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International Employment Law Update - March 2017

Welcome to our latest round up of developments in employment law around the world. ... Read more

27th February 2017

Exonate awarded £4.9m Seeding Drug Discovery Award

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15th February 2017

Land promotion agreements – what’s in it for me?

One million new homes are to be built in the UK by 2020 – at least that’s the ... Read more

14th February 2017

Lights, camera, licence!

It sounds ideal: a film production company wants to make a location shoot, and they’ve ... Read more

14th February 2017

Occupancy rights of agricultural tenants

What rights does an agricultural worker have to stay living in a property if their ... Read more

14th February 2017

There’s no place like the Principal Private Residence

Many people are aware of the Principal Private Residence (PPR) relief from Capital ... Read more

14th February 2017

The Residence Nil Rate Band – has the inheritance tax threshold ...

At the Conservative Party Conference in 2007, George Osborne vowed to reward the ... Read more

14th February 2017

Stand up for your rights or stick up a sign?

The Court of Appeal’s decision in the recent case of Winterburn v Bennett [2016] ... Read more

14th February 2017

The real legacy leaders leave is culture

In seeking to be the law firm for innovation we have had to create an environment ... Read more

9th February 2017

Misconduct investigations: the importance of being fair

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has highlighted the importance of considering ... Read more

4th February 2017

The future world of work and rights of workers – a view from ...

In late October 2016, The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Commons ... Read more

3rd February 2017

Q&A: gender pay gap reporting

The Government has recently published draft legislation which seeks to impose obligations ... Read more

3rd February 2017

Taylor Vinters targets strategic growth in Asia

Taylor Vinters is growing its Asia business, acquiring a stake in a leading Singapore ... Read more

2nd February 2017

Innovative Cambridge Firms showcased in Law Society Report

International law firm, Taylor Vinters and tech start-up ThoughtRiver are featured ... Read more

31st January 2017

Global guide to trademark experts gives top ranking to Taylor ...

A research guide to the world’s leading trademark professionals has given a sought-after ... Read more

23rd January 2017

SMC Ltd. Expands Drug Delivery Capabilities with Oval Medical ...

​We are delighted to have worked with Oval Medical Technologies, the speciality ... Read more

13th January 2017

Audio Analytic raises £4.3 million in Series A funding round ...

​Our congratulations to Audio Analytic on its £4.3 million series A funding round ... Read more

11th January 2017

In the press: Lawyers – what you need to do in 2017

​“Law firms of all sizes must embrace technology, reinvestment and new ways of ... Read more

11th January 2017

In the press: The way we work is changing… so should the law? ...

Taylor Vinters employment partner, Christine Berry, has featured in the latest issue ... Read more

5th January 2017

From recruitment to robots: Growth strategies for law firms

Taylor Vinters managing partner, Ed Turner, discusses the cost to start-up law firms ... Read more

21st December 2016

Taylor Vinters advises AIM-quoted Proxama plc on its fundraise ...

Taylor Vinters advised AIM-quoted Proxama plc (AIM: PROX), the leading mobile proximity ... Read more

20th December 2016

Inside AIM: interaction of social media with disclosure obligations ...

Companies are increasingly expected to have a presence across multiple social media ... Read more

20th December 2016

Uber – the end of the ‘gig economy’?

When is a worker not a worker? And when are they a contractor? This issue was at ... Read more

20th December 2016

Putting a stop to plant patents

The European Commission has clearly voiced its disagreement with the European Patent ... Read more

20th December 2016

Exclusive rights – but only if you’re confused: combit Software ...

Trade marks are an important way to ensure that customers of a product or service ... Read more

20th December 2016

​Negotiate with thy Neighbour - a new way to resolve boundary ...

If you have been in the unfortunate position of being caught up in a legal dispute, ... Read more

5th December 2016

Blog alert: Amazon – Hot to trot with fashion offering…

DVDs, CDs, Zak Posen, Books…Hang on a minute; did you just say Zak Posen…on Amazon? ... Read more

2nd December 2016

International Employment Law Update - November 2016

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24th November 2016

ListenIn Podcast: How will the autumn statement impact the UK ...

Following the autumn statement this week delivered by Philip Hammond, Paul Olliff ... Read more

24th November 2016

In the press: The gig economy won’t be killed off so easily ...

Employment partner, Dominic Holmes, talks “gig economy” in a City A.M. blog. ... Read more

23rd November 2016

In the press: City Law Firm, Taylor Vinters is pioneering legal ...

Last month, we took a look at Eagle Labs - the business incubator started by Barclays ... Read more

22nd November 2016

In the press: Taylor Vinters incubation of AI tech start-up ThoughtRiver ...

The Legal Geek conference brought representatives from all parts of the global lawtech ... Read more

16th November 2016

Work placement students can bring discrimination claims against ...

The Court of Appeal has addressed an apparent gap in the law, by confirming that ... Read more

14th November 2016

Sports Direct: Review of the Select Committee Report and lessons ...

During the summer, the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee ... Read more

14th November 2016

Disability discrimination: Requirement to make reasonable adjustments ...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has determined that an employer’s assumption ... Read more

14th November 2016

HR audits – practical tips

There are many good reasons why a multinational company will want to conduct an audit ... Read more

13th November 2016

Taylor Vinters advises AIM-quoted Defenx plc on its placing raising ...

Taylor Vinters has advised AIM-quoted Defenx plc (AIM: DFX), a leading mobile security ... Read more

9th November 2016

In the press: HR’s role in data protection issues is paramount, ...

​What is HR’s role in ensuring staff adhere to data protection? Taylor Vinters ... Read more

4th November 2016

Employment Law Podcast: Analysis on Brexit, new Government proposals ...

In the latest in our regular series of HR ListenIn podcasts, Dom Holmes and Scott ... Read more

31st October 2016

In the press: Gig economy can still work for business, says Dominic ...

​Taylor Vinters employment partner, Dominic Holmes, comments in CIPD and HR News ... Read more

31st October 2016

Uber Verdict: “There is no reason why flexible gig-economy ...

Dominic Holmes, Partner at International Law Firm, Taylor Vinters states: “Uber ... Read more

28th October 2016

CBI and Taylor Vinters share insights into the upcoming US Election ...

​Senior business leaders came together from across the East of England this Wednesday ... Read more

27th October 2016

Taylor Vinters advises AIM-quoted Physiomics plc on its placing ...

Taylor Vinters has advised AIM-quoted Physiomics plc (AIM: PYC), a leading computational ... Read more

25th October 2016

In the press: Taylor Vinters’ IT Director, Steve Sumner, talks ...

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18th October 2016

Byte Night 2016

The Taylor Vinters team of Rachel Bevan, Geoff Dragon and Sadie Norman joined more ... Read more

11th October 2016

Taylor Vinters highly commended at FT Innovative Lawyers Awards ...

Taylor Vinters has been highly commended at the FT Innovative Lawyer Awards Europe ... Read more

6th October 2016

In the press: Top law firms survive heavyweights KO

Two things are immediately obvious from this year’s Legal 500 Guide – firstly ... Read more

19th September 2016

International Taylor Vinters sweeps the board in regional Legal ...

Taylor Vinters, which earlier this month was tipped for a prestigious Financial Times ... Read more

16th September 2016

Safeguarding the Olympic brands for Rio 2016

According to the Rio 2016 Brand Protection Guidelines, the Olympic and Paralympic ... Read more

14th September 2016

#Brand: modern-day trade marks

Traditionally, one of the vital roles of a trade mark has been to act as a so-called ... Read more

14th September 2016

Modern Slavery Act 2015 and anti-slavery statements: key requirements ...

As many people are aware, the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act) was the first of ... Read more

14th September 2016

The New General Data Protection Regulation: what you need to ...

In April 2016, the European Parliament formally ratified the General Data Protection ... Read more

14th September 2016

​Post-Brexit Boom for UK Corporate Fundraising?

A historic vote for Brexit and a Bank of England base rate slashed to its lowest ... Read more

14th September 2016

New recruits: The trainee lawyers of 2016

​The time has come again where new recruits begin their pursuit to becoming a lawyer, ... Read more

7th September 2016

​Taylor Vinters supports Pusher Ltd with major capital injection ...

International law firm, Taylor Vinters, has advised UK start-up Pusher Ltd on a revolving ... Read more

5th September 2016

Taylor Vinters tipped for top innovation award

Taylor Vinters is in the running for a top award in the Financial Times (FT) Innovative ... Read more

1st September 2016

Taylor Vinters advises AIM-quoted Defenx plc on its acquisition ...

International law firm, Taylor Vinters, has advised AIM-quoted Defenx plc (AIM:DFX), ... Read more

12th August 2016

Taylor Vinters advises AIM-quoted Proxama plc on its placing ...

Taylor Vinters has advised AIM-quoted Proxama plc (AIM: PROX), the leading mobile ... Read more

5th August 2016

In the press: Taylor Vinters' comment in Raconteur’s article ...

​Taylor Vinters managing partner, Ed Turner, provides expert comment in Raconteur ... Read more

1st August 2016

Taylor Vinters partners with Illuminate Charity to combat work ...

International Law Firm, Taylor Vinters, and Cambridge based charity Illuminate Charity, are ... Read more

20th July 2016

The new Trade Secrets Directive – impact for employers

The EU Trade Secrets Directive has recently been introduced, which will aim to harmonise ... Read more

18th July 2016

In which circumstances can an employee based abroad bring a discrimination ...

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the territorial scope of UK discrimination ... Read more

18th July 2016

Interim relief available to employers to seek and destroy confidential ...

The High Court has recently ordered the inspection and imaging of a former employee’s ... Read more

18th July 2016

Employing people – National Living Wage and zero-hour contracts ...

As part of his summer budget, the Chancellor George Osborne announced the introduction ... Read more

14th July 2016

Health & Safety in Agriculture – are you up to date?

When was the last time your business reviewed its Health and Safety policies and ... Read more

14th July 2016

Renewable energy projects – make sure you consider the Inheritance ...

Transforming an underused piece of land into a profitable renewables project is a ... Read more

14th July 2016

Changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax

1 April 2016 saw the increase in Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) rates for those purchasing ... Read more

14th July 2016

Taylor Vinters advises on £17.65m sale of Westminster office ...

​International law firm Taylor Vinters has advised on the £17.65m sale of Dacre ... Read more

14th July 2016

Blog alert: Hey! Hands Off My IP (Patents)

​Have you designed the next influential thing in fashion? You might want to patent ... Read more

13th July 2016

Taylor Vinters advises AIM-quoted Cyan Holdings plc on its acquisition ...

Taylor Vinters has advised AIM-quoted Cyan Holdings plc (AIM:CYAN.L), the integrated ... Read more

6th July 2016

Annual Return now replaced with Confirmation Statement

​What is the confirmation statement? UK limited companies and LLPs are now required ... Read more

4th July 2016

Construction firm fined £550,000 for Offences of Corporate Manslaughter ...

After pleading guilty to two counts of corporate manslaughter and one breach of the ... Read more

30th June 2016

Storm Therapeutics raises £12m to develop novel cancer therapeutics: ...

Imperial Innovations Group plc (AIM: IVO) announces that portfolio company Storm ... Read more

29th June 2016

General Data Protection Regulation: An update in light of the ...

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to come into force in 2018 but, ... Read more

29th June 2016

Brexit Vote Result: What It Means

As a historic ‘Brexit’ comes to pass - with the UK voting to leave the European ... Read more

24th June 2016

Thousands of UK Business's Trade Marks at Risk from Brexit

If the UK votes for a ‘Brexit’ this week, the brand assets and intellectual property ... Read more

22nd June 2016

In the press: Financial Times talks about ThoughtRiver, the AI ...

