Pitmans has launched a paid apprenticeship programme in partnership with the award winning legal apprenticeship specialists Damar Training. The scheme will create an opportunity for three young people interested in the legal sector to combine their studies with gaining valuable experience working for a law firm.Read article
Numerous UK employment laws are linked to the EU for example, working time, discrimination rights, TUPE and agency workers rights. A UK government outside of the EU could re-write these laws. To do so though would require a political mandate. Would such a mandate be given or even sought?
We take a look at some of the significant cases in employment law so far this year.
The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) may not be something you have given much thought to as a tenant since they will essentially be a landlord’s problem. But if you occupy premises as a tenant, then there could be an impact on your organisation’s current lease or on any new lease you enter into if MEES are not met. Also, if you underlet then you would be a landlord in those circumstances in any event and so bound by the regulations.
The Court of Appeal has issued another decision confirming the limited effectiveness of contractual clauses which attempt to prohibit any variations to a contract that are not made in writing and agreed by both parties.
The High Court has recently considered whether a landlord breached its covenant for quiet enjoyment by carrying out rebuilding works (Timothy Taylor Ltd v Mayfair House Corporation and another  EWHC 1075 (Ch)).
Pitmans has advised finnCap Ltd in its role as nominated adviser and broker to Eco City Vehicles Plc (to be re-named Tax Systems Plc) in connection with the reverse takeover of Tax Computer Systems Limited (“TCSL”) for an enterprise value of £73 million and an associated placing to raise £45 million.
The British Steel scheme trustees and PPF have responded to the Government consultation regarding the restructuring of the British Steel Pension Scheme.
On 10 June, Pitmans held a 5 a side charity football tournament in Reading in aid of the Thames Valley Air Ambulance.
Pitmans LLP, led by partner Philip Weaver, assisted by director Jasmine Murphy and solicitor Laurel Knight, has acted for Novacyt S.A, a leader in the field of cellular diagnostics, specialising in cancer and infectious disease diagnostics, on its acquisition of Primer Design Limited (Primer Design).
The guidelines for offences concerning health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene came into force on 1 February 2016. They also apply to offences committed before that date. Regardless of whether any harm was actually caused, the courts are required to assess the overall seriousness of the offence based on the offender's culpability and the risk of serious harm.
.... Be prepared, or prepare to fail. Points to consider when identifying and pursuing subrogated property damage claims.
Pitmans’ dispute resolution partner and technology litigator William Richmond-Coggan has appeared on the BBC, speaking about the point at which views shared online change from personal opinion and freedom of speech to harassment.