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A Flexible Planning System?

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Need to Know: Employment and HR Newsletter – May 2018

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Is it safe to change the rules of incentive schemes?

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What if gross misconduct is caused by a disability?

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An unexpected impact of an aging society – associative discrimination

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A guide to Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements

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A guide to obtaining a divorce or dissolution

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Lending to Charities: Stop, Look, Listen, Think

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Focus on Domicile – International Private Client

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Changing the way libraries are delivered: Libraries Unlimited

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Winckworth Sherwood Partners feature in Citywealth Leaders List 2018

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Relaxation of Licensing Hours: Robert Botkai writes for CLH News

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Entrepreneurs are now outperforming inherited wealth: Dhana Sabanathan writes for Startacus

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What to do if you face losing your job: Anita Rai quoted in The Telegraph

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Tim Snaith quoted in City AM: Is marriage worth it?

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Toni Vitale quoted in the Guardian: Most GDPR emails unnecessary

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If you’re not ready for the GDPR deadline this Friday, don’t panic – there’s still time to do these five things…

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Value of land – how low can you go? Joanna Bussell and Matt Cowen write for Estates Gazette

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Retirement living survey – have your say

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Winckworth Sherwood named as one of the 2018 eprivateclient Top Law Firms

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E:gen May 2018

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The other end of the housing market

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Leasehold Reform – How could it affect you?

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Interim payment & smash and grab adjudications – the beginning of the end?

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Need to Know: Employment and HR Newsletter – April 2018

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The Requirement to Correct: what you need to know in 2018

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Toni Vitale features in Ed Fennell’s column in the Times

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Winckworth Sherwood posts revenue of £43m, up 8.5% year on year

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Tackling sexual harassment

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Do employers have to raise shared parental leave pay to match enhanced maternity pay?

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What to do if your partner is spying on you – and how it’s easier for them to do than you realise: Katie Spooner writes for the Mirror Online

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Is it ever safe to give a bad reference?

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My husband’s ex-wife demanded half his pension, will their son inherit it now she’s dead – or will he get to keep it?

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Toni Vitale quoted in The Sun: WhatsApp age verification

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Court rules that ground floor maisonette lease does not include the subsoil beneath it

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Health experts back review of minimum unit pricing if ‘unintended consequences’ arise

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Housing sector responds to Labour’s social housing plans

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(Not) the end of public private partnerships: Richard Tinham writes for Local Authority Building & Maintenance

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Should diversity be a legal requirement? Tim Goodwin quoted in People Management magazine

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Need to Know: Employment and HR Newsletter – March 2018

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Winckworth Sherwood elects three new partners

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Mind the Gap?

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April Showers

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Can you avoid knowing about disability?

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What proposals to resolve viability in local plans mean for you: Karen Cooksley quoted in Planning Resource

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Simplify rules to allow local authority museums to sell items, says law firm Winckworth Sherwood

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NPPF reforms: Government has misjudged the real obstacles to development: Karen Cooksley writes for Building.co.uk

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Toni Vitale interviewed at GRC Supper Club: ‘GDPR from doorbell to boardroom and courtroom dinner’

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Parents evening: who attends during divorce and going forward?

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MIPIM Cycle 2018

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NPPF reforms have plenty of bark, but no bite: Karen Cooksley writes for Estates Gazette

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Teacher at Winckworth Sherwood client school wins the Global Teacher Prize 2018

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Social landlords must carefully check agreements they have with water companies: Liam Hale writes for Inside Housing

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Delay claims – managing risk in uncertain climate: Ed Lamport writes for Building.co.uk

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NPPF reforms: Overly simplistic rhetoric – Karen Cooksley writes for Construction News

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The ayes have it: to what extent will estate regeneration ballots benefit residents? Colette McCormack and Lindsay Garratt write for Building.co.uk

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Colette McCormack named as one of 2018’s most influential women in planning by The Planner

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Number of sex establishment licences issued by councils has fallen by a third since 2013

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Housing: Time for councils to stand up and deliver – Karen Cooksley writes for Local Government News on the NPPF

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Can local authorities team up with developers in LLPs?

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Minimum unit price for alcohol ‘not a silver bullet’, warn AMs

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Karen Cooksley quoted in Property Week: Government should concentrate on speeding up building rather than punishing developers

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Refurbishment and redevelopment – should we stay or should we go?

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Need to Know: Employment and HR Newsletter – February 2018

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Terminating fixed term contracts – three common perils (and how to avoid them)

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Is it safe to rely on trigger points when dismissing a disabled employee for absence?