ThoughtRiver, the AI tech start-up incubated by Taylor Vinters, talks about the role ... Read more

21st June 2016

​Team Taylor Vinters takes on the Cambridge Legal Walk

On Monday 13 June, sixteen brave members of Team Taylor Vinters (plus family and ... Read more

17th June 2016

Data from Energy Performance Certificates to be in public domain ...

The government has made a move to make data from Energy Performance Certificates ... Read more

16th June 2016

In the press: Taylor Vinters comment on why financial services ...

Fintech expert and partner at Taylor Vinters, Howard Womersley Smith, provides comment ... Read more

7th June 2016

Venturefest East event sponsored by Taylor Vinters attracts over ...

Over 650 delegates made up of entrepreneurs and innovators attended the first ever ... Read more

6th June 2016

Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive due to come ...

Following our cyber security briefing on 4 January 2016, the EU Presidency has this ... Read more

20th May 2016

Another Charities Act – what’s new?

After slowly rumbling through Parliament, the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) ... Read more

20th May 2016

Charities criticise grant agreement gagging clause

On 6 February 2016, the Cabinet Office posted a press release on its website saying ... Read more

20th May 2016

Charity fundraising: does more regulation equal better practice? ...

Much of the focus within the sector over the past few months has been on charity ... Read more

20th May 2016

Persons of Significant Control – new company register required ...

New regulations have come into effect that require companies to maintain a register ... Read more

20th May 2016

The new ASEAN Economic Community: introducing employee cross ...

The creation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) earlier this year created a community ... Read more

18th May 2016

Canada: Ontario introduces presumption of "work-relatedness" ...

In February 2016, the Ontario government introduced a bill that would create a rebuttable ... Read more

17th May 2016

Cambodia: New Cambodian healthcare scheme benefits employees, ...

The Cambodian government recently issued Sub-Decree 01/16 to establish a new national ... Read more

17th May 2016

Estonia: Termination of fixed-term contracts permitted, provided ...

The Supreme Court of Estonia (the ‘Court’) has recently ruled that the courts ... Read more

17th May 2016

Albania: Substantial changes in the legal framework on employment ...

In December 2015, a number of amendments to the Labour Code were adopted by the Albanian ... Read more

17th May 2016

Austria: New amendments to legal provisions on the prevention ...

Lawmakers intend to clarify and, in some respects, further tighten the already strict ... Read more

17th May 2016

Bahrain: New right for employers to terminate contracts of employment ...

New legislation recently introduced in Bahrain (Bahrain Law No. 37 of 2015) provides ... Read more

17th May 2016

Brazil: Moral damages awarded to a foreign employee who was dismissed ...

Recently, the Superior Labor Court (the SLC) reinstated a lower court’s decision ... Read more

17th May 2016

Bulgaria: Managers of companies no longer permitted to be issued ...

For many years, managers and companies in Bulgaria have been given the option to ... Read more

17th May 2016

China: Changes to employees’ benefits as a result of China’s ...

An amendment to the Law on Population and Family Planning (the Amendment) came into ... Read more

17th May 2016

Croatia: How (im)practical is it for employees to work from home? ...

We are all aware that the way work is performed is constantly changing. Not only ... Read more

17th May 2016

Czech Republic: Battle against discrimination in remuneration ...

In accordance with European standards and directives, every employer must ensure ... Read more

17th May 2016

Finland: Recent reforms to the law on accidents in the workplace ...

The Act on Employment Accidents and Occupational Diseases (the Act) was recently ... Read more

17th May 2016

Finland: Changes to Job Alternation Leave

Employees’ right to Job Alternation Leave has been restricted as a result of recent ... Read more

17th May 2016

France: Court decision re-iterates that employers must take the ...

Employers have legal responsibility and obligations for the health, safety, and security ... Read more

17th May 2016

Germany: Data processing and image protection in the employment ...

Though highly disputed, a new decision of the German Federal Labour Court shows that ... Read more

17th May 2016

Greece: Negotiation of draft National Social Security System ...

A number of amendments to existing labour laws are being proposed by the Greek government ... Read more

17th May 2016

Honduras: New framework law on social insurance promises an increase ...

The legislative branch of Honduras recently enacted the Framework Law on the Social ... Read more

17th May 2016

Hong Kong: Proposed changes to the law on reinstatement and re-engagement ...

In Hong Kong, the Employment Ordinance (Ordinance) empowers the Labour Tribunal (Tribunal) ... Read more

17th May 2016

Hungary: Green light has been given to employers to monitor employees? ...

The recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights (the ECHR) in the case ... Read more

17th May 2016

Ireland: Perceptions of age in the workplace and changes to the ...

The Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015, which came into effect on 1 January ... Read more

17th May 2016

Italy: Tax and social security under the Stability Law 2016

The ‘Stability Law 2016’ came into effect on 1 January 2016, introducing some ... Read more

17th May 2016

Japan: Introduction of the stress check system

The deadline for employers to conduct the first round of stress checks, recently ... Read more

17th May 2016

Jordan: New restrictions on foreign employees

The Jordanian Ministry of Labor (MOL) has recently restricted employment of non-Jordanian ... Read more

17th May 2016

Kazakhstan: New Labour Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan

A new Labour Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan (the New Labour Code) came into force ... Read more

17th May 2016

Kenya: The evolution of redundancy laws

The Employment and Labour Relations Courts (the Courts) have, in recent cases, introduced ... Read more

17th May 2016

Kuwait: New standard form employment contract in Kuwait

In 2016, the regulatory body known as the Kuwaiti Ministry of Social Affairs and ... Read more

17th May 2016

Latvia: Popularity of termination of employment on the grounds ...

Termination of employment on the grounds of serious concerns relating to the morality ... Read more

17th May 2016

Lithuania: Recent case law on non-disclosure of commercial secrets ...

The Supreme Court of Lithuania (the SCL) has recently provided clarity on the following ... Read more

17th May 2016

Luxembourg: The upcoming reform on parental leave

On 15 January 2016, the bill of law no. 6935 (the Bill) was lodged before the Luxembourg ... Read more

17th May 2016

Malaysia: Punitive compensation awarded in unfair dismissal case ...

The Kuala Lumpur Industrial Court (the Court) in the case of Sivabalan a/l Poobalasingam ... Read more

17th May 2016

Mexico: Introduction of notice system for workplace accidents ...

From 1 January 2016, employers are able to inform the Ministry of Labor and Social ... Read more

17th May 2016

Mexico: Limitation to compensation for wrongful termination

When suing a former employer for wrongful termination, the employee is most often ... Read more

17th May 2016

New Zealand: Significant changes to address minimum employment ...

In March 2016, a suite of amendment bills passed their third readings in New Zealand’s ... Read more

17th May 2016

Nigeria: The identity of end-users in triangular employment relationships ...

Triangular employment relationships (i.e. arrangements where the beneficiary of an ... Read more

17th May 2016

Norway: Restrictions on non-competition, non-solicitation and ...

New legislation regarding restrictive covenants in employment agreements came into ... Read more

17th May 2016

Oman: Omani employers able to employ individuals on a part-time ...

New legislation recently introduced in Oman (Decision Number 102 of 2015) (Decision) ... Read more

17th May 2016

Poland: Employment contract must be issued before first day of ...

The draft amendment to the Labour Code recently submitted to the Polish Parliament ... Read more

17th May 2016

Qatar: Introduction of the Wage Protection System

Cash payments may become a thing of the past in Qatar as employers are required to ... Read more

17th May 2016

Romania: Dismissal of employee holding a trade union position ...

The Romanian legal provisions protecting employees with eligible positions within ... Read more

17th May 2016

Rwanda: The issue of co-employment: human resource mobility and ...

The global economy is dominated by enormous corporate groups with complex multi-tiered ... Read more

17th May 2016

Saudi Arabia: Recent amendments to Saudi Labour Law

A number of amendments to Saudi Labour Law recently came into effect. Read more

17th May 2016

Serbia: Impact of new Law on Secondment of Employees Abroad on ...

The Serbian legislator has recently passed the Law on Secondment of Employees Abroad ... Read more

17th May 2016

Singapore: High court highlights the importance of a clear and ...

In the recent case of Piattchanine, Iouri v Phosagro Asia Pte Ltd (Piattchanine), ... Read more

17th May 2016

Slovakia: New rules for temporary allocation of employees applicable ...

Recently, new rules on the temporary allocation of employees, the so-called ‘personal ... Read more

17th May 2016

Slovenia: Amendment to Minimum Wage Act

The Slovenian Parliament recently adopted an amendment to the Minimum Wage Act (the ... Read more

17th May 2016

South Africa: ‘Trying your luck’ or sexual harassment? Labour ...

The Labour Appeal Court (the LAC) recently provided some guidance on navigating the ... Read more

17th May 2016

Spain: Employees’ personal data and the use of surveillance ...

The Constitutional Court (the Court) has approved an employer’s use of surveillance ... Read more

17th May 2016

Sweden: Sweden introduces legislation to counteract abuse of ...

Temporary employment roles are prevalent in Sweden: from the constraints of a yearly ... Read more

17th May 2016

Taiwan: Taipei City: labour inspections and employer obligations ...

The number of Department of Labor inspections carried out in Taipei continues to ... Read more

17th May 2016

The Netherlands: New guidelines and model contracts for self-employed ...

In February 2016, the Dutch government adopted the Assessment of Employment Relationships ... Read more

17th May 2016

UAE: New laws relating to offer letters, termination and labour ...

The UAE Ministry of Labour ("MOL") has recently introduced three new resolutions ... Read more

17th May 2016

Ukraine: New Labor Code expected later this year

The Labor Code of Ukraine (the "Old Labor Code") was adopted back in 1971 to regulate ... Read more

17th May 2016

USA: Class-actions on the rise for misclassifying on-demand workers ...

Current US state and federal law provide for only two categories of full-time workers: ... Read more

17th May 2016

USA: Federal government agencies continue to expand joint employer ...

‘Joint employers’ are individually and jointly responsible for compliance with ... Read more

17th May 2016

Israel: Israeli pension reform

Amendment 12 to the Supervision of Financial Services (Provident Funds) Law (the ... Read more

17th May 2016

Taylor Vinters advise on strategic partnership between Dick White ...

Taylor Vinters has advised Dick White Referrals on a strategic alliance whereby Pets ... Read more

12th May 2016

Taylor Vinters announce eight promotions

Taylor Vinters is pleased to announce its 2016 promotions for lawyers who have continued ... Read more

11th May 2016

Vicarious liability: Supreme Court clarifies when an employer ...

In two recent cases, the Supreme Court has confirmed the principles under which an ... Read more

3rd May 2016

Employers not obliged to continue providing salary sacrifice ...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has determined that an employer did not discriminate ... Read more

3rd May 2016

Direct disability discrimination: decision-maker must have actual ...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that, in the context of direct ... Read more

3rd May 2016

Q&A: employers required to publish annual Slavery and Human Trafficking ...

Under the Modern Slavery Act, there is now a requirement for certain employers to ... Read more

3rd May 2016

Thought Leadership: Matt Meyer comments on Artificial Intelligence ...

A digital revolution is reshaping professional services. What does that mean for ... Read more

22nd April 2016

Domain names – protecting your brand

After deciding to take the plunge with an idea for a new business and finally coming ... Read more

21st April 2016

The new deal on personal data

Mixed response to the Privacy Shield – a new mechanism for safeguarding the privacy ... Read more

21st April 2016

A black day for the London Taxi Corporation

Close your eyes and picture one of London’s iconic black cabs. The chances are ... Read more

21st April 2016

EU rewrites book on dispute resolution for online sales

Is your company established in the EU? Do you sell goods, services or digital content ... Read more

21st April 2016

An overview of blockchain and its possible applications in the ...

Blockchain is the underlying technology that enables the Bitcoin system to work; ... Read more

21st April 2016

​On the radio: Leading drone lawyer Peter Lee speaks to BBC ...

