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Employment Law Update

Welcome to our latest newsletter featuring articles on Uber and the gig economy, changes to IR35 legislation and Brexit

February 2021
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Below are some of Rollits' most recent legal articles.

These pages provide direct links to the website profiles of the article authors where appropriate.

Copy-caterpillar or not?

M&S launch legal action against Aldi over popular “Colin The Caterpillar” cake

April 2021
Buying a property at auction

Things to consider when buying a property at auction ... before the hammer falls!

March 2021
Uber and the gig economy

Vulnerable workers must be protected

March 2021
Ban on Residential Evictions, and 6 month notice periods, extended

Recent Government press release announces that the ban on residential evictions in England will be extended until “at least 31 May 2021”

March 2021
And now, the end is near (maybe) ...

Forfeiture moratorium extended yet again, this time until end of June 2021

March 2021
Why the detail always matters …

Family law, and when the consequences of misunderstandings can be costly

February 2021
Interim Maintenance Provision in lockdown - amongst other things ...

Recent High Court case serves as a reminder that both parties to a marriage can seek spousal maintenance

February 2021
A Valentine’s Gift for Tenants: Ban on Evictions Extended, again.

Government announces ban on the eviction of tenants from residential properties extended by another 6 weeks.

February 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine and Health & Welfare Lasting Powers of Attorney

The decision of E (Vaccine) [2021]

February 2021
Motor Finance - New Financial Conduct Authority Guidance

Financial Conduct Authority’s new rules introduced on 28 January 2021

January 2021
Covid 19 - The Supreme Court clarification gives hope to Insurance Policy Holders

Supreme Court, under the Financial Markets Test Case Scheme, delivers judgement of a case brought by the Financial Conduct Authority on behalf of policyholders

January 2021
Charity Inquiry: Lessons learned for Trustees

Charity Commission publishes its inquiry into the Kenya Community Support Network

January 2021
Trustee Conflicts of Interest

The Charity Commission has recently published a decision in relation to an inquiry into Combined Funds Limited.

January 2021
Further Extension for Meetings for Corporate Charities

Temporary legislation extended for corporate bodies holding their AGMs between 26 March 2020 and 30 December 2020

January 2021
Forfeiture moratorium extended

And on it goes…forfeiture moratorium extended until end of March 2021

December 2020
Ecocide

75 years after the Nuremberg Trials, a new international crime of “Ecocide”?

December 2020
IP Post Brexit

Beware - key points to be aware of around intellectual property rights following the end of the EU transition period

November 2020
Rights of way

What can landowners do to protect themselves from Right of Way claims?

November 2020
Furlough Job Retention Scheme extended to March 2021

Further details of the extended scheme announced by Rishi Sunak

November 2020
AGMs - CIGA 2020 Temporary Provisions

New Regulations extend the period in which companies and “other qualifying bodies” can hold meetings under CIGA 2020

November 2020
Government extends the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

HM Treasury announces extension of CJRS to 30 November 2020

November 2020
It’s Neigh laughing matter!

Donkey Riding Held to be a Material Change of Use

October 2020
Schrems II: Time to re-assess overseas data transfers

Who, or what, is Schrems II?

October 2020
Business Interruption Insurance litigation

Final clarity still awaited in as insurers may yet appeal to the Supreme Court

October 2020
Ag Tags - A Reminder

How do you remove an ag tag? (also known as agricultural occupancy conditions and agricultural ties)

October 2020
Stamp Duty Land Tax and multiple dwellings relief

What is multiple dwellings relief and when is it available?

September 2020
New Job Support Scheme to provide ongoing support for employers

New government JSS designed to protect viable jobs as employers continue to battle the impact of Covid

September 2020
Making a Will should be top of the ‘To Do’ list, not the bottom.

Even if your wishes are really simple making a Will is still really important.

September 2020
It’s alive!

New Practice Direction 55C introduced to Civil Procedure Rules 1998 to provide for temporary modification of Part 55 between September 2020 and March 2021

September 2020
T-minus 45 days

The end of the furlough scheme may mean the start of collective consultation for some

September 2020
Time’s up?

Measures to protect Tenant’s from the impact of Covid-19 due to expire

September 2020
What is it with Great Crested Newts?

