Author Archives: Christopher Wilsher

Collyer Bristow named as a leading firm in Legal 500 2022

Collyer Bristow is delighted to have been ranked in the latest 2022 edition of Legal 500 UK. Used as a reference guide by millions of people each year, the Legal 500 provides up-to-date information on law firms and lawyers from …

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New mother awarded £185,000 after employer refused flexible working

A new mother who had a her request for flexible working refused was reportedly awarded £185,000 by the Employment Tribunal. Estate agent Alice Thompson went on maternity leave in 2018, on her return to the workplace in 2019 she requested …

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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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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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Republic of Mozambique v Credit Suisse – bribery claims proceed by way of arbitration

The decision of the Court of Appeal in Republic of Mozambique v Credit Suisse International and others [2021] EWCA Civ 329 reaffirms the arbitration-friendly approach taken by the English courts and the mandatory nature of stays of court proceedings under …

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How can Employers avoid conflict and potential discrimination claims when workplace social distancing rules are eased?

The Government is expected to announce this week that employers will no longer need to follow social distancing guidelines, including the wearing of facemasks in the workplace and the requirement to work from home. Employers will be need to adopt …

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Financial Services webinar: Whistleblowing, sanctions regimes and launching a digital currency

Join members of our financial services team for this webinar discussing some of the latest issues in the industry. Whistleblowing – a new approach? Employment Partner Andrew Granger provides an update and overview following the FCA’s recently launched “In confidence, …

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Online financial scams: Google to vet advertisers following FCA threats

There is no doubt that the pandemic has boosted the amount of time that consumers spend online and, in turn, online scammers have ramped up their fraudulent advertising particularly on social media and search engine platforms. This advertising led the …

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Cryptocurrency exchange Binance banned from operating in the U.K. by FCA

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has been banned from operating in the U.K. by the Financial Conduct Authority, in the latest sign of a growing crackdown on the crypto market around the world. The FCA said  that Binance Markets Limited, the U.K. …

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Furlough changes from 1 July 2021: A REMINDER

Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), employers who have furloughed employees can currently claim 80% of employees’ wages (up to a cap of £2,500 per employee per month) from the government. Some employers may choose to top up employees’ …

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