Drone lawyer and Taylor Vinters’ consultant, Peter Lee, spoke with BBC Radio 4 ... Read more

19th April 2016

In the press: CEO Matt Meyer comments on why it’s important ...

CEO Matt Meyer provides comment in BDLN’s article on why it’s important for law ... Read more

18th April 2016

In the press: Taylor Vinters comment on flying hobbyist drones ...

Drone lawyer and Taylor Vinters’ consultant, Peter Lee, provides comment in The ... Read more

14th April 2016

Taylor Vinters Partners with Legal Artificial Intelligence Start-up ...

Taylor Vinters announces a strategic partnership with legal tech start-up ThoughtRiver, ... Read more

12th April 2016

Private Wealth - Welcome changes to Capital Gains Tax

​One of the key announcements in the March 2016 Budget for individuals was the ... Read more

6th April 2016

European Trade Mark Law is Changing

​The new European Union Trade Mark Regulation came into force on 23 March 2016 ... Read more

24th March 2016

Taylor Vinters’ Vertical Rush team raise funds for Shelter

On Tuesday 8 March, five ominously enthusiastic members of the Taylor Vinters’ ... Read more

10th March 2016

UK: Commission payments must be included when calculating statutory ...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (‘EAT’) has confirmed that results-based commission ... Read more

9th March 2016

UK: Gender pay gap reporting is nearly upon us

The Government has commenced consultation on proposed draft legislation that will ... Read more

9th March 2016

Disability discrimination: the ability to carry out work-related ...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (‘EAT’) has confirmed that activities carried ... Read more

9th March 2016

TUPE may still apply if the activities are stopped before a potential ...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (‘EAT’) has determined that an interruption in ... Read more

9th March 2016

The New Deal on Personal Data: Part 2

On 29 February 2016 the EU Commission announced details of the Privacy Shield. Things ... Read more

8th March 2016

Changes to filing regime at Companies House and record-keeping ...

​The Small Business Enterprise and Employment Bill was introduced in 2015. It is ... Read more

4th March 2016

First Mobile Collaboration Tool for Law Firms Launched by Pekama ...

Coinciding with this week’s Mobile World Congress (MWC16), Legal Tech start-up ... Read more

3rd March 2016

In the press: Taylor Vinters comment on Fintech regulatory warning ...

UK authorities have been urged to ensure innovative payment firms, challenger banks ... Read more

3rd March 2016

Taylor Vinters talk to innovators at Pitch@Palace Biotech Boot ...

Pitch@Palace is an initiative of the Duke of York which aims to support entrepreneurs ... Read more

1st March 2016

Envestors showcases companies at the forefront of the renaissance ...

Taylor Vinters proudly hosted Envestors’ breakfast seminar on opportunities for ... Read more

29th February 2016

Intellectual Property (IP) protection for startups: Top tips ...

​Two of Taylor Vinters’ IP specialists, Louisa Dixon and Sarah Simpson, shared ... Read more

17th February 2016

Trustees ultimately to blame for Kids Company collapse, says ...

The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) report into ... Read more

9th February 2016

New deal on personal data

​Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic trumpet the Privacy Shield, a new deal ... Read more

3rd February 2016

Taylor Vinters helps Intelligent Fingerprinting with investment ...

Taylor Vinters has advised, portable fingerprint-based drug screening device developer, ... Read more

1st February 2016

UK: Sickness absence policies: how far does the duty to make ...

The Court of Appeal has given important guidance on how the duty to make reasonable ... Read more

29th January 2016

Monitoring private messages did not breach employee’s right ...

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has confirmed that monitoring an employee’s ... Read more

29th January 2016

Banning an employee from speaking her native Russian language ...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has determined that prohibiting an employee ... Read more

29th January 2016

Taylor Vinters are delighted to be sponsoring Venturefest East ...

Venturefest East brings together innovators, successful entrepreneurs and investors ... Read more

28th January 2016

KitKat denied shape trade mark

In the past week, a High Court ruling denied Nestlé’s bid to trade mark the shape ... Read more

27th January 2016

As an HR Professional what legislation and case law should you ...

Taylor Vinters Singapore-based employment lawyer, Johanna Johnson, gives an overview. ... Read more

26th January 2016

Second home stamp duty – implications for property held in ...

There has been much media coverage recently regarding the increased stamp duty land ... Read more

26th January 2016

Time to check on your Community Trade Marks

Do you own a Community Trade Mark (CTM) filed before 22 June 2012? If so, later ... Read more

22nd January 2016

Brand protection specialist Louisa Dixon named as one of the ...

​Louisa Dixon has been ranked for the first time in the WTR 1000 list of The World’s ... Read more

21st January 2016

Will the ASEAN Economic Community mean free movement of labour? ...

A new economic community is being formed in 2016 to represent 625 million people ... Read more

7th January 2016

“Divorce without blame”?

If enacted, the new No Fault Divorce Bill currently progressing through the House ... Read more

6th January 2016

How should digital assets be dealt with on death?

We have put together a list of practical suggestions on how your digital assets should ... Read more

5th January 2016

Australia: Will franchisors become liable for breaches of the ...

In September 2014, the Fair Work Ombudsman ("FWO") approached a number of 7-Eleven ... Read more

4th January 2016

Brazil: Court ruling on the indexation of labour debt is overturned ...

August brought alarming news from the highest labour court in Brazil, the Superior ... Read more

4th January 2016

Cambodia: Minimum wage increases for workers in the textile, ...

Cambodian Labour Law ("Labour Law") requires employers to provide their workers with ... Read more

4th January 2016

China: Amendment to Shanghai Collective Contract Regulation: ...

An amendment to the Regulation of Shanghai Municipality on Collective Contract came ... Read more

4th January 2016

Costa Rica: Draft law expands the grounds for discrimination ...

Article 33 of the Costa Rican Constitution sets out the principle of equality and ... Read more

4th January 2016

Czech Republic: Delivery of termination notice – a hard nut ...

Czech law has strict rules for delivery of a notice of employment termination. The ... Read more

4th January 2016

Finland: Important ruling concerning protection afforded to employee ...

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4th January 2016

France: Hamon law has been redrafted to soften the obligations ...

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4th January 2016

Hong Kong: New implied term of anti-avoidance in employment contracts? ...

An employer who terminates an employee’s employment in order to avoid paying a ... Read more

4th January 2016

Hungary: Proposed amendments to the Labour Code in Hungary

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4th January 2016

Indonesia: New regulations for Indonesian companies with foreign ...

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4th January 2016

Ireland: Data Protection: fall of the Safe Harbour Arrangement ...

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4th January 2016

Israel: New obligations for employers that conduct screening ...

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4th January 2016

Japan: Amendments to the Worker Dispatch Act

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4th January 2016

Luxembourg: Important appeal ruling concerning the dismissal ...

The Upper Court (Cour de Cassation) has recently overruled the controversial decision ... Read more

4th January 2016

Mexico: New Standards for Labour Equality and Non-Discrimination ...

Despite efforts over the years to safeguard the rights of employees, various forms ... Read more

4th January 2016

Nigeria: The National Industrial Court starts to change the landscape ...

Prior to the promotion of the National Industrial Court ("NIC") to the status of ... Read more

4th January 2016

Romania: Employment status – updated guidance published

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4th January 2016

Russia: Use of agency workers prohibited in Russia

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4th January 2016

Singapore: Singapore High Court confines the use of ‘springboard’ ...

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4th January 2016

South Korea: Proposed changes to Korean labour laws

The Korean Economic and Social Development Commission ("ESDC") recently reached an ... Read more

4th January 2016

Sweden: New Regulation seeks to reduce work-related illness

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4th January 2016

Switzerland: Clarification on bonus entitlement thanks to new ...

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4th January 2016

Taiwan: Pension reforms: more options for pensioners and greater ...

Proposed changes to Taiwan’s pension fund system will give employees over 60 with ... Read more

4th January 2016

Thailand: Employers should carefully consider their employment ...

The Thai Supreme Court has recently ruled that a fixed-term contract of employment ... Read more

4th January 2016

Turkey: Clarification on compensation payable when an employee ...

The Turkish Code of Obligations ("the TCO") stipulates under Article 440, that when ... Read more

4th January 2016

UAE: UAE Labour Market Reform: a new platform for 2016

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4th January 2016

USA: Ground-breaking decision finds sex discrimination laws cover ...

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("the EEOC") has held for the first ... Read more

4th January 2016

USA: New laws in Texas mean employees can openly carry handguns ...

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4th January 2016

USA: New York expands protection for women with the Women’s ...

New York Governor Cuomo recently signed into law five bills that will provide greater ... Read more

4th January 2016

Cybersecurity in the UK

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4th January 2016

Unsafe Harbor

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4th January 2016

Is my link legal?

In recent years, the popularity of hyperlinking and embedding has grown considerably. ... Read more

4th January 2016

Community Trademarks: avoiding the descriptiveness trap

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4th January 2016

Following the crowd: risks (as well as benefits) of crowdfunding ...

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4th January 2016

Cybersecurity in the EU

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4th January 2016

UK: Employer breached mutual trust and confidence by not allowing ...

The High Court has held that an employer who refused to allow an employee to be accompanied ... Read more

4th January 2016

UK: To guide but not to interfere: EAT clarifies role of HR in ...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT") has overturned an employment tribunal’s ... Read more

4th January 2016

UK: Whistleblowing: wider scope for employees to bring whistleblowing ...

​The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that a complaint made by four employees ... Read more

22nd December 2015

Gender equality: Lord Davies’ final report on women in the ...

Lord Davies has recently published his final report, five years after being commissioned ... Read more

22nd December 2015

Round-up: expert analysis on recent news stories from the Taylor ...

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22nd December 2015

Unfair dismissal: employer was right to dismiss only one of two ...

​The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has overturned a finding of unfair dismissal ... Read more

22nd December 2015

How to handle team moves

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16th December 2015

Cybersecurity in the EU

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15th December 2015

Taylor Vinters invests in revolutionary Cambridge legal tech ...

A Cambridge-based Legal Tech start-up, Pekama, has successfully closed a second over-subscribed ... Read more

10th December 2015

TalkTalk data breach – regulatory lawyer comments on the security ...

Rhys Williams has commented on the TalkTalk data breach in the latest addition of ... Read more

1st December 2015

HR Audits – avoiding the pitfalls

​There are many good reasons why a multinational company will want to conduct an ... Read more

24th November 2015

​Putting Children First – National Family Dispute Resolution ...

Family Dispute Resolution Week takes place from 23-27 November 2015. It aims to raise ... Read more

19th November 2015

Drone lawyer speaks at AppsWorld Event in London

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19th November 2015

Blowing the whistle on wrongdoing in your charity - how employees ...

The Charity Commission has recently (October 2015) issued guidance for charity employees ... Read more

18th November 2015

The myth of the common law husband and wife

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11th November 2015

Taylor Vinters focuses real estate practice with partial transfer ...

International law firm Taylor Vinters today announces the transfer of part of its ... Read more

5th November 2015

​​​ASEAN Economic Community: A Change on the HR Horizon? ...

As the Christmas decorations begin to appear, the creation of the ASEAN Economic ... Read more

5th November 2015

Welcome changes to Inheritance Tax

In the July 2015 Budget, the Chancellor confirmed that there would be legislation ... Read more

2nd November 2015

Are Deeds of Variation at risk?

HMRC has recently launched a review of the use of deeds of variation for tax purposes ... Read more

2nd November 2015

Understand the laws of the land before you make your Will

Do you have a holiday home on the continent? Are you a UK national but resident ... Read more

2nd November 2015

Do you have excess income that you could give away?

Have you heard of the inheritance tax (“IHT”) exemption for normal expenditure ... Read more

2nd November 2015

Attention all family business owners - have you thought about ...

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2nd November 2015

The importance of appointing guardians in your Will

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2nd November 2015

A Costly Big Data Breach at Morrisons

In an age where data is increasingly centralised and managed digitally, staff data ... Read more

2nd November 2015

Is your top performer a workplace bully?

