11th July 2016

LEAVING THE EU – What now for UK Employment Laws?

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?

9th July 2016

Energy efficiency for business premises

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.

5th July 2016

Pitmans acts for finnCap on Tax Systems Plc reverse takeover

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.

21st June 2016

Impact of the new health and safety sentencing guidelines

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.