‘Always on’ culture: recipe for disaster?

September 19th, 2018

Are the current working conditions in the UK detrimental to its workforce? Is there anything employers can do to ameliorate the effects of an ‘always on’ culture? What are the potential risks for employers? The UK is experiencing a stress epidemic due to an ‘always on’ culture. Employees feel as though they are at work … Continue reading “‘Always on’ culture: recipe for disaster?”

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How to handle office romances in the aftermath of #MeToo

September 19th, 2018

The #MeToo movement empowered victims to share their experiences on social media and demonstrated the prevalence of sexual harassment in society. As a result, many employers are reviewing how they should deal with workplace relationships which can give rise to sexual harassment or discrimination claims, especially where relationships break down. Employees spend on average 90% of … Continue reading “How to handle office romances in the aftermath of #MeToo”

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Obtaining a report from Occupational Health

September 19th, 2018

When an employee is ill, an employer will often wish to engage Occupational Health to produce a report on the employee’s health, any adjustments that could be made to the employee’s role and the return to work possibilities and options. It is usually the employer’s responsibility to arrange and pay for the occupational health appointment. … Continue reading “Obtaining a report from Occupational Health”

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Office Romances post #MeToo

September 13th, 2018

Given we spend 90% of our day with our work colleagues it is not surprising that the workplace is reported to be the second most popular way to meet a significant other. 15% of people report having met a significant partner in the workplace. Workplace relationships can become problematic for any senior level executive – … Continue reading “Office Romances post #MeToo”

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Advantages for senior executives of using an outplacement service

September 13th, 2018

As part of a senior exit negotiation the employer may be convinced to pay for the departing executive to receive outplacement support. We asked specialist outplacement providers, Executive Action how outplacement helped departing senior executives. Their programme is very much tailored and can include the following elements as applicable:- A series of meetings with a … Continue reading “Advantages for senior executives of using an outplacement service”

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Property owners must take heed of Court of Appeal ruling on Japanese knotweed, says Joelson.

July 24th, 2018

Daniel Swimer, Head of the Real Estate Litigation team at Joelson, has shared his views on the latest Court of Appeal ruling, Network Rail Infrastructure Limited (Appellant) v Stephen Williams and Robin Waistell (Respondents) [2018] EWCA Civ XXX. Japanese knotweed can prove very costly for landowners and developers. It can cause structural damages to land … Continue reading “Property owners must take heed of Court of Appeal ruling on Japanese knotweed, says Joelson.”

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Capital Gains Tax changes cause concern amongst property investors

July 24th, 2018

A new study has revealed that 61 per cent of property investors admit they are concerned about the impact of Capital Gains Tax on non-resident investors in UK real estate. The survey revealed that, ahead of the changes to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) in April 2019, 32 per cent intended to alter their portfolio structure … Continue reading “Capital Gains Tax changes cause concern amongst property investors”

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Landlords to face greater scrutiny under new housing bill

July 24th, 2018

New housing laws proposed by Government could see landlords face fines of up to £30,000, as well as bans from letting properties. The new legislation is designed to ensure that rented homes are safe and will give tenants the right to take legal action when landlords fail in their duties. The Private Member’s Bill on … Continue reading “Landlords to face greater scrutiny under new housing bill”

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Next uses CVA arrangement to attempt clause change in property leases

July 24th, 2018

Struggling retailer Next is one of a number of businesses on the high street dealing with a general downturn in consumer spending, which has led some in the sector to enter into company voluntary arrangement (CVA). Big names such as Carpetright, New Look and Toys R Us have all entered into CVAs in the last … Continue reading “Next uses CVA arrangement to attempt clause change in property leases”

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Joelson welcomes new property litigation Partner

May 29th, 2018

Joelson is proud to announce the appointment of a new Partner to head up our Property Litigation department. Joining the fold from another prominent London-based firm, Daniel Swimer brings with him not only a keen legal mind but also his extensive experience in the property litigation field. His previous role as a Senior Associate within … Continue reading “Joelson welcomes new property litigation Partner”

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