, there …

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