Author Archives: Darren Butt

Can you compel your staff to get fully vaccinated and return to work?

Introduction In July, all UK adults had been offered at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and this month they will have been offered both doses. Many organisations are keen to have their workforce physically return with some considering …

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The aviation industry in 2021 and beyond – Recovery, restructuring and disputes

As airlines and the network of businesses linked to the airline industry continue to struggle with the effects of the pandemic, Collyer Bristow’s aviation litigation expert Simon de Broise is joined by his colleague Ryan Lynch, a specialist in insolvency …

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Artificial Intelligence and the Workplace

Background As technology continues to develop, many businesses have deployed artificial intelligence (AI) software to assist in various areas such as recruitment, training, employee monitoring, disciplinary processes, and dismissals. As UK legislation is playing catch-up with the technological developments, there …

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Reminder of further changes to the Furlough scheme

Further to our update last month on the winding down of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) , employers should be aware that from 1 August 2021, they will be required to make an increased contribution towards furlough pay. In …

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What are the limits on video surveillance in the workplace?

The former Health Secretary was caught on CCTV in the Department of Health allegedly having an affair with an aide in June of this year. This scandal surrounding Matt Hancock should re-emphasise the importance of employees keeping their private lives …

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Supply Pain: Who is responsible for delays on luxury resi projects?

In high-value luxury developments and refurbishments where materials are often sourced internationally from exotic suppliers, there is often little flexibility available to contractors who are required to procure those materials under the terms of their building contract. Any hold up …

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FCA extends date of Temporary Registration Regime for existing crypto-asset businesses: next steps

The FCA further explained that while security tokens are investments for the purposes of the Financial Services and Markets Act Regulated Activities Order 2001, as amended, (RAO), this would not always be the case for utility tokens and would not …

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Never mind the ********. Here’s the lawyers

Whilst band disputes in the music industry are nothing new (and almost guaranteed!) the legal battle amongst members of the Sex Pistols in the High Court in London is a highly unusual one. It concerns the licensing of some of …

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Lessons for banks from subprime lender Amigo’s woes

Banks will need to carefully consider the implications of the UK high court’s May 24 decision to reject a scheme of arrangement proposed by British subprime lender Amigo Loans, on the grounds that the proposed scheme to deal with complaints …

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Complying with data laws when engaging with freelancers

With the gig economy’s rapid expansion, the implications of engaging freelancers have become a regular news item – from the Supreme Court’s recent ruling regarding Uber’s classification of its workforce to the government’s support for businesses reliant on independent consultants …

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