Study reveals sharp rise in reports of workplace bullying and discrimination

November 25th, 2016

The number of UK workers who have either witnessed or been subjected to workplace discrimination or bullying has grown significantly over the last 14 years, according to a new study, Joelson’s Employment Lawyers in London can report. As many as 35 per cent of UK workers have reported witnessing or being subjected to workplace bullying … Continue reading “Study reveals sharp rise in reports of workplace bullying and discrimination”

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London nightclub to reopen subject to strict licensing agreement

November 24th, 2016

City of London nightclub Fabric has agreed to a strict new licensing deal with Islington Council which will enable it to reopen assuming certain conditions are met. The news follows the famous venue’s appeal against closure earlier this year, which came in relation to the drug-related deaths of two teenage clubbers. Fabric closed its doors … Continue reading “London nightclub to reopen subject to strict licensing agreement”

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Delivery firm faces legal challenge from freelance couriers seeking employment rights

November 23rd, 2016

UK delivery company CitySprint has found itself facing a legal challenge from a group of couriers classed as ‘self-employed’ who wish to be given worker status. The group will take the firm to an employment tribunal in a bid to gain access to workers’ rights, Joelson’s London Employment Solicitors can report. The news, which comes … Continue reading “Delivery firm faces legal challenge from freelance couriers seeking employment rights”

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3D printing likely to drive a need for new IP legislation

November 23rd, 2016

As new technology is introduced into the fashion industry, it is imperative that Intellectual property legislation is adapted as necessary, in response to it. This was reiterated by a group of delegates who met in New York last week to attend an event entitled Robot Couture: The Future of Fashion, Law and Technology. There was … Continue reading “3D printing likely to drive a need for new IP legislation”

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Mortgage costs reach “historic low” in September, says CML

November 18th, 2016

Mortgages are now “more affordable than they have ever been”, a new report by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has said. According to its research, the average homeowner – excluding first-time buyers – spent 17.7 per cent of their monthly income on mortgage repayments in September. By contrast, homeowners spent 23.7 per cent of … Continue reading “Mortgage costs reach “historic low” in September, says CML”

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Government review will take a “close look” at fixed-odds betting terminals

November 18th, 2016

A comprehensive Government review will take a “close look” at fixed-odds betting terminals, following concerns raised by officials that such machines are “causing real and lasting damage” to vulnerable people. The UK Government has already agreed to consider giving Wales the power to ban fixed-odds machines, following a recent amendment to the Wales Bill. Labour … Continue reading “Government review will take a “close look” at fixed-odds betting terminals”

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High Court Judges challenge Government over age discrimination

November 17th, 2016

Six High Court Judges have brought a legal challenge against the Government, claiming that they have been discriminated against by new pension scheme changes, Joelson’s London Employment Lawyers can report. The group, each of whom was appointed to the High Court at a “relatively early age,” believe that auto-enrolment pension changes introduced in April 2015 … Continue reading “High Court Judges challenge Government over age discrimination”

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RICS calls for “radical action” after research reveals gender discrimination fears

November 17th, 2016

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is calling for “radical action” to tackle perceived gender discrimination in the property and building industries, London Employment Lawyers Joelson can report. The calls come after RICS research revealed that 40 per cent of women between the ages of 13 and 22 fear that they would be subjected … Continue reading “RICS calls for “radical action” after research reveals gender discrimination fears”

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American elections lay the ground for trademark battle

November 15th, 2016

The US Presidential elections have dominated headlines for the past week, but the race to the White House has also triggered an intriguing trademark dispute. Los Angeles entrepreneur Mike Lin had picked up on a line used in one of the debates, in which Republican Donald Trump described Hillary Clinton as “a nasty woman.” Quick-thinking … Continue reading “American elections lay the ground for trademark battle”

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Borrowing costs will climb for portfolio landlords, experts predict

November 14th, 2016

Landlords with four or more buy-to-let properties will see their borrowing costs climb next year as new affordability tests come into force, property market experts have said. The tests will replace the current system in which mortgage providers judge buy-to-let loans on the basis of whether an individual property will bring in enough rent to … Continue reading “Borrowing costs will climb for portfolio landlords, experts predict”

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