Solicitors climb to new heights in Broadgate Tower charity challenge

May 17th, 2018

A team of solicitors and support staff from leading London law firm, Joelson, have managed to raise more than £1,000 for Trekstock – the firm’s chosen charity of the year. Nine of the firm’s team tackled the 35 floors of the Broadgate Tower in record time for the charity, which supports people in their 20s … Continue reading “Solicitors climb to new heights in Broadgate Tower charity challenge”

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Joelson promotes a raft of female solicitors to Senior Associate positions

May 11th, 2018

Four talented solicitors at London law firm Joelson have been promoted to the position of Senior Associate having demonstrated their commitment to providing clients with high-quality advice and support. Lawyers Jessica Howard, Reema Jethwa, Neelam Patel and Rebecca Thomas have all risen up the ranks at the firm where they have assisted in the complex … Continue reading “Joelson promotes a raft of female solicitors to Senior Associate positions”

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Joelson to support and judge LatAm Edge Awards for second year in a row

May 10th, 2018

Joelson, one of London’s leading law firms, has announced that it will once again be supporting the LatAm Edge Awards. The annual competition offers innovative Latin American tech companies – with revenues or investments of more than $1 million (US) per year – the chance to pitch in London to a panel of experts in … Continue reading “Joelson to support and judge LatAm Edge Awards for second year in a row”

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Joelson promotes senior female solicitor to Managing Partner

May 9th, 2018

London law firm Joelson has announced that it has promoted Philippa Sturt to the position of Managing Partner. As an experienced Corporate and Commercial Partner with more than 15 years spent in practice, Philippa is the ideal appointment for the firm, which continues to see growing international interest in its range of services. In her … Continue reading “Joelson promotes senior female solicitor to Managing Partner”

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Steps HR must take to prepare for GDPR pre 25 May

April 30th, 2018

With less than a month to go, employers are reminded of the need to draft a Privacy Notice for issue to employees, workers and contractors – the Privacy Notice must then be signed and returned by all staff by 25 May 2018. Whilst the majority of UK businesses and HR managers are aware that the … Continue reading “Steps HR must take to prepare for GDPR pre 25 May”

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Number of Employment Tribunal claims rocket after fee ban

April 30th, 2018

The ban on Employment Tribunal fees has led the number of Tribunal claims to rise by up to 90%. Employers are being encouraged to review their employment policies, procedures and practices as the number of claims brought before Tribunals have increased significantly following the abolition of fees. At the end of July 2017, the Supreme … Continue reading “Number of Employment Tribunal claims rocket after fee ban”

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New bill seeks to ban unpaid trial shifts

April 30th, 2018

Parliament to hear evidence on the introduction of a ban for ‘disingenuous’ unpaid shifts. According to a newly proposed bill, businesses could be forced to pay prospective workers the minimum wage for trial periods. The newly launched private members bill put forward by SNP member Stewart McDonald MP has called for new legislation to stop … Continue reading “New bill seeks to ban unpaid trial shifts”

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Significant staff data breach at Morrisons should act as a warning

April 30th, 2018

With the GDPR fast approaching businesses can learn from the Morrisons’ data breach. In 2014, supermarket chain Morrisons suffered a serious data breach when the payroll data of nearly 100,000 employees was posted online by a disgruntled employee. The data, supplied by the company’s external auditor, KPMG, was copied by an authorised employee in HR … Continue reading “Significant staff data breach at Morrisons should act as a warning”

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Reforms to the tax treatment of termination payments adds complexity

April 30th, 2018

Employers need to ensure they correctly deduct the PAYE/NIC payable on termination payments. Further to HMRC’s “Simplification” of the Tax and NIC Treatment of Termination Payments consultation paper, changes have now come into effect as of 6 April 2018 in how termination payments must be treated regarding income tax and NICs. The thrust behind the … Continue reading “Reforms to the tax treatment of termination payments adds complexity”

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Increases to injury to feeling awards for discrimination now force

April 30th, 2018

The increase of the Vento bands means an increase in risk for employers facing a discrimination claim. Guidelines on the amounts paid to compensate claimants for their injury to feelings in discrimination claims, have been increased. For awards presented on or after 6 April 2018 the bands now have the following levels: Lower band – … Continue reading “Increases to injury to feeling awards for discrimination now force”

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