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Retirement dismissals: lessons to be learned

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E:gen – February 2018

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Spot the difference: GDPR

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Overage Agreements: Let’s Be Clear

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Rights of way: potential danger for developers

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A Poor Start to the Year for Flat Owners Seeking to Extend Their Leases or to Acquire the Freehold

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Winckworth Sherwood bucks pay gap trend with higher rates for women

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Winckworth Sherwood announced as facilitators in NHF-backed board programme ‘Raising Roofs’

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Colette McCormack quoted in Estates Gazette: Will resident ballots play a positive role in estate regeneration?

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Andrew Yule quoted in Personnel Today on gender pay gap

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Can an employer lawfully use hidden video cameras to monitor theft by employees?

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Disability discrimination: A matter of perception?

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Shared Parental Leave – Why is this benefit being so significantly underused?

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Need to Know: Employment and HR Newsletter – January 2018

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Carillion: the end of public-private partnerships?

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GDPR has created false alarm over whistleblowing: Toni Vitale writes for Governance & Compliance

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A Start-Up’s Guide to the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS)

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WS Goes Cloud for their DMS

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Modular building: overcoming the funding and valuation challenges | Ruby Giblin writes for Social Housing Magazine

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Anti-Corruption and Bribery Policy

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Library volunteer numbers up 8% in the last year

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Need to Know: Employment and HR Newsletter – December 2017

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In what circumstances might an employer obtain an order allowing it to search a departing employee’s external hard drive?

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Is your business responsible for your employee’s actions?

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How to have a settlement discussion when there is no employment dispute or the employee is unaware there is an employment problem

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Data Protection Officers: Do I need one and what do they do?

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GDPR: 6 Step 2018 Action Plan

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Here’s how the Mayor’s London Plan could use public infrastructure projects like Crossrail 2 to plug the funding gap and build more affordable homes for the city

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Partner Karen Cooksley awarded the Movers & Shakers ‘Fellowship’ award

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Welsh government to abolish Right to Buy

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English housing associations reclassified as private non-financial corporations

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Government to consult on single cross-sector housing ombudsman

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Need to Know: Employment and HR Newsletter – November 2017

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Can a “too thorough” investigation lead to unfair dismissal?

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Scoping your restrictions: How to best protect your business

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Can a dismissal by a decision-maker in ignorance of the true facts be fair?

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Winckworth Sherwood acts on UK’s largest solar energy farm

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Money Laundering Regulations 2017: What they mean for housing providers

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Demystifying the GDPR

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International Private Client Update on the Budget and Finance (No.2) Act 2017

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Housing Finance News & Views: Edition 5

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Stamp Duty Land Tax – First Time Buyers Relief – And how this affects Shared Ownership

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Autumn Budget Summary 2017

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Winckworth Sherwood advise Longhurst Group on merger with Axiom

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GDPR: An Introduction for Schools and Academy Trusts

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Nuptial Agreements – a way of reducing resentment and uncertainty if your marriage breaks down

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Minority shareholders settle the score in High Court action

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UK Supreme Court gives green light to minimum alcohol prices in Scotland

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Marital Breakdown: A Brief Guide To Obtaining a Divorce

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NHF calls for affordable homes in rural England

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Right to Manage Flow Chart

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Government drops tobacco licensing plans

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Government urged to set money aside for sprinklers in council high-rise blocks

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Deciding on who your children will live with

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House of Lords Licensing Law Review – The Government Responds

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Immigration Law and Petrol Stations

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Licensees oppose new late-night levy in Hackney

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Supported housing to remain in the welfare system

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Minimum alcohol pricing planned in Wales

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Child support and access to your children

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Is Al-Hijrah ruling the death knell for single-sex schools? Andrea Squires writes for Schools Week

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Councils call for more powers to invest in housing

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The Implications of LB Ealing v HMRC (Case C-633/15)

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Need to Know: Employment and HR Newsletter – October 2017

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Monitoring employees’ emails at work

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Vicarious liability – a balance between two innocent parties

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Discrimination arising from disability: too little of a good thing?

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Voluntary overtime must be included in the calculation of holiday pay

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Divorce and Financial Provision: Dividing up the assets

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How can employers with gender pay gaps reduce Equal Pay claims? Will Clift writes for Employment Solicitor.com

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PRS Jargon Buster

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Government announces new rent settlement for social housing

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Lib Dems propose volunteer-run libraries in Bristol

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Hartlepool Borough Council rejects EMRO plan

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Heads Up! Autumn 2017

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Why District Heating Is A Hot Topic: Colin Hall and Ruth Barnes write for Building Magazine

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Conveyancing FAQs

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Enfranchisement FAQs

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Tower Hamlets to introduce late-night levy in new year

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Islington to introduce a special policy for off licences

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Housing providers say welfare policy is ‘hindering efforts to tackle homelessness’

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Winckworth Sherwood strengthens Social Housing Finance team

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Supply of social homes ‘to fall by 250,000 by 2020’

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CIH calls for more government investment in affordable housing

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Winckworth Sherwood strengthens its regulatory offering with two new partner hires

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All Change for Non-Doms and Offshore Trusts – Are You Ready?