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30th October 2015

Singapore: Silicon Valley of the East?

​Taylor Vinters’ Head of Asia, ​Henry Goodwin, comments on why British technology ... Read more

29th October 2015

​High Court ruling issued in Uber taximeter case

The High Court has declared that the use of the Uber Driver app is not a taximeter ... Read more

27th October 2015

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26th October 2015

Taylor Vinters joins sparking group of businesses supporting ...

We are delighted to be supporting the annual fireworks for 2015 on 5 November on ... Read more

21st October 2015

CEO and Chair of Kids Company before Parliamentary Select Committee ...

As the closure of Kids Company generates further fallout in the charities sector, ... Read more

20th October 2015

The End of an Era for 'Cheat's Charter'

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14th October 2015

What today's landmark divorce ruling means for wealthy individuals ...

The husbands in the high-profile cases of Sharland and Gohil, had both lied to the ... Read more

14th October 2015

European court confirms that ‘working time’ includes travel ...

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has confirmed that time spent by ... Read more

13th October 2015

To guide but not to interfere: EAT clarifies role of HR in disciplinary ...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has overturned an employment tribunal’s decision ... Read more

13th October 2015

Disability discrimination only requires a ‘loose’ causal ...

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13th October 2015

Court of Appeal rejects latest challenge to employment tribunal ...

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13th October 2015

High Court refuses to order compliance with data subject access ...

The High Court has refused to order compliance with a data subject access request ... Read more

13th October 2015

Why is social media causing challenges for HR professionals? ...

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12th October 2015

Safe Harbour and the ECJ decision on the Schrems case

On 06 October 2015, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”), the EU’s highest ... Read more

7th October 2015

Taylor Vinters on a roll - winner of Lex 100 Awards

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7th October 2015

TechConnection 2015: Bringing together Asia and the UK

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6th October 2015

Taylor Vinters nominated for the third year in the Legal Week ...

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6th October 2015

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1st October 2015

Taylor Vinters advises international mobile proximity commerce ...

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1st October 2015

Residential landlords take note - new regulations for smoke and ...

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1st October 2015

Taylor Vinters named top regional law firm for TMT by the Legal ...

The awards are based on the Legal 500’s intensive research of UK firms across 16 ... Read more

1st October 2015

HR need not worry about remote workers

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1st October 2015

​Aim Team announces new guidance on company disclosures of ...

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29th September 2015

Trade marks: it's all change in the Community

Following years of discussion on EU trade mark reform, the Council of the EU has ... Read more

24th September 2015

The Insurance Act 2015: the balance shifts

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24th September 2015

Consumer Rights Act 2015: 20 terms of grey

The Consumer Rights Act (CRA) comes into force on 1 October 2015 and will consolidate ... Read more

24th September 2015

Data Protection: keep it secret, keep it safe

Most people are aware of the existence of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the DPA), ... Read more

24th September 2015

Engaging Employees Overseas: Avoiding the Pitfalls

A multinational software company is looking to set-up a customer service centre in ... Read more

23rd September 2015

New Recruits at Taylor Vinters

Law firms around the country see a new ‘crop’ of recruits join their ranks and ... Read more

23rd September 2015

Cambridge has been named “the UK’s cheating capital” in ...

​Fairly or unfairly, Cambridge has been named “the UK’s cheating capital” ... Read more

18th September 2015

Talking Tech and Singapore on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

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17th September 2015

Aggressive fundraising tactics and trusting charities with your ...

It has been a summer when charities have barely been out of the news headlines – ... Read more

7th September 2015

Collapse of Kids Company shines spotlight on trustee responsibilities ...

The Collapse of Kids Company has shone a spotlight on the role of charity trustees ... Read more

1st September 2015

Australia: Fair Work Commission makes changes to annual leave ...

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28th August 2015

Cambodia: Overtime work cannot exceed two hours per day

By Chris Robinson and Samnangvathana Sor, DFDL A new announcement confirms that ... Read more

28th August 2015

Canada: New Employment Standards Act compliance obligations in ...

By Kathryn L. Meehan and John-Paul Alexandrowicz, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie ... Read more

28th August 2015

China: New immigration policies to attract foreign talent

By Michael Wang, Martin Hu & Partners New immigration policies and measures for ... Read more

28th August 2015

China: Draft rule addresses vagueness in Labour Contract Law

By Efar Zhou, Martin Hu & Partners A recent draft Implementation Rule (“Draft ... Read more

28th August 2015

Costa Rica: New regulation regarding tips for waiters and waitresses ...

By Melissa Mata Agüero, AG Legal A new regulation has been published which standardises ... Read more

28th August 2015

Costa Rica: Congress looking to legislate working from home in ...

By Melissa Mata Agϋero, AG Legal With increasing numbers of employees working ... Read more

28th August 2015

Denmark: Supreme Court ruling on reading employee’s email correspondence ...

By Mette Gahrn-Jensen, Mazanti-Andersen Korsø Jensen The Supreme Court has recently ... Read more

28th August 2015

Estonia: Sports stars should be employees

By Indrek Kangur, VARUL Estonia In Estonia, conclusion of stipend contracts (as ... Read more

28th August 2015

Finland: Amendment to laws on agency workers and sub-contractors ...

By Henna Kinnunen and Mikko Hanni, Castrén & Snellman Attorneys Ltd Amendments ... Read more

28th August 2015

Germany: Working for a competitor after a dismissal is subsequently ...

By Stefan Fischer and Soenke Oltmanns, Kliemt & Vollstaedt If termination of employment ... Read more

28th August 2015

Greece: Group collective labour agreements now possible

By Georgios C. Chatzigiannakis, NOMOS Law Firm The possibility of signing collective ... Read more

28th August 2015

India: Indian labour laws set for a major overhaul

By Veena Gopalakrishnan and Ajay Singh Solanki, Nishith Desai Associates The ... Read more

28th August 2015

Ireland: Likely increase to national minimum wage

By Boyce Shubotham and Kirsten Kingerlee, William Fry Following a report published ... Read more

28th August 2015

Israel: New obligation to increase the number of disabled employees ...

By Orly Gerbi, Herzog Fox & Neeman A new definition of "fair representation" requires ... Read more

28th August 2015

Italy: New legislation covers making changes to duties and responsibilities ...

By Iacopo Aliverti Piuri, hELP – the Employment Law Plant New legislation in ... Read more

28th August 2015

Japan: Introduction of an individual identification numbers system ...

By Junichi Ueda, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune The “My Number” system, which will ... Read more

28th August 2015

New law regulating volunteer work adopted in Latvia

By Dace Indane, VARUL Riga office Following European Commission recommendations, ... Read more

28th August 2015

Lithuania: Proposed labour reform in Lithuania

By Giedre Dailidenaite, VARUL Lithuania A framework of planned reforms of labour ... Read more

28th August 2015

Mexico: Amendments to the legal working age and labour rights ...

By Alfonso Villalva (author) and Tessa Amalie Overgaard Andersen (researcher), Bufete ... Read more

28th August 2015

Myanmar: Recent developments and reform of labour laws

By Nwe Oo and Shalini Ghosh, Tilleke & Gibbins New labour laws have recently been ... Read more

28th August 2015

Hong Kong: Third parties to be able to enforce terms under employment-related ...

By Cynthia Chung and Gladys Ching, Deacons For contracts entered into after 1 ... Read more

28th August 2015

Luxembourg: New legislation on staff representation

By Céline Ollier, Arendt & Medernach SA On 23 July 2015, a new law in Luxembourg ... Read more

28th August 2015

Netherlands: The right to strike in the Netherlands – is it ...

By Arco Siemons, Wieringa Advocaten Two relatively recent Supreme Court decisions ... Read more

28th August 2015

New Zealand: Significant reforms proposed to health and safety ...

By Elizabeth Coats, Bell Gully The Health and Safety Reform Bill (“the Bill”) ... Read more

28th August 2015

Norway: Proposal for new restrictions on use of non-competition ...

By Sunniva Sandvold, Nina Sandnes and Linn Terese Engvik, Kluge Advokatfirma AS This ... Read more

28th August 2015

Portugal: New protection for employees in the event of the insolvency ...

By Margarida Mendes Calixto, Abreu & Marques e Associados A new Salary Guarantee ... Read more

28th August 2015

Romania: New laws on weekly rest, agency workers and pregnant ...

By Andreea Zvac, Wolf Theiss There have been various changes to Romanian legislation ... Read more

28th August 2015

Russia: Evaluation of working conditions in Russia

By Yegor Kravchenko, Westside Advisors Russian health and safety legislation has ... Read more

28th August 2015

Saudi Arabia: Fundamental reform to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ...

By Zahir Qayum, Al Tamimi & Company A Resolution has recently been approved to ... Read more

28th August 2015

Singapore: Enhanced clarity to minimise employment disputes

By Stephanie Wee, Shook Lin & Bok On 13 July 2015, Parliament tabled a Bill that ... Read more

28th August 2015

South Africa: Maternity leave for commissioning parents in a ...

By Stuart Harrison and Pranisha Maharaj-Pillay, ENSafrica A recent case holds ... Read more

28th August 2015

South Korea: Are bonuses counted as part of an employee’s ‘ordinary ...

By Deok-II Seo and Anthony Jeong, Kim & Chang Recent Court decisions have confirmed ... Read more

28th August 2015

Sri Lanka: Considerations for termination of employment in Sri ...

By Shehara Varia and Charana Kanankegamage, F.J. &. G. De Saram With a growing ... Read more

28th August 2015

Switzerland: Increase of termination protection for older workers ...

By Thomas Loher, THOUVENIN attorneys at law Following a recent decision of the ... Read more

28th August 2015

Employer prevented from pursuing US legal proceedings against ...

The Court of Appeal has determined that a senior executive was entitled to proceed ... Read more

28th August 2015

Taiwan: New 40 hour workweek

By Christine Chen, Winkler Partners On 15 May 2015, amendments to the Labor Standards ... Read more

28th August 2015

Thailand: Supreme Court: Subcontracted Employees (Agency Workers) ...

By Chusert Supasitthumrong, Tilleke & Gibbins The Supreme Court has clarified ... Read more

28th August 2015

Turkey: Paternity and adoption leave introduced into Turkish ...

By Beril Yayla Sapan & Asena Aytuğ Keser, Gün + Partners Long-awaited regulations ... Read more

28th August 2015

UAE: Abu Dhabi Global Market - the new employment horizon

By Ivor McGettigan, Al Tamimi & Company Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”), ... Read more

28th August 2015

Ukraine: Additional social protection of military servants

By Anna Babych, Aequo Amendments to the Ukrainian Labour Code (the "Labour Code") ... Read more

28th August 2015

Court of Appeal rules that long-serving employee who breached ...

The Court of Appeal has upheld a finding of unfair dismissal in relation to a long-serving ... Read more

28th August 2015

United Kingdom: Statutory holiday pay calculations should include ...

By Dominic Holmes, Taylor Vinters The Northern Ireland Court of Appeal (“NICA”) ... Read more

28th August 2015

Afghan interpreters employed by the British Government in Afghanistan ...

The High Court has confirmed that two Afghan interpreters employed by the British ... Read more

28th August 2015

USA: Final earned sick leave regulations bring big changes

By Cheryl B. Pinarchick, Murphy & King, P.C. The state of Massachusetts has made ... Read more

28th August 2015

USA: Millions of workers may become overtime eligible under proposed ...

By Cheryl B. Pinarchick and Elizabeth A. Murphy, Murphy & King, P.C. On 30 June ... Read more

28th August 2015

Employer breached mutual trust and confidence by not allowing ...

The High Court has held that an employer who refused to allow an employee to be accompanied ... Read more

28th August 2015

Worker on sick leave can choose to carry over holiday but must ...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has determined that a worker who did not ... Read more

28th August 2015

​Cambridge companies become local movie stars

Three Cambridge based businesses had the chance to become film stars for the day ... Read more

17th August 2015

Documentary series shows future lawyers learning legal culture ...

