Monthly Archives: December 2022

Ms R Jandu v Marks and Spencer: Dyslexic shop worker discriminated against

The case serves as a cautionary tale for employers approaching a redundancy exercise and highlights the pitfalls that even large employers may fall into when seeking to dismiss employees. Ms Jandu, who is dyslexic, had worked for the well-known retailer …

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Celebrating 100 years of women in law

This Sunday 18 December marks the centenary since the first woman qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales. On this date in 1922, Carrie Morrison was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors by the Law Society. This, just nine …

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Government publishes new minimum wage rates and family friendly pay rates for April 2023

In so doing, the government has accepted in full the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission to ensure the NLW remains on track to reach the Government’s target of two-thirds of median earnings by 2024. The new rates are as …

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Renegotiating ex-spousal maintenance support amid cost of living crisis

Up. Up. Up. Utility bills, mortgages and tax. Everything up. Everything except many people’s net incomes, which, if they are rising, are certainly not keeping pace with runaway headline inflation rates. This presents a very specific problem for those who …

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Employees to be able to request flexible working from day one

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (“BEIS”) has recently published the Government’s response to its flexible working consultation. The response confirms that employees will gain the right to request flexible working from the first day of their employment. …

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Financial Services Update Seminar

Please join Collyer Bristow’s Financial Services team for an in-person breakfast seminar to discuss the latest in the sector, including claims that may arise from the FTX bankruptcy, regulatory reform and the recovery of cryptoassets. Robin Henry, Partner and Head …

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B Corp Certification: How to demonstrate your company’s ESG credentials

In recent years, demonstrating a commitment to Environmental and Social Governance (“ESG”) has become central to the ability of companies to maintain customer engagement and potentially attract investment. However, due to the lack of consensus regarding ESG, many companies have …

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Festive season opening

We are open as usual up to and including Friday 23 December and, after the festive period, we will reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2023. On behalf of everyone at Collyer Bristow we wish you an enjoyable festive season and …

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COURT OF APPEAL JUDGMENT BRINGS LANDMARK HICBC CHILD BENEFIT CASE TO A SUCCESSFUL CLOSE

The Court of Appeal (Lords Justices Newey, Baker, and Arnold) has today handed down its judgment in HMRC’s appeal in the leading HICBC case (HMRC -v- Wilkes). The Court unanimously rejected every one of HMRC’s arguments, and upheld the Upper …

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If redundancy looms, do it right

With the UK economy now officially in recession, one the Bank of England predicts to be the deepest for more than 100 years, redundancies in the real estate sector are expected in the coming months. To avoid falling into the …

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