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Nine Elms Project

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Why REITs? James Duncan writes for Inside Housing

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Cheating and Exam Malpractice

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Tower Hamlets Council defends late-night levy plan

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Powys County Council considers community partnerships to save libraries

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Flexible Working: Sue Kelly quoted in People Management

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Crossing the Threshold

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Need to Know: Employment and HR Newsletter – August 2017

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Employment Tribunal fees abolished

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Disability-related sickness absence – was it the cause of the dismissal?

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Whistleblowing: a landmark ruling on the “public interest” test

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A time and a place for the truth: employees’ duties of fidelity: MPT Group v Peel and Others [2017] EWHC 1222 (Ch)

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RPs and Corporate lending: Louise Leaver and Ruby Giblin write for Private Debt Investor

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New Data Protection Regime: What schools need to know

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Winckworth Sherwood strengthens Private Business & Wealth offering with partner hire

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Hackney licensees hit back at decision to introduce late-night levy

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The Role of the Local Authority in the Development Consent Order Process

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Lease Extension: The Right, Selling, Timing and Key Issues

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Industry hails rejection of late-night levy in Gloucester

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Hackney Council to introduce late-night levy in November

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PRA cautiously welcomes government’s clean air strategy

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Late-night levy proposal dropped in Brighton

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Sue Kelly quoted in the Guardian: ‘A brief guide to getting a pay rise’

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Winckworth Sherwood advise on promotion of the HS2 Phase 2a Bill

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Need to Know: Employment and HR Newsletter – July 2017

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Father wins his direct sex discrimination case after being denied shared parental leave at full pay

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Fiduciary duties and remedies: a cautionary tale

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Whether an employer considers a disclosure to be protected is not relevant

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Psychometric tests: do adjustments have to be made for disabled applicants?

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DUP £1bn deal gives local authorities right to ask Government for more cash, says Winckworth Sherwood survey

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Retailers appeal against cash machine business rates ruling

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Welsh government resurrects minimum alcohol pricing plans

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PRS and PPL team up to simplify music licensing process

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CHP: The common pitfalls – Ruth Barnes writes for Local Government News

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Karen Cooksley quoted in Building Magazine: ‘Projects won’t be delivered’

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Electric charge points to be compulsory in petrol stations and motorway services

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Immigration Act 2016: Implications for owners and operators of licensed premises

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Senior Partner John Rees awarded the Canterbury Cross award by the Archbishop of Canterbury

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Jo Keddie quoted in Bloomberg and the Independent: ‘At London’s Badoo, Job Perks Include Pole Dancers and Sushi Served on Models’

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Institute of Alcohol proposes Australian-style licensing restrictions in UK

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Tower Hamlets Council announces late-night levy u-turn

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Conservatives outline commitments on workers’ rights: Comment from Tim Goodwin

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Housing Finance News & Views: Edition 4

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Legal challenge against Liverpool late-night levy dismissed

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Winckworth Sherwood wins Southwark Star Award for its CSR contributions

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Winckworth Sherwood advise on historic swimming pools – Victoria Baths, Manchester and Newcastle upon Tyne

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James Lynas quoted in Schools Week on new redundancy tactics for schools

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James Lynas writes for Schools Week: How schools can avoid social media teacher scandals

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Institutional funded PRS – LINQ Housing

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Winckworth Sherwood promotes Family Partner

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Licensing Act 2003 : House of Lords Select Committee Report

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North Yorkshire County Council hails volunteer-run libraries

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Robert Botkai writes for Petrol Heads Up: Licensing Laws – all change

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Winckworth Sherwood grows its real estate team

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Andrew Yule writes for Strategic HR Review: Privacy by design prevents data headaches later

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Mark Vinall quoted in News on the Block

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Consumer Code : Fourth Edition – April 2017

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Lords’ Licensing Act inquiry findings to be published next week

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Joint Assets: How to protect yourself

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Roger Fitton quoted in Local Government News: ‘Making use of unloved spaces’

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Chris Brigstocke quoted in Estates Gazette

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Licensing Law Changes : April 2017

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Rent Deposit Deeds: held by trust or by charge?