A documentary series that follows students from Libya as they carve out studies in ... Read more

16th August 2015

Tech Trade Mission to Singapore led by UK law firm

Law firm Taylor Vinters announces its third TechConnection event, introducing high-growth ... Read more

5th August 2015

Alcohol Monitoring Systems' pilot in London deemed a success ...

Taylor Vinters’ client Alcohol Monitoring Systems (AMS) has had their alcohol-detection ... Read more

3rd August 2015

IVF: Dos and don’ts for employers

The number of women having children in their forties has more than quadrupled in ... Read more

3rd August 2015

Daniel Song joins team in Singapore

Taylor Vinters has recently welcomed associate Daniel Song to its growing team of ... Read more

31st July 2015

TechConnection in City A.M

Taylor Vinters’ Singapore-based Partner Henry Goodwin has joined City A.M’s elite ... Read more

30th July 2015

Australia: Productivity Review Commission, Modern Award Review ...

Reviews are under way to determine required changes to the workplace relations framework. ... Read more

24th July 2015

France: An employee on garden leave is allowed to work with a ...

In its decision rendered on 6th May 2015, the French Supreme Court set two important ... Read more

24th July 2015

Hong Kong: Paternity leave introduced

Working fathers in Hong Kong previously had no legal right to take paternity leave ... Read more

24th July 2015

Luxembourg: New judgment from the Court of Appeal regarding non-competition ...

The Court of Appeal in Luxembourg has ruled that enhanced non-competition clauses ... Read more

24th July 2015

Malaysia: New ruling on the extent to which the Federal Constitution ...

The Court of Appeal has ruled on the extent to which the Federal Constitution applies ... Read more

24th July 2015

Spain: Time spent travelling to and from home may constitute ...

Advocate General Bot has given his opinion to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ... Read more

24th July 2015

UK: Dismissal for expressing negative views on homosexuality ...

An employment tribunal has recently held that the dismissal of a Christian nursery ... Read more

24th July 2015

USA: Uber drivers: employees or independent contractors?

The California Labour Commission has held that one of Uber’s drivers is an employee, ... Read more

24th July 2015

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21st July 2015

Employment Brazil: New tax rules and labour law implications ...

New rules (Law # 12973/14) on taxation of stock options have come into force in Brazil. Article ... Read more

22nd June 2015

China: The draft ‘Regulation on Employee Service Inventions’ ...

On 2 April 2015, the Chinese Government announced a consultation on the draft Regulation ... Read more

22nd June 2015

Employment Taiwan: Increased support for new parents

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22nd June 2015

USA: Long-anticipated "Quickie Election" rule makes union organising ...

The National Labor Relations Board’s ("NLRB") long-anticipated Final Rule on "quickie ... Read more

22nd June 2015

USA: New ruling on adjustments for pregnant employees

On 25 March 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in ... Read more

22nd June 2015

Employment Ukraine: Increased penalties for employers who commit ...

Amendments to the Ukrainian Labour Code (the "Labour Code") and other legislative ... Read more

22nd June 2015

USA: Massachusetts employees' rights are expanding again with ...

Parental Leave Act The Parental Leave Act was passed earlier this year and replaces ... Read more

22nd June 2015

Denmark: Changes to statutory severance payment for salaried ...

Article written by: Morten Langer, Norrbom Vinding Section 2a of the Danish Salaried ... Read more

22nd June 2015

Denmark: Is obesity a disability?

Article written by: Morten Langer, Norrbom Vinding The EU Court has addressed the ... Read more

22nd June 2015

Denmark: Compulsory retirement changes

Article written by: Morten Langer, Norrbom Vinding Denmark: ‘Retire at 70’ ... Read more

22nd June 2015

Estonia: New rules on granting share options to employees

Article written by: Sander Kärson and Andres Kalm, VARUL Estonia In Estonia, ... Read more

22nd June 2015

Finland: New equality legislation places further obligations ...

Article written by: Tomi Kemppainen, Castrén & Snellman Attorneys Ltd Legislation ... Read more

22nd June 2015

France: Companies facing economic difficulties may be exempt ...

Article written by: Laurianne Hôo, Jeantet Associés A company facing serious economic ... Read more

22nd June 2015

Germany: Investigating employees may be a breach of their privacy ...

Article written by: Stefan Fischer, Kliemt & Vollstaedt An employer hiring a private ... Read more

22nd June 2015

Greece: Important new scheme to tackle unpaid social security ...

Article written by: George Chatzigiannakis, NOMOS Law Firm Pursuant to article ... Read more

22nd June 2015

Iceland: New judgment on the legality of strike action

Article written by: Páll Jóhannesson, Nordik Members of the Association of Academics ... Read more

22nd June 2015

India: Important reforms to social security legislation

Article written by: Ajay Singh Solanki and Vikram Shroff, Nishith Desai Associates In ... Read more

22nd June 2015

Ireland: Ireland to finally fall in line with the UK and have ...

Article written by: Boyce Shubotham and Kirsten Kingerlee, William Fry In Ireland ... Read more

22nd June 2015

Israel: Employee rights on termination have been strengthened ...

Article written by: Amos Hacmun of Heskia – Hacmun Law Firm Until recently, termination ... Read more

22nd June 2015

Italy: New legislation incentivises hiring and makes dismissals ...

Article written by: Iacopo Aliverti Piuri, hELP – the Employment Law Plant New ... Read more

22nd June 2015

Japan: New rules for fixed-term employees

Article written by: Junichi Ueda, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune Using fixed term contracts ... Read more

22nd June 2015

Latvia: Clarification on the difference between a ‘posting’ ...

Article written by: Kaspars Freimanis, VARUL Latvia Recent judgments of the Supreme ... Read more

22nd June 2015

Lithuania: Adoption of a broad approach when examining the validity ...

Article written by: Giedre Dailidenaite and Odeta Maksvytytė, VARUL Lithuania An ... Read more

22nd June 2015

Mexico: New regulations in respect of outsourcing

Article written by: Alfonso Villalva P. and Aurora Valdes, Bufete Villalva, S.C. Amendments ... Read more

22nd June 2015

New Zealand: How to protect company data?

Article written by: Nick Lovegrove, Burton & Co In the modern electronic age, sensitive ... Read more

22nd June 2015

Norway: New legislation expands the use of fixed-term contracts ...

Articles written by: Nina Sandnes and Linn Terese Engvik, Kluge Advokatfirma AS From ... Read more

22nd June 2015

Norway: Retirement age to be increased

Articles written by: Nina Sandnes and Linn Terese Engvik, Kluge Advokatfirma AS The ... Read more

22nd June 2015

Poland: Fixed-term employment contracts to be brought further ...

Article written by: Olga Kożuszko-Pawełas and Tomasz Suwara, KKS Legal The Polish ... Read more

22nd June 2015

Romania: Significant changes introduced regarding the calculation ...

Article written by: Andreea Zvac, Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwälte GmbH & Co KG At the ... Read more

22nd June 2015

Russia: New requirements for foreigners wishing to work in Russia ...

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22nd June 2015

Saudi Arabia: New efforts to combat labour law violations and ...

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22nd June 2015

Singapore: Executives’ rights to collective representation ...

Articles written by: Marcus Phuah at Marcus Phuah & Co Amendments to the Singapore ... Read more

22nd June 2015

Singapore: Fair Consideration Framework being used to crack down ...

Articles written by: Marcus Phuah at Marcus Phuah & Co Figures show that since ... Read more

22nd June 2015

South Africa: Court issues employer friendly ruling in retrenchment ...

Article written by: Bradley Workman-Davies, Werksmans Attorneys A recent case ... Read more

22nd June 2015

Spain: Substantial changes to corporate law for listed and non-listed ...

Article written by: Ana Campos Rodríguez de Tembleque, Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira The ... Read more

22nd June 2015

Sweden: New case law regarding an employer’s responsibility ...

Article written by: Jakob Nortoft, Glimstedt The Swedish Government, which was elected ... Read more

22nd June 2015

Switzerland: New rules relating to Switzerland’s onerous duty ...

Article written by: Thomas Loher, THOUVENIN attorneys at law The Swiss rules on ... Read more

22nd June 2015

Thailand: The consequences of martial law on labour disputes ...

Article written by: Chusert Supasitthumrong, Tilleke & Gibbins Thailand’s military ... Read more

22nd June 2015

Turkey: Scope of employers that benefit from employment protection ...

Article written by: Beril Yayla Sapan & Asena Aytuğ Keser, Gün + Partners The ... Read more

22nd June 2015

Taylor Vinters raise £10k for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity

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14th June 2015

Why employers should embrace entrepreneurial employees

​Companies should engage with an increased climate of entrepreneurship, employment ... Read more

10th June 2015

Engaging employees overseas – avoiding the pitfalls

Of all the decisions a developing business takes, expanding overseas can be one of ... Read more

8th June 2015

AIM Team announces new guidance on free float requirements

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5th June 2015

Taylor Vinters advises Sareum Holdings plc on its placing raising ...

Specialist cancer drug discovery and development company Sareum has raised £1.44 ... Read more

28th May 2015

Taylor Vinters helps drone company Sky-Futures with major investment ...

Leading drone inspection service company Sky-Futures has completed the largest ever ... Read more

22nd May 2015

Taylor Vinters technology lawyer talks about her career for fashion ...

One of our technology lawyers, Sarah Simpson, sat down for an interview with Brooke ... Read more

22nd May 2015

Brand protection in ASEAN: a practical view

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11th May 2015

Promoting home-grown talent

Taylor Vinters has announced a makedly high number of promotions this year, with ... Read more

8th May 2015

What has the Coalition done for employment law and what may lie ...

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7th May 2015

Why workforce gender diversity is key to more women on boards ...

Quotas or percentages alone may just be corporate tokenism Professional services ... Read more

28th April 2015

Taylor Vinters acts for Congenica as they secure £2.2 million ...

Congenica, a spin-out from the Sanger Wellcome Trust, has raised £2.2 million following ... Read more

20th April 2015

How to stop office banter becoming serious sexual harassment ...

Multi-million pound discrimination case offers a stark warning to employers A recent ... Read more

17th April 2015

Managing overseas secondments – avoiding the HR pitfalls

More businesses than ever are sending people overseas. The rewards of developing ... Read more

10th April 2015

Six simple suggestions for app success

Did you know that there are over 1 million apps available for mobile devices? Apps ... Read more

19th March 2015

HR Refresh: Conferences in Cambridge and London attract 100 delegates ...

Taylor Vinters' team of leading Employment lawyers were joined by David Reade QC, ... Read more

18th March 2015

Client of Taylor Vinters on course to open WWI portal in Cambridgeshire ...

Visitors could soon have the chance to experience a chapter of history like never ... Read more

16th March 2015

What we learnt from the Jeremy Clarkson 'fracas': Dos and don'ts ...

Tabloid headlines were dominated last week with the story of Jeremy Clarkson’s ... Read more

12th March 2015

Taylor Vinters acts for Cambridge University spin-out ilumink ...

ilumink has been bought out by Tracerco, a part of the Johnson Matthey group, with ... Read more

6th March 2015

Make Europe and the UK global leaders in the drone industry urges ...

The House of Lords EU Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment Sub-Committee ... Read more

5th March 2015

Taylor Vinters advises 42 Technology on their management buy-out ...

42 Technology has today confirmed that the consultancy’s management team has completed ... Read more

16th February 2015

Taylor Vinters advises minority shareholders of Gamesys, the ...

Taylor Vinters has advised a group of minority shareholders of Gamesys, the leading ... Read more

16th February 2015

Taylor Vinters advise Atlas Genetics in £12.7 million funding ...

