Author Archives: Claire Tourret

Collyer Bristow announces new partnership with BlueSky

We are excited to share an exciting new partnership between ourselves and an entity founded by Hannah Bradshaw and Sarah Lyons in the parental coaching space, called BlueSky. BlueSky is a bespoke new parental coaching offering specifically designed for (and …

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Menopause will not become a protected characteristic

‘Menopause in the Workplace’ report The government has published its response to the ‘Menopause in the Workplace’ report presented by the cross-party Parliamentary Women and Equalities Committee in July 2022. It has accepted some of the Committee’s recommendations, for example …

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Tuesday to Thursday is the new office routine, data suggests

Analysts from and Visitor Insights examined anonymised phone data from more than 500 UK high streets from 2019 to 2022, a period spanning the coronavirus pandemic and multiple national lockdowns. The study found increased activity in many suburban and …

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Looking at 2023 Employment Litigation Trends

In the upcoming year, employers may encounter legal battles related to the standards within their industries. These challenges, brought forth by unions and advocates, will address topics such as the rights of employees, the status of workers, and whistleblowing. Associate …

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Employers could sue unions under new anti-strike laws

The government is reported to be considering a change in strike laws that would bring in “minimum service level” requirements across six sectors, including health, rail and education. Under the proposed changes, a strike could be deemed unlawful if unions …

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The popularity of funds (Part 2)

Senior Associate Aidan Grant and Billy Matthews of Brown Advisory continue discussing US/UK investment management and in particular some of the opportunities and pitfalls in investing in funds and other collective investments. Run time: 16 minutes

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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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