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Glovers Solicitors LLP | United Kingdom | 19 Dec 2012

Government proposals announced to halve the consultation period for collective redundancies

The Government has announced a proposal to halve the 90 day minimum consultation period, for collective redundancies of 100 employees or more in one establishment, to 45 days.
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Glovers Solicitors LLP | United Kingdom | 17 Dec 2012

Technology investment – latest developments

Following the credit crunch, technology investment has held up relatively well. 
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Glovers Solicitors LLP | United Kingdom | 11 Dec 2012

Increases to statutory sick pay and statutory maternity, paternity and adoption pay announced

It has just been announced that from 6 April 2013 Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Paternity Pay, Statutory Adoption Pay, and Maternity Allowance will increase from £135.45 to £136.78 per week.
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Glovers Solicitors LLP | United Kingdom | 11 Dec 2012

Employment - annual increases to compensation limits announced

The annual increases to Compensation Limits will take effect as always, on 1st February (2013).
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Glovers Solicitors LLP | United Kingdom | 23 Nov 2012

Security trustee’s duties to mezzanine lenders on enforcement clarified by the High Court

In Saltri III Ltd v MD Mezzanine SA Sicar & Ors [2012] EWHC 3025 (Comm), the High Court held that a security trustee under an inter-creditor agreement owed duties to the mezzanine lenders that were equivalent to those owed by a mortgagee to a mortgagor, which were not fiduciary duties.
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Glovers Solicitors LLP | United Kingdom | 21 Nov 2012

Employment contracts - reasonableness of restrictive covenants

In the recent case of Patsystems Holdings Limited v Neilly [2012] EWHC 2609 (QB) the High Court has confirmed the principle that the reasonableness of a restrictive covenant in an employment agreement must be judged at the time the covenant is entered into and not at the time when the employer seeks to enforce it.
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Glovers Solicitors LLP | United Kingdom | 16 Nov 2012

Government proposals for changes to employment law and procedure

New steps to give firms more flexibility and confidence in managing their workforce, whilst still protecting employment rights, were announced recently by Business Secretary Vince Cable and by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne. 
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Glovers Solicitors LLP | United Kingdom | 13 Nov 2012

Flexible parental leave and flexible working – Nick Clegg’s proposals

On 13 November 2012, Nick Clegg announced plans significantly to overhaul the current parental leave framework.
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Glovers Solicitors LLP | United Kingdom | 30 Oct 2012

Claims against negligent professionals – a brief guide

Businesses and individuals frequently rely on the advice and skills of professionals such as solicitors, accountants, financial advisers and surveyors. 
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Glovers Solicitors LLP | United Kingdom | 24 Oct 2012

Rule 3 transactions: acting for both borrower and lender

The Solicitors Regulation Authority Code of Conduct 2011 (‘the Code’) prevents solicitors from acting for both parties in a transaction where there is a conflict of interest or a significant risk of one.
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