Planning system to change bringing a radical new approach to how the government proposes to protect and encourage biodiversity

August 2020
Supreme Court Judgment on Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

Supreme Court issues Judgment in relation to the CIFF charity law case

August 2020
Biodiversity Net Gain and the Environment Bill. Where we are now?

Environment Bill reaches the stage of the Public Bill Committee, scheduled to report by Tuesday 29 September 2020

August 2020
Covid-19 Update: Changes to Companies House filing requirements

Updated guidance from Companies House and further temporary changes to filing requirements announced

July 2020
CJRS and flexible furlough

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and flexible furlough from July 1

June 2020
Family Businesses and divorce

Recent case underlines the dire consequences of losing perspective, sense and reason when litigating family disputes.

June 2020
Suspension on enforcement action against Commercial Tenants extended

Current freeze on enforcement action against commercial tenants extended until 30 September 2020

June 2020
Infrastructure Agreements - Some Practical Considerations

Important factors to be considered before an infrastructure or statutory agreement is completed

June 2020
No fault? No problem!

Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill passed at a second reading by MPs in the House of Commons on Monday 8 June

June 2020
Changes to Companies House striking off policies and late filing penalties

Covid-19 Update: Companies House updates guidance for companies in light of the current pandemic situation.

June 2020
Freeze on possession actions extended until 24 August 2020

Government extend deadline to prevent Landlords from taking steps to remove Tenants from their property.

June 2020
CIL Notices - Some Pitfalls to Avoid

Strict and inflexible CIL regime punishes cases where the correct procedure has not been followed

June 2020
Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme announced to take effect over the next few months

June 2020
Family cases in the future

As we begin to emerge from the lockdown how will family cases be dealt with going forwards.

June 2020
Capacity and the ‘Golden Rule’

Why it is important to understand a solicitor’s role in preparing Wills

May 2020
Government urges businesses to behave responsibly

Cabinet Office issues Procurement Policy Note providing information and guidance in relation to the payment of their suppliers

May 2020
“Covid Secure” Workplace

Every employer has a broad legal obligation to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of its employees.

May 2020
A crucial time to assess workplace risks

Assessing risks and communicating necessary precautions to the workforce will be critical to aid return to work post lockdown

May 2020
Planning Considerations for Property and Corporate Transactions

When purchasing a property or a company with one or more property assets, don’t overlook the planning history of the property

April 2020
Annual General Meetings

Charity Commission issues guidance for charity trustees around postponement or cancellation of AGMs

April 2020
Charity Commission’s Guidance on use of Reserves

Charity Commission has confirms use of reserves to help charities cope with Covid-19 situation

April 2020
Government Pledges Charity Support

Government Pledges £760 Million Support for Charities during Covid-19

April 2020
Restrictions on Winding Up Petitions edges closer

Confirmation that Government is to introduce legislationto address aggressive debt recovery action being taken by Landlords for rent collection

April 2020
Possession Actions and the Coronavirus

Unintended protection removed from trespassers

April 2020
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Below are some of Rollits' most recent media releases.

These pages provide direct links to the website profiles of the lawyers mentioned in relation to each release where appropriate.

Rollits welcomes planning law specialist

Senior planning lawyer joins Rollits' experienced Planning & Development team

April 2021
Family Mediators Welcome Government Voucher Scheme

Government to invest £1m in family mediation to support families to resolve issues relating to children.

April 2021
Rollits Donate Hull City Membership Points to Tigers Trust to Enable Football Deliveries to Local Children

Our donation enables Tigers Trust to gift footballs to local children in Hull and East Riding

April 2021
Rollits welcomes new recruits

Rollits welcomes new trainees and revives work experience programme

March 2021
Rollits announces two new appointments

Next step on their career journeys for Harriet and Millie

February 2021
Rollits at the forefront of technology for 180 years

Firm is marking its 180th anniversary by renewing a commitment to harness technology to drive future growth

January 2021
Recognition for Rollits in renowned legal guide

Rollits has been awarded a second series of professional accolades following publication of the latest Chambers UK rankings.