Taylor Vinters has acted for Atlas Genetics, a long standing client, on a Series ... Read more

4th February 2015

Bring your own devices to work: An employment practice to be ...

Bring your own devices to work: An employment practice to be encouraged or restricted? Last ... Read more

3rd February 2015

Data scrapers beware; using certain online databases might result ...

After almost one year of deliberation, the Court of Justice of the European Union ... Read more

26th January 2015

Employment Luxembourg: Previous case law overruled regarding ...

Article written by: Louis Berns, Arendt & Medernach The Court of Appeal in Luxembourg ... Read more

23rd January 2015

Employment China: New rules to regulate immigration procedures ...

Article written by: Martin Hu & Partners The Ministry of Human Resource and Social ... Read more

23rd January 2015

Employment Lithuania: Business transfer implications on the employment ...

Article written by: Giedre Dailidenaite, Varul The Vilnius County Court in Lithuania ... Read more

23rd January 2015

Employment Costa Rica: Is it possible to dismiss an employee ...

The Costa Rican Labour Code (the ‘Code’) does not specifically permit dismissal ... Read more

23rd January 2015

Employment Latvia: New employee payback arrangements for training ...

Article written by: Dace Indane, Varul A new regulation has been introduced in Latvia ... Read more

23rd January 2015

Employment Estonia: Supreme Court declares Employment Contracts ...

The Supreme Court of Estonia (the ‘Court’) has ruled that the Employment Contracts ... Read more

23rd January 2015

Employment Japan: Legislative changes relating to the treatment ...

Article written by: Junichi Ueda, Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune Changes to the treatment ... Read more

23rd January 2015

Employment Finland: Employer’s obligation to pay salary during ...

The European Court of Justice has issued a preliminary ruling at the request of the ... Read more

23rd January 2015

Employment Italy: Significant measures announced relating to ...

Article written by: Daniela Morante and Aldo Calza, hELP: the Employment Law Plant A ... Read more

23rd January 2015

Employment Israel: Payment for employee inventions may still ...

Article written by: Amos Hacmun, Heskia-Hacmun Law Firm An international company ... Read more

23rd January 2015

Employment France: Resignation due to harassment needs to rely ...

Written by: Cécile Pétureau, Jeantet Associés AARPI An employee cannot validly ... Read more

23rd January 2015

Employment Ireland: Protected Disclosures Act 2014

Article written by: Boyce Shubotham, William Fry The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 ... Read more

23rd January 2015

Employment Indonesia: New Social Security System in Indonesia ...

Article written by: Jonathan M Streifer, SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants Companies ... Read more

23rd January 2015

Employment Germany: Statutory holiday entitlement accrues during ...

The German Federal Labour Court has ruled that employees’ statutory holiday continues ... Read more

23rd January 2015

Employment Holland: A huge ‘transition’ in severance payments ...

Article written by Arco Siemons, Wieringa Advocaten The current county court ... Read more

23rd January 2015

Employment India: Labour reforms to be introduced in line with ...

Article written by: Vikram Shroff and Ajay Solanki, Nishith Desai Associates Today ... Read more

23rd January 2015

High Court rejects latest challenge to employment tribunal fees ...

For the second time in under a year, the High Court has dismissed an application ... Read more

23rd January 2015

Severely obese employees may be protected by disability discrimination ...

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed that severely obese workers could ... Read more

23rd January 2015

Dismissing an employee for posting offensive Tweets from a personal ...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the public nature of social media ... Read more

23rd January 2015

Italian banker working in Singapore not entitled to bring whistleblowing ...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that an Italian national who worked ... Read more

23rd January 2015

Discrimination on the grounds of caste can be a form of race ...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that individuals who are treated ... Read more

23rd January 2015

Employment Germany: Minimum wage law introduced in Germany

Article written by: Stefan Fischer, Kliemt & Vollstaedt Following much debate, Germany ... Read more

23rd January 2015

Employment Australia: No implied term of mutual trust and confidence ...

In a landmark case for employers and employees alike, the High Court of Australia ... Read more

22nd January 2015

Employment USA: Lawful to refuse to hire an employee because ...

The United States Sixth Circuit Court (which covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and ... Read more

22nd January 2015

Employment USA: Be careful not to retaliate against whistleblowers ...

The United States Court of Appeal of the Fifth Circuit has ruled that the employer’s ... Read more

22nd January 2015

Employment Ukraine: Amendments to the Ukrainian Labour Code change ...

Article written by: Anna Babych, Aequo Amendments to the Ukrainian Labour Code ... Read more

22nd January 2015

Employment UK: Employee on maternity leave entitled to be offered ...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that where an employee on maternity ... Read more

22nd January 2015

Employment UK: Overtime must be taken into account when calculating ...

In a widely publicised decision, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has decided ... Read more

22nd January 2015

Employment UK: Shared parental leave

In a major shake-up of UK maternity and paternity leave, shared parental leave will ... Read more

22nd January 2015

Employment United Arab Emirates: New sanction to be imposed on ...

Article written by: Samir Kantaria and Aisha Khokhar, Al Tamimi & Company The ... Read more

22nd January 2015

Employment Thailand: Employer liability for failure to provide ...

Article written by: Chusert Supasitthumrong, Tilleke & Gibbins Businesses in Thailand, ... Read more

22nd January 2015

Employment Sweden: Employer’s right to demand details of employees’ ...

Article written by: Jakob Nortoft, Glimstedt Criminal record checks are often ... Read more

22nd January 2015

Employment Spain: The effects of labour reform in Spain start ...

Article written by: Juan Bonilla Blasco and Ana Campos, Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira As ... Read more

22nd January 2015

Employment South Africa: Legislation changes regarding labour ...

Article written by: Bradley Workman-Davies, Werksmans Attorneys Changes to the ... Read more

22nd January 2015

Employment Romania: Changes to social security contributions ...

Article written by: Ligia Cecilia Popescu and Andreea Zvac, Wolf Theiss Parliamentary ... Read more

22nd January 2015

Employment Australia: Giving modern awards the BOOT!

Employer lobbying groups have had limited success in reducing the effect of modern ... Read more

22nd January 2015

Employment Poland: Amendments relating to obligatory medical ...

Article written by: Tomasz Suwara, KKS Legal With effect from 1 April 2015, the ... Read more

22nd January 2015

Employment Austria: Dismissing in a timely manner for good cause ...

Article written by: Steven Roberts, BAIER Rechtsanwalte Attorneys at Law Austrian ... Read more

22nd January 2015

Employment New Zealand: Changes to flexible working requests ...

Article written by: Nick Lovegrove, Burton & Co There are a number of changes ... Read more

22nd January 2015

Employment Malaysia: Landmark case on minimum wage in Malaysia ...

Article written by: Wong Keat Ching, Zul Rafique & Partners The Industrial Court ... Read more

22nd January 2015

Employment Brazil: Limitation period reduced for claims to the ...

The Supreme Court in Brazil has announced important changes for employers in relation ... Read more

22nd January 2015

Employment Canada: Bill 18 – Impending amendments relating ...

Bill 18, the Stronger Workplace for a Stronger Economy Act 2014, passed its third ... Read more

22nd January 2015

Employment Canada: Three new types of statutory unpaid leave ...

As of 29 October 2014 (subject to the relevant conditions of each form of leave), ... Read more

22nd January 2015

Employment China: Supreme People’s Court issues guidance on ...

Article from Martin Hu & Partners The Supreme People’s Court of China has issued ... Read more

22nd January 2015

Taylor Vinters act for Carter Jonas on high-profile acquisitions ...

Taylor Vinters has advised fast-growing property consultancy, Carter Jonas, on a ... Read more

21st January 2015

Taylor Vinters advise Infocomm Investments on investment in leading ...

Taylor Vinters has advised Infocomm Investments Pte. Ltd., the investment subsidiary ... Read more

20th January 2015

Taylor Vinters’ Commercial Technology team advise on investment ...

Taylor Vinters has advised Cambridge Enterprise and Amadeus Capital Partners on a ... Read more

14th January 2015

Taylor Vinters welcome seven new appointments

Taylor Vinters has welcomed a host of new talent to mark the beginning of 2015, with ... Read more

14th January 2015

Overtime must be taken into account when calculating holiday ...

In a widely publicised decision (which we reported in brief earlier this month), ... Read more

26th November 2014

Resigning without notice does not pay if the employee refuses ...

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that an employee who resigned and refused to return ... Read more

26th November 2014

Heathrow Airport beauty consultant could not bring a claim for ...

The Court of Appeal has found that a beauty consultant, who worked selling cosmetic ... Read more

26th November 2014

Summary of proposed changes to pension rules

In April 2015, the Government proposes to introduce some significant reforms to pension ... Read more

26th November 2014

Employee on maternity leave entitled to be offered suitable alternative ...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that where an employee on maternity ... Read more

26th November 2014

Fraud and asset recovery claims on the increase

Fraud and asset recovery claims on the increase Taylor Vinters’ Commercial ... Read more

19th November 2014

Fraud and asset recovery claims on the increase

Taylor Vinters’ Commercial Disputes team are dealing with an increasing number ... Read more

19th November 2014

Fracking hell - $972 divorce settlement largest on record

Although the $972m divorce settlement awarded to Sue Ann Hamm by an Oklahoma court ... Read more

12th November 2014

Taylor Vinters' partner heads to India with Khelo Rugby

Taylor Vinters' partner James Packer is gearing up to travel to India with the Khelo ... Read more

7th November 2014

Employment Appeal Tribunal hands down decision in holiday pay ...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has handed down its decision in Fulton ... Read more

5th November 2014

Assisting your children onto the property ladder

Last week, the press was brimming with reports about young adults – 1.97 million ... Read more

31st October 2014

Don't invest in Intestacy!

Astonishingly in the UK 1 in 3 of people do not have a Will. These figures are despite ... Read more

31st October 2014

The end of chancel repair liability?

Chancel repair liability is the requirement for a landowner to contribute towards ... Read more

31st October 2014

Important legal issues to consider if you have foreign assets ...

If you have foreign assets or are planning on purchasing property abroad, there are ... Read more

31st October 2014

Shared parental leave – a brave new world of parenting?

The new scheme will be available for parents of children born on or after 5 April ... Read more

31st October 2014

Taylor Vinters shortlisted for Best Use of Technology award (again!) ...

Taylor Vinters has been shortlisted for The British Legal Awards 2014 (Best Use of ... Read more

30th October 2014

Dubai-based employee had no right to bring unfair dismissal claim ...

The Court of Appeal has held that an employee who had initially worked for his employer ... Read more

24th October 2014

Changing an employee’s place of work following a TUPE transfer ...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that requiring London bus drivers to ... Read more

24th October 2014

New right to time off to accompany a pregnant woman to ante-natal ...

As of 1 October 2014, an expectant father or the partner of a pregnant woman will ... Read more

24th October 2014

Time off for dependants: employee dismissed fairly for not keeping ...

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has decided that an employee was dismissed fairly ... Read more

24th October 2014

Latest statistics confirm sharp fall in Employment Tribunal claims ...

There has been a significant decrease in the number of claims received by the Employment ... Read more

24th October 2014

Res Robotica! Liability and Driverless Vehicles

In the case of driverless vehicles, and perhaps more generally in robot law, Peter ... Read more

23rd October 2014

The Children and Families Act 2014

Children and parenting issues The needs of children caught up in a relationship ... Read more

22nd October 2014

Taylor Vinters shortlisted for Legal 500 award

Taylor Vinters’s Commercial Technology team have been shortlisted as one of the ... Read more

6th October 2014

Proposed amendments to 2015 Annual Return face stiff criticism ...

The consultation on the Commission’s proposed amendments to the 2015 Annual Return ... Read more

6th October 2014

An overview of the Lobbying Act

The charity sector has been vocal during the Lobbying Act’s passage through Parliament ... Read more

6th October 2014

Government looks to challenge State Aid cap on social investment ...

