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Does an employer’s duty of care extend to commuting to work?

Does an employer’s duty of care extend to commuting to work?

Businesses have a statutory and common law duty of care to their employees, workers, and anyone who may be accessing or using their place of work. Consequently, even prior to the current pandemic, they had to do all that is reasonably practicable to support the health, safety and wellbeing of these individuals. As society adapts […]

Government extends the business rent holiday  – What landlords need to know

Government extends the business rent holiday – What landlords need to know

The Government has announced a further extension of the business rent holiday until the end of 2020, in order to help businesses recover from the impact of Covid-19 and to protect jobs. The Government’s extension is specifically aimed at the businesses that are struggling to remain in their premises due to the impact of Covid-19 […]

Can an employer’s loss of trust and confidence make re-engaging an employee impractical?

Can an employer’s loss of trust and confidence make re-engaging an employee impractical?

Employees who successfully bring a claim for unfair dismissal are entitled to compensation, re-engagement or reinstatement. The latter two remedies are rarely requested. However, in the case of Kelly –v- PGA European Tour (‘PGA’), the Employment Appeal Tribunal (‘EAT’) had to consider whether an Employment Tribunal (‘ET’) had been right to order Mr. Kelly’s re-engagement […]

Chambers Student Guide and The Lex 100 recommended Blaser Mills Law

Chambers Student Guide and The Lex 100 recommended Blaser Mills Law

“Blaser Mills brings a client list and level of work to rival full-service London-based firms.” – The Lex 100 This week, Chambers Student Guide (sister publication of Chambers and Partners) and The Lex 100 (sister publication of The Legal 500) released their annual review of law firms who offer traineeships. The publications are considered the bible […]

Blaser Mills Law achieves record Legal 500 2021 recognition!

Blaser Mills Law achieves record Legal 500 2021 recognition!

With 10 practice areas ranked, 31 lawyers recommended, 1 ‘Rising Star’, 2 ‘Next Generation Partners’ and 2 ‘Leading Individual’, we are delighted to announce our Legal 500 rankings for 2021. Legal 500 is a world-renowned law firm rankings publication who, through in-depth, objective research, identifies and ranks the best lawyers and law firms. Visit our […]

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 “CIGA”– insolvency reform

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 “CIGA”– insolvency reform

On 25 June 2020, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill received royal assent and became law on 26 June 2020 (the “Act”). The legislation has been fast-tracked through Parliament and contains several temporary measures intended to relieve the burden on businesses across the UK in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic so that businesses can […]

Adjudication, Liquidation and the Supreme Court

Adjudication, Liquidation and the Supreme Court

Blaser Mills Law has been successful in a landmark appeal to the Supreme Court, which has clarified the law with regard to the ability to refer matters to Adjudication irrespective of the solvency of the parties. In June, we announced that Commercial Litigation Partner, Jackie Ray and Lawyer, Nina Bhatti were successful in all points […]

Blaser Mills Law strengthens its corporate teams to meet growing demand

Blaser Mills Law strengthens its corporate teams to meet growing demand

We are delighted to announce that Noel Deans and Sarah Staines will be joining our industry leading corporate services team, bringing a wealth of legal expertise and contacts within the corporate sector. Their arrival will not only enhance our existing corporate offering but will also enable us to continue to meet the growing demand as […]

The Chancellor announces the Job Support Scheme

The Chancellor announces the Job Support Scheme

On 24 September 2020, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, unveiled a package of new measures designed to support the economy and save jobs during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Key amongst these measures is the Job Support Scheme, which will replace the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (aka the ‘furlough’ scheme) which is due to end on 31 […]