November 2020
Law firm recognised by clients and peers in Legal 500

Law firm recognised by clients and peers in Legal 500

October 2020
Rollits expands employment team with new solicitor appointment

Newly qualified solicitor recruited into Rollits' highly regarded and growing employment team.

September 2020
Breaking News! Moratorium on forfeiture action on the basis of Rent Arrears extended

Moratorium on forfeiture action on the basis of Rent Arrears extended until the end of 2020s

September 2020
Rollits appoints new trainee solicitor

Former Longcroft School pupil joins Rollits as a Trainee Solicitor

September 2020
Rollits Associate steps up with qualification

Suzgo Kaluluma qualifies as a member of STEP

July 2020
Employment webinar will respond to rising number of redundancy questions

Webinar looks at issues including the requirement to consult, redundancy pools, redundancy payments and appeals.

June 2020
Rollits collaborates with charity to promote wellbeing under lockdown

Technology helps the firm to collaborate with local mental health charity to work together on wellbeing in the workplace.

June 2020
Rollits launches Business Response Team to help organisations emerge from current pandemic crisis

Dedicated support team created to lead businesses to recovery from the impact of the coronavirus.

June 2020
Rollits rewards four of its team with promotions

Rollits has announced a series of promotions of specialists working across a range of the firm’s legal services.

May 2020
Rollits advises on update to guidance on coronavirus in the workplace

Employers advised to be aware of Government guidance on illness and death of employees linked with exposure to coronavirus in the workplace.

April 2020
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Rollits organises seminars and events throughout the year. Limited places are available for people wishing to attend and are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please note that we reserve the right not to send seminar information to any person or accept any booking

Webinar: I know what you bought at the weekend!

A webinar to look at the ins and outs of data online and how businesses can make the most of it.

07 June 2021
Employment Webinar: Flexible working practices

A webinar to explore the legal approach to flexible working requests, the types of arrangements that are commonly used & give practical tips on implementing flexible working practices.

08 June 2021
Rollits Charity Golf Day 2021

Our Charity Golf Day in aid of Dove House and Muscular Dystrophy UK is back for 2021!

01 July 2021
To all aspiring lawyers out there ...

Trainee Solicitor Lily Dobson reflects on her journey to become a qualified solicitor

February 2021
All experience is good experience!

Enisha Ali looks back at her career journey to date - from property sales negotiator and waitress to trainee solicitor!

February 2021
From Biomedical Sciences to Law ...

Newly qualified solicitor Harriet Kingston explains how a career in law first caught her attention.

February 2021
Where it all starts …

New recruit Millie Bird describes her career journey so far ...

February 2021
From a Trainee to Partner

Partner Chris Drinkall reflects on the last 17 years of his career in the law!

February 2021
My Career in Law

Alison Benson looks back at the rather unconventional start to her legal career!

February 2021
New Shared Ownership Scheme - A good idea?

Douglas Oliver looks at the new Government proposals to change the Shared Ownership regime to make it more buyer-friendly

January 2021
Another year, another lockdown, another extension to the ban on evictions of Residential Tenants

Chris Drinkall reviews the Government's updated Guidance for Landlords and Tenants in the private and social housing sector

January 2021
Lasting Powers of Attorney are not just for the retired!

Emma Fawke dispels the myth that LPAs are just for the elderly

September 2020
The History of Rollits

How the firm has developed and changed over the last 180 years

September 2020
In the Spotlight - Abbie Bielby

Find out what's Abbie's most treasured possession

September 2020
In the Spotlight - Lucy Trynka

What is the best piece of advice Lucy has received so far in her career?

September 2020
Necessity is the mother of invention

Douglas Oliver muses over the need for companies to change and adapt in times of adversity

June 2020
Ancient & Modern

Andrew Digwood reflects on the opportunities for the growing tech / innovation sector in York

June 2020
Speaking of collaboration

The lost art of speaking, just pick up the phone!

May 2020
In the Spotlight - Sophie Wheeldon

What is the best piece of advice Sophie has received so far in her career?

May 2020
In the Spotlight - Donna Ashbridge

Guess what’s Donna’s favourite film?

May 2020
In the Spotlight - Gareth Orriss

Find out what's Gareth's most treasured possession

May 2020
In the Spotlight - Emma Fawke

What is Emma's favourite holiday destination?

May 2020