The Finance Act 2014, which enshrines the provisions of the social investment tax ... Read more

6th October 2014

Asia office appoints new Associate

As the third anniversary of the opening of its Asia office approaches, law firm Taylor ... Read more

26th September 2014

A timely reminder of health and safety obligations

A recent appeal decision of the Northern Territory Supreme Court serves as a timely ... Read more

25th September 2014

Fash Tech Creating Waves at LFW SS15

This season London Fashion Week will be celebrating digital innovation in fashion, ... Read more

16th September 2014

Taylor Vinters welcomes new talent

Next generation law firm Taylor Vinters has welcomed a wealth of new talent to its ... Read more

10th September 2014

The Facts about FATCA - international legal requirements imposing ...

Various governments across the world are taking significant steps to clamp down on ... Read more

26th August 2014

Academic/Industry Partnerships - A Broad Spectrum of Opportunutiy ...

ACADEMIC INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS – A BROAD SPECTRUM OF OPPORTUNITY The interface ... Read more

14th August 2014

Q&As – Residential Property - Driving up costs

Clare Martin, a residential specialist with law firm Taylor Vinters, answers another ... Read more

14th August 2014

Are obese employees protected from disability discrimination? ...

The Advocate General has recently delivered a legal opinion to the European Court ... Read more

12th August 2014

Q&As – Residential Property - Is honesty the best policy?

Clare Martin, a residential specialist with law firm Taylor Vinters, answers another ... Read more

6th August 2014

Taylor Vinters advises high tech tag company Alcohol Monitoring ...

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31st July 2014

Inheritance Tax provisions for non-domiciled spouses

If an individual is domiciled in the UK at the date of death, their entire worldwide ... Read more

30th July 2014

Henry Goodwin addresses International Festival of Business on ...

Henry Goodwin addresses International Festival of Business on Doing Business in Singapore. Last ... Read more

23rd July 2014

Residential Property Q&As - Can I contest the will?

Q: My husband has recently passed away and, on the reading of the will, I found out ... Read more

14th July 2014

Is it a shop? No, it’s an Apple Store trade mark...

Is it a shop? No it’s an Apple Store trade mark.Is it a shop? No it’s an Apple ... Read more

11th July 2014

Cambridge Connection keynote speaker declares “Keep calm and ...

Cambridge Connection keynote speaker declares “Keep calm and come to Singapore.” ... Read more

24th June 2014

Q&As – Residential Property - A taxing split?

Q: My husband and I have divorced and, as part of the divorce agreement, we have ... Read more

20th June 2014

Taylor Vinters bolsters international team with new London corporate ...

Taylor Vinters bolsters international team with new London corporate partner Focused ... Read more

13th June 2014

The Technology Connection

Ahead of the second Cambridge Connection event, Henry Goodwin and Patrick Farrant, ... Read more

11th June 2014

The cost of breaking up

Tenants of commercial leases may have the benefit of an option to terminate their ... Read more

10th June 2014

Taylor Vinters advise world leading software company Featurespace ...

Taylor Vinters have advised Cambridge-based Featurespace, on a £3 million investment ... Read more

10th June 2014

Q&As – Residential Property - The grass is greener on the other ...

Clare Martin, a residential specialist with law firm Taylor Vinters, answers another ... Read more

4th June 2014

Taylor Vinters corporate and tech-investment teams act for the ...

The Taylor Vinters corporate and tech-investment teams acted for the shareholders ... Read more

30th May 2014

Is fracking an infraction?

It is established law that if you own land, your rights extend from the centre of ... Read more

30th May 2014

Taylor Vinters joins top tech players at CommunicAsia 2014

International law firm Taylor Vinters’ new Partner and Head of Technology, Media ... Read more

30th May 2014

Tenant at will, or tenant at won't?

Is this good news for tenants? Yes and no. If tenants want the flexibility of being ... Read more

29th May 2014

Q&As – Residential Property - Opportunity knocks, but do I ...

Q: I have a barn standing in the field next door to my house. It has been empty ... Read more

16th May 2014

UK and Singapore technology ecosystems to be brought closer together ...

Business links between UK and Singapore tech companies and their investors will be ... Read more

13th May 2014

Winnie Chang joins Taylor Vinters as Partner and Head of TMT ...

Winnie Chang has joined Taylor Vinters Singapore office as a Partner and Head of ... Read more

7th May 2014

The Cambridge Arts Network (CAN) hosted a seminar on 'Making ...

The event, held at Taylor Vinters, was aimed at helping companies across the City ... Read more

2nd May 2014

12-month non-compete post-termination restriction upheld even ...

In the recent case of Prophet PLC v Huggett (2014), the High Court granted an injunction ... Read more

30th April 2014

Four key employment law changes to be aware of from April 2014 ...

1. ACAS pre-claim conciliation: operates from 6 April 2014, compulsory from 6 May ... Read more

30th April 2014

Over 400 workers bring equal pay claims against Asda

Over 400 Asda employees have brought what is being described as a ‘test case’ ... Read more

30th April 2014

No equivalent to maternity leave for mothers receiving a child ...

The issue of whether a mother receiving a child through surrogacy arrangement should ... Read more

30th April 2014

TUPE and outsourcing: when are activities ‘fundamentally the ...

TUPE aims to protect employees’ rights where there is a change of employer arising ... Read more

30th April 2014

Back garden burials

Back garden burials What is the position if a relative wants to be buried in ... Read more

29th April 2014

Drones to take farming to new heights

Drone use by inspectors The European Parliament, the Council of the European ... Read more

24th April 2014

What you need to know about digital inheritances

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22nd April 2014

Q&As – Residential Property – Time for change: living in ...

Q: My house needs a new roof and I have decided that I want to change the colour ... Read more

28th March 2014

How to live together

Cohabitation is currently the fastest-growing family type in the UK and individuals ... Read more

26th March 2014

Is now a good time to review your Will and consider succession ...

We recommend that people review their Will every three years or as and when their ... Read more

26th March 2014

Should you put a Lasting Power of Attorney in place?

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a bit like an insurance policy – you hope ... Read more

26th March 2014

What is a ‘Spousal Bypass Trust’ and could this help with ...

A spousal bypass trust (‘SBT’) is a discretionary trust set up by a person known ... Read more

26th March 2014

Simplifying inheritance tax charges in relevant property trusts ...

In December, the Government published draft legislation for the Finance Bill 2014 ... Read more

26th March 2014

How Taylor Vinters is at heart of innovation economy

2013 was such an exciting year for Taylor Vinters, and for our wider network. We ... Read more

25th March 2014

Chairman Dinner – 12 March, London

Chairman Dinner – 12 March, London Taylor Vinters recently co-sponsored the ... Read more

19th March 2014

Extended powers for the Charity Commission - good or not?

In late December 2013 the Cabinet Office published a consultation on extending the ... Read more

18th March 2014

Registration of smaller Charitable Incorporated Organisations ...

Since 1 January 2014 it has been possible to register a charitable incorporated organisation ... Read more

18th March 2014

Religion, public benefit and charitable status - update on registration ...

One of the biggest stories recently in the charity sector is that the Preston Down ... Read more

18th March 2014

Social media and smartphones change habits in charity donations ...

Technology seems to be playing an increasingly large role in charity fundraising ... Read more

18th March 2014

Charity Commission names and shames late-filing charities

Towards the end of 2013 the Charity Commission embarked on a strategy of publishing ... Read more

18th March 2014

New rules for works on listed buildings

Proposed changes contained within the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (‘The ... Read more

18th March 2014

Employment: UNISON’s challenge to the new tribunal fees regime ...

The High Court has rejected the challenge to the new tribunal fees regime brought ... Read more

18th March 2014

Employment: Refusing to pay an employee in lieu of accrued flexi-time ...

In what is perhaps a surprising result, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Vision ... Read more

18th March 2014

Employment: New compensation limits for tribunal claims confirmed ...

The Government has now confirmed that, from 6 April 2014 onwards, the key limits ... Read more

18th March 2014

Employment: Harmonising terms and conditions following a TUPE ...

In the recent case of Hazel & another v The Manchester College, the Court of Appeal ... Read more

18th March 2014

Employment: ACAS early conciliation – what do employers need ...

From 6 April 2014, there will be a new requirement for prospective parties to Tribunal ... Read more

18th March 2014

Employment: Employers to lose right to reclaim statutory sick ...

Currently, if an employer’s statutory sick pay (SSP) liability exceeds 13% of combined ... Read more

18th March 2014

Taylor Vinters launches second Cambridge Connection trade mission ...

Taylor Vinters launches second Cambridge Connection trade mission to Singapore A ... Read more

17th March 2014

Residential Property Q&As - The cat that got the cream: challenging ...

Q: My elderly mother owns a beautiful large house with gardens and grounds. She ... Read more

14th March 2014

CFO Dinner – 6 March 2014 – ‘IPO, is this the feast before ...

CFO Dinner – 6 March 2014 – ‘IPO, is this the feast before the famine?’ Read more

13th March 2014

Qi3 publishes white paper on growing UAV market opportunities ...

Qi3 publishes white paper on growing UAV market opportunities in collaboration with ... Read more

6th March 2014

Taylor Vinters reveals latest updates at cutting edge employment ...

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3rd March 2014

Taylor Vinters advise biotechnology company Discuva on their ...

Taylor Vinters advise biotechnology company Discuva on their worldwide collaboration ... Read more

27th February 2014

The legal turbulence hindering drones in the UK

The legal turbulence hindering drones in the UK The following news item appeared ... Read more

20th February 2014

Send for the bailiffs - the new rules

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11th February 2014

Artist in residence at Taylor Vinters reveals latest installation ...

Artist in residence at Taylor Vinters reveals latest installation Cambridge-based ... Read more

11th February 2014

Brand protection: Trade mark registration

If you don’t know your trade mark from your registration, then your most valuable ... Read more

6th February 2014

Collaboration and consolidation trends for biotech start-ups

Try boiling one potato in a whole saucepan full of water - it takes ages, is wasteful ... Read more

27th January 2014

The Price of Convenience

Do you remember when the transition happened from using technology as some mere tool ... Read more

27th January 2014

Employment: Disability discrimination: relying on medical advice ...

In most circumstances an employer will need to know, or be reasonably expected to ... Read more

22nd January 2014

Taylor Vinters sponsors Letscellit new Cambridge BioPharma Cluster ...

letscellit.com, specialist in the development of web portals for the life sciences ... Read more

21st January 2014

Cyber Security in 2014

One of the most commonly predicted trends for 2014 is the expected growth in the ... Read more

16th January 2014

Impact of Shared Parental Leave

The Government has recently confirmed its plans to introduce a new system of “shared ... Read more

16th January 2014

Cambridge business community comes together to help local entrepreneurs ...

Six companies look to build their teams on 23rd January at Taylor Vinters, 4.00 pm ... Read more

10th January 2014

Making the workspace work for tech sector landlords

Making the workspace work for tech sector landlords Kathrin McClintock, Partner ... Read more

7th January 2014

The 'Silver Splitter' Phenomenon - Jackie Wells discusses the ...

Jackie Wells, Partner and head of Taylor Vinters’ family and divorce team featured ... Read more

6th January 2014

Works to be carried out between exchange and completion

Traditionally it was always assumed that from the time the offer was accepted and ... Read more

19th December 2013

The Green Deal - What is it?

The Green Deal is a new way to pay for energy saving home improvements. The Green ... Read more

19th December 2013

Japanese Knotweed - Is it at your property?

Japanese Knotweed is a large, herbaceous perennial plant, native to eastern Asia ... Read more

19th December 2013

Work to be carried out between exchange and completion

Traditionally it was always assumed that from the time the offer was accepted and ... Read more

19th December 2013

Employment Belgium: It’s no longer blue and white in Belgium ...

