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It has now been more than a year since the SRA introduced new rules into the Codes of Conduct for Individuals and Firms in relation to the treatment of colleagues.  In this news alert, our regulatory and professional discipline partner, Andrew Pavlovic considers how firms are getting to grips with the new rules and the practical […]

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Businesses need to protect their interests when key people leave to join a competitor. Many companies and firms therefore include post-termination restrictive covenants in their employment contracts and partnership agreements, and it will be unusual for a partner, LLP member, senior executive or other key employee not to be subject to post-termination restrictions of one form […]

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AI remains front of mind for employers and employees alike, particularly with the EU Parliament approving the Artificial Intelligence Act in March 2024 (EU AI Act) (with most parts likely to become effective in 2026). In this news alert, Associate Liz Pearson and Partner Merrill April outline how firms are currently using AI and some potential challenges of […]

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The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 (ECCTA 2023) aims to improve the prevent fraud and enhance the UK’s reputation for businesses, according to Business Minister, Kevin Hollinrake. As part of this reform, Companies House will transform many of its processes to help tackle economic crime and improve transparency of the Companies House register. […]

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The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has published its judgment in the case of Farrukh Najeeb Husain, where Mr Husain was struck off the roll after posting a series of tweets deemed to be antisemitic and offensive. In the current heightened political climate, with the ongoing conflict in Gaza and upcoming elections in the UK and USA, […]

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New legislation that received royal assent on 26 October 2023 will come into effect in October 2024 and will introduce an additional new duty on employers to take “reasonable steps” to prevent sexual harassment. The Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Act 2023 (the Act), aims to fortify protections for workers against sexual harassment […]

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Welcome to the next edition of Employment Law Matters, our quarterly update on key issues in employment law. Every three months, we will send you a selection of the most important developments for employers in case law and legislation, including practical takeaways for employers as well as things to look forward to in the coming months.   CM Murray LLP […]

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HMRC has recently updated its guidance on the salaried member tax rules. The key consequence is that LLPs which rely on the contribution of capital to be confident that members are not taxed as employees need to review, and potentially change, their approach. In the simplest terms, the salaried member rules required LLP members to […]

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Disputes about bonuses are not uncommon, and a senior executive who doesn’t receive the payment they think they’re entitled to might have a good claim for breach of contract. But such claims can be complex and expensive, and the risk of an adverse costs award if a claim fails in the High Court or County […]

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What if an employer instructs you to help them fill a role with a specific kind of candidate – a woman, an ethnic or racial minority or someone who identifies as LGBTQ+? With research consistently showing that diversity produces more innovation and profit coupled with pressure from the rise in mandatory and voluntary diversity reporting, […]

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