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Karen Cooksley interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s ‘You & Yours’

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Keeping older couples together: Charlotte Cook writes for Inside Housing

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Government defends Right to Buy after housing association raises supply concerns

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Ellie Gilbert appears on Sky News to discuss employers’ right to ban headscarves in the workplace

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Later life housing largely ignored and not understood by government, says Winckworth Sherwood survey

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The Other End of the Housing Market: Housing for Older People

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Heads Up! March 2017

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Transfer of Control Agreement

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Apprenticeships

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Off payroll working – IR35

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Chancellor’s pledge to increase social care investment gets mixed response

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Governance – Conclusions of Education Select Committee Report

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Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products: Implications for Retailers

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Budget Summary: Spring 2017

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Tobacco Register

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Employers should commit to diversity at different pay bands: Louise Lawrence quoted in Employment Solicitor.com

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Winckworth Sherwood advise on successful promotion of the HS2 Phase One Act

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Housing association development activity on the up

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Gloucester City Council to vote for late-night levy on March 23rd

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Is it ever fair to expect employees to dress a certain way? Ellie Gilbert quoted in Personnel Today

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Ministers must exclude supported housing for older people from funding plans until 2022

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Liverpool’s late-night levy plans face legal challenge

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Financial Orders

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Government commits to more affordable housing

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Government urged to establish long-term funding model for supported housing

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Employers warned ‘unreasonable’ redundancy consultation procedures could be grounds for unfair dismissal: Louise Lawrence writes for HR News

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Housing associations ‘working to battle London’s housing crisis’

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Will the Housing White Paper reform Leasehold?

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Consumers do not trust companies with personal data, survey shows: Andrew Yule quoted in Computer Weekly

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Young and old at odds over security of personal data

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Winckworth Sherwood boosts its planning and real estate team

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Termination of agency – Termination of authority

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Should I get a pre-nup?

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Councils with fastest rising housing waiting lists ‘see biggest drops in supply’

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Sexism alive, and not kicking in uncomfortable workplace high heels, finds report: Ellie Gilbert quoted in HR News

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Tower Hamlets late-night levy criticised by ALMR

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Flat owners upgrade precarious garden licence for permanent right of use via the enfranchisement process

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Winckworth Sherwood strengthens Family team with partner hire

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Andrew Yule quoted in Accounting Technician on whistleblowing

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The power to give guarantees as Social Investment

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Podcast: Digital Legacy Estate Planning with Tim Snaith

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Winckworth Sherwood strengthens market-leading Social Housing Finance team

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Government steps up investment in affordable homes

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Charities working with the public procurement process: Richard Tinham writes for Charities Management

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Winckworth Sherwood acts for Affinity Sutton on social housing sector’s largest merger

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LGA: More social housing needed to help families on to property ladder

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Is what I say during mediation confidential?

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High Court ruling to impact on flat owners planning to sell up

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Mediation vs going to court

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Housing Finance News & Views: Edition 3

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Mediation: The basics

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Buy to Let Landlord Escapes Liability to Tenant

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Can flat owners use the right to manage to frustrate the freeholder’s development plans?

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Using mediation in conjunction with court proceedings

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Agreeing to Mediation

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When you are the financially weaker party in your divorce

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Commencement of Development – Practical Tips and Pitfalls

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PRS Brochure

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Enderby Wharf

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Battersea Power Station

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Winckworth Sherwood shortlisted for Legal Business Awards 2016 – Real Estate Team of the Year

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Purchase of a £6 million new build property by overseas individual

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Investment Management: Freehold Reversion

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Nethermayne development, Basildon

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M&G Social Housing Fund

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Karen Cooksley wins ‘Mover & Shaker of the Year 2015’

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Copyright in photographs – acquisition, infringement and damages

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Winckworth Sherwood named The Legal 500’s 2015 Specialist Public Sector firm of the Year

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Settlement agreements: at what point is a settlement “agreed”?

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Shared Ownership – Change to Pre-Emption Rights

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Mark Vinall runner up for ‘Solicitor of the Year’ at Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards 2015

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Woe for Woolworths Employees – Collective Redundancies and the meaning of “establishment”

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School construction projects : contractor insolvency

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Personal licence renewals abolished and new Guidance issued

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The Audience Agency

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Asset Management: Acquisition of Freehold and Leasehold Reversion

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Child Maintenance: Statutory, Voluntary or Court Order

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When does a conversation become a contract?

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Registration of alcohol wholesalers

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Still an Overriding Concern?

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Winckworth Sherwood tops law firm diversity tables

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Winckworth Sherwood named ‘Best Real Estate Investment Legal Team – UK’ by Wealth & Finance Magazine

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Acquisitions and disposals of investments in UK commercial property

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B3 Living £38million bond

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Divorce and company assets – when can the corporate veil be pierced?

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Court of Appeal rules in road maintenance dispute

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Winckworth Sherwood named as a Better Bankside ‘Bankside Star’

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Winckworth Sherwood named ‘Best Supplier’ to social housing sector

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A-Z of flying freeholds

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Localism: What you should know about Parish Councils

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Winckworth Sherwood wins award as finalist in “Best practice” awards programme

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Robert Botkai wins Sainsbury’s Lawyer of the Year

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