Author Archives: Christopher Wilsher

Queen Elizabeth II

Collyer Bristow mourns the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and the end of her reign of extraordinary service. Together, we will pay tribute to her legacy as a pillar of strength and inspiration to so many.  

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Parental Responsibility & relocating children following divorce

In the latest edition of STEP Journal Plus, Tanya Roberts and Christina Pippas discuss what Parental Responsibly means in the U.K., the circumstances when Sole Custody is granted, the myths surrounding Sole Custody and the obstacles often faced with relocating once …

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Case update: Holiday entitlement and pay for part-year workers should not be pro-rated

The Working Time Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/1833) (WTRs) entitle workers to take 5.6 weeks’ holiday per year. For a full-time worker on a permanent contract this means that their minimum statutory holiday entitlement is 28 days (inclusive of bank holidays). …

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Can employees stop working when it gets too hot?

Whilst legislation sets a minimum temperature where work can stop, it will surprise many to find that there is no upper limit, says Daniel Zona in the Employment team. “Health and safety legislation sets out a minimum temperature of 16 …

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Collyer Bristow promotes Dan McCarron to Partner in its latest promotion round

Collyer Bristow has announced the promotion of Dan McCarron to Partner in the Real Estate department. Dan’s promotion was effective from 1 June 2022. Dan has been made up to Partner in the Commercial real estate team. He has broad …

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AI in Financial Services: Update on best practice for firms

Artificial intelligence (“AI”) has become increasingly crucial for UK firms due to the digital transformation of financial service providers in recent years. Our previous article examined the divergence between the UK and EU in AI regulation. In doing so, we …

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Collyer Bristow continues growth with Commercial Litigation Partner hire

Collyer Bristow has appointed David Vaughan as a Partner in the Dispute Resolution department. David joins the firm from Shakespeare Martineau, where he was also Head of the London Office. His appointment at Collyer Bristow is effective as of 3 …

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Does the call for a ‘rapid return’ to in-person office working reflect a wider UK economic trend?

Jacob Rees-Mogg, minister for government efficiency, has called for all civil servants to make a ‘rapid return’ to in-person office working. How far does this call reflect a wider trend across the UK economy? The minister’s comments, according to reports, …

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Criminal sanctions for breaking COVID lockdown rules – employment law update

The Metropolitan Police has today announced that Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, amongst others, have received fixed penalty notices (FPNs) in relation to breaking of Covid-19 lockdown rules by attending a party. It had …

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Remote arbitration hearings

Video links have, of course, been used in international arbitration hearings for many years, for instance, to take the evidence of witnesses or experts. The Covid pandemic has brought about a major change in that many arbitration hearings are either …

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