Author Archives: Christopher Wilsher

Royal Mail cybersecurity incident a reminder of the international reach of the UK GDPR

Royal Mail (part of International Distributions Services Plc)  announced yesterday afternoon that a cybersecurity incident had caused ‘severe disruption’ to its international export services, leaving it incapable of despatching items to destinations outside of the United Kingdom. According to BBC …

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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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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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Collyer Bristow has moved

After 250 years in Holborn, followed by a temporary stop in Knightsbridge, we are delighted to announce the opening of our new offices in the heart of the City of London. Our address for all correspondence, and for service, is: …

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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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