Belgium has previously distinguished between blue collar workers (usually those providing ... Read more

18th December 2013

Employment Denmark: Blowing the whistle

Denmark is introducing new legislation in 2014 that will require all financial sector ... Read more

18th December 2013

Employment Germany: Temporary agency work and the prohibition ...

In 2011 the German government amended its legislation in order to make its rules ... Read more

18th December 2013

Employment Sweden: Special work permits for the highly skilled ...

The European Union Blue Card Scheme was introduced to encourage highly skilled non-EU ... Read more

18th December 2013

Employment UK: TUPE reform (with a little ‘r’)

The European Acquired Rights Directive on business transfers is implemented in the ... Read more

18th December 2013

Employment UK: Occupational health reform

In February 2011, the government set up a review of the sickness absence system to ... Read more

18th December 2013

Employment USA: Can an employee be fired for acting in self-defence? ...

In Leeds v. BAE Systems, No. 2012-599 (November 5, 2013), the New Hampshire Supreme ... Read more

18th December 2013

Employment Australia: Bullying and harassment provisions in the ...

The Australian government responded to the House of Representatives Standing Commission ... Read more

18th December 2013

Employment Russia: Changes to terms for business visas and work ...

Russian law has made it easier for foreign employees to work within the country. ... Read more

18th December 2013

Employment India: New law on the prevention of sexual harassment ...

The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) ... Read more

18th December 2013

Employment Singapore: Changes to Employment Act for Singapore ...

The Singapore Ministry of Manpower announced changes to the Employment Act in order ... Read more

18th December 2013

Employment Singapore: Changes to working requirements and employment ...

Singapore has made a concerted effort over the past few years to tighten the regulation ... Read more

18th December 2013

Employment France: Dismissing an employee on the grounds of facts ...

If an employer decides to discipline an employee only for some of his or her faults, ... Read more

18th December 2013

Employment France: New law aimed at balancing flexibility against ...

The French government has responded to the economic crisis by introducing new laws ... Read more

18th December 2013

Employment Finland: Amendments to Finnish Annual Holidays

The Finnish government has introduced two changes into the Finnish Annual Holidays ... Read more

18th December 2013

Employment Philippines: Employee sacked for having an extra martial ...

As a reminder to companies running businesses in all corners of the globe – practices ... Read more

18th December 2013

Employment Philippines: Asian visa similar to Schengen visa

The countries of the Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia and Indonesia have signed a statement ... Read more

18th December 2013

Employment New Zealand: Employment Relations Amendments Bill ...

In comparison to other developed countries New Zealand has a comparatively poor health ... Read more

18th December 2013

Q&As – Residential Property - Lost Deeds – how can you prove ...

Q: My father wishes to sell his house but he cannot find the deeds. It seems the ... Read more

9th December 2013

Smelly neighbours can be made to bathe!

You live in the vicinity of a landfill site which produces unpleasant smells and ... Read more

9th December 2013

What the frack?

You have probably come across the word in the press, but what is “fracking” all ... Read more

4th December 2013

Claiming adverse possession of land, including walls

If Humpty Dumpty had sat on that wall long enough, would he have been able to acquire ... Read more

4th December 2013

E-cigarettes in the workplace

Electronic cigarettes have seen their popularity soar in recent years. In November ... Read more

4th December 2013

Employment Tribunal Fees

From the 29 July 2013 the Government introduced a fees system in Employment Tribunals. ... Read more

4th December 2013

Bailey Fisher Executive Search welcomes 40 Chairmen/NEDs in technology ...

Bailey Fisher Executive Search welcomed 40 Chairmen & NEDs of ambitious technology ... Read more

4th December 2013

The Changing Face of the CFO

Round table discussion for CFOs from ambitious technology companies Today's CFOs ... Read more

4th December 2013

Britain's most successful swimmer Karen Pickering MBE makes a ...

Britain's most successful swimmer Karen Pickering MBE makes a splash at SportsAid ... Read more

2nd December 2013

Employment: Occupational health reform: an update on the changes ...

In February 2011, the Government set up a review of the sickness absence system to ... Read more

28th November 2013

Employment: Restrictive covenants: widely drafted non-solicitation ...

A six-month covenant, preventing a senior employee from soliciting business from ... Read more

28th November 2013

Employment: ACAS to amend the Code of Practice in relation to ...

We recently reported on a ruling from the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) which ... Read more

28th November 2013

Employment: Disability discrimination - when does an employer ...

In most circumstances, an employer will need to know or be reasonably expected to ... Read more

28th November 2013

Employment: Disability discrimination - failure to pay for private ...

It is well-established that where a disabled person is placed at a substantial disadvantage ... Read more

28th November 2013

Employment: Auto-enrolment - staging dates clarification

The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed two things: Firstly, the timetable setting ... Read more

28th November 2013

Charities: Preparing your charity for pensions auto-enrolment ...

Pensions auto-enrolment is now looming on the agenda for small and medium-sized enterprises ... Read more

25th November 2013

Charities: Unsecured loan to trustee leaves online donation platform ...

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25th November 2013

Charities: Eligibility of property rates relief for charities ...

There have been a number of recent challenges to the rate relief charities benefit ... Read more

25th November 2013

Charities: UK non-profits could look to Europe for additional ...

Charities and other non-profit organisations may be seeing a drop in domestic funding ... Read more

25th November 2013

Charities: Updated guidance on SDLT payments on joint purchases ...

The Court of Appeal has set new guidance on the stamp duty land tax (SDLT) incurred ... Read more

25th November 2013

Charities: Charity property disposal at undervalue raises questions ...

The Spiritualist Association of Great Britain is being investigated by the Charity ... Read more

25th November 2013

Charities: The possible impacts of Scottish independence on UK ...

The referendum on Scottish independence is now less than a year away. There has been ... Read more

25th November 2013

Charities: Gift Aid on donated goods

Gift Aid is only applicable to monetary donations. However, new guidance has been ... Read more

25th November 2013

Is your organisation ready for the auto-enrolment pension reforms? ...

For many larger organisations auto-enrolment is already a reality but for smaller ... Read more

19th November 2013

Taylor Vinters continues to forge ahead in Asia

Next generation law firm Taylor Vinters offers its Asia Market Entry services to ... Read more

14th November 2013

Pet provision: Is your Will best in show?

Pet provision: Is your Will best in show? The main priority a person has when making ... Read more

13th November 2013

Power of Attorney - joint accounts now routinely closed if mental ...

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12th November 2013

Farms and estates: Agricultural cleaning: are you polluting?

As an owner or an occupier of land, you are under a statutory duty not to pollute ... Read more

5th November 2013

Farms and estates: Fracking: where do landowners stand?

A recent British Geological Survey has estimated that there may be 1,300 trillion ... Read more

5th November 2013

Farms and estates: Is the Community Infrastructure Levy in your ...

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a new levy that local planning authorities ... Read more

5th November 2013

Farms and estates: Village green claims curtailed

Under new legislation, the registration of beaches, boat yards, golf courses and ... Read more

5th November 2013

Farms and Estates - Pension auto enrolment: are you ready?

For many larger organisations auto enrolment is already a reality, but it’s still ... Read more

4th November 2013

Can crowdfunding really challenge the pillars of the early stage ...

The process whereby companies and projects source investment from a large number ... Read more

30th October 2013

Q&As – Residential Property - Can my buyer go in to redecorate ...

Q: I am selling a property that I moved out of some time ago. I have found a buyer ... Read more

30th October 2013

Q&As – Residential Property - Owner or occupier? The neighbour ...

Q: I have bought a house with a large garden and it looks to me, from my deeds, that ... Read more

30th October 2013

Full house at SyndicateRoom Inaugural 'Meet The Entrepreneurs' ...

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28th October 2013

Bailey Fisher Executive Search welcomes 40 Chairmen/NEDs in technology ...

to Growing Global Bailey Fisher Executive Search welcomed 40 Chairmen & NEDs of ... Read more

25th October 2013

Taylor Vinters’ International Employment Law Conference attracts ...

Taylor Vinters’ International Employment Law Conference attracts leading HR experts ... Read more

24th October 2013

Q&As – Residential Property - Could I 'rent' a parking space ...

Q: I live close to Cambridge railway station. I do not drive, so my driveway stands ... Read more

22nd October 2013

Employment: Poaching staff - employee found guilty of breach ...

A marine biology business has successfully brought a claim against an ex-employee, ... Read more

21st October 2013

Employment: Age-related benefits - Not continuing to provide ...

An employment tribunal has found that a permanent health insurance (PHI) policy provided ... Read more

21st October 2013

Employment: Financial penalties for respondents - employers who ...

The Government has confirmed that it is introducing financial penalties of up to ... Read more

21st October 2013

Employment: UK government challenges new EU rules on capping ...

The Government has lodged a challenge at the European Court against new rules brought ... Read more

21st October 2013

Employment Q&A: Garden leave

We are often asked to advise employers on whether they can exclude employees from ... Read more

21st October 2013

Know your buyer - how to strike the right note on your big deal ...

Know your buyer - how to strike the right note on your big deal Charles Fletcher, ... Read more

18th October 2013

Employment: Employee Shareholders

Employee Shareholders Since 1 September 2013, companies have been able to offer ... Read more

14th October 2013

Employment: Settlement agreements and pre-termination negotiations ...

Settlement agreements and pre-termination negotiations Since 29 July 2013, compromise ... Read more

14th October 2013

Employment: Tribunal reform

Employment Tribunal reform On 29 July 2013, sweeping changes were introduced to ... Read more

14th October 2013

Employment: In the pipeline

In the pipeline The Government’s programme of employment law reform continues ... Read more

14th October 2013

The tale of two tech cities continues with Cambridge Connection ...

Singapore start-ups arrive in Cambridge for mentoring prize at Red Gate HQ Following ... Read more

11th October 2013

Taylor Vinters innovation is 'Highly Commended' at Financial ...

Taylor Vinters innovation 'Highly Commended' at Financial Times Innovative Lawyers ... Read more

4th October 2013

Q&As – Residential Property - Can I lengthen my leasehold?

I have inherited a leasehold house, but there are only 52 years left on the lease. ... Read more

1st October 2013

Taylor Vinters has advised specialist cancer drug discovery business, ...

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24th September 2013

Employment Australia: Changes to the Fair Work Act

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23rd September 2013

Employment Australia: Employer’s right to legal representation ...

In Azzopardi v Serco Sodexo Defence Services Limited the Fair Work Commission has ... Read more

23rd September 2013

Employment Canada: Employee safety v employee privacy

The Supreme Court of Canada has recently said in Communications, Energy and Paperworkers ... Read more

23rd September 2013

Employment France: Waiving the non-compete clause in an employee’s ...

The Supreme Court has stated that if an employer agrees to waive a non-compete clause ... Read more

23rd September 2013

Employment France: Law to secure employment – Loi sur la sécurisation ...

Following an agreement in January between representatives of employer associations ... Read more

23rd September 2013

Employment Germany: Employees insulting employers on Facebook ...

In a recent case, an apprentice added a description of their employer which described ... Read more

23rd September 2013

Employment Japan: Fixed-term contracts - the five-year rule

The Labour Contract Law in Japan has recently been amended and came into full force ... Read more

23rd September 2013

Employment Japan: New requirements for the mandatory employment ...

As of 1 April 2013, employers are required to hire 2.0% disabled employees (up from ... Read more

23rd September 2013

Employment Norway: Joint and several liability for temporary ...

From 1 July 2013, the temporary work agency providing a temporary agency worker and ... Read more

23rd September 2013

Employment Poland: Extended parental rights for mothers and fathers ...

Since 17 June 2013, Polish employees have enjoyed significantly extended parental ... Read more

23rd September 2013

Employment UK: Employee shareholder status

In a potentially fundamental change to UK employment law, from 1 September 2013 there ... Read more

23rd September 2013

Employment UK: Unfair dismissal changes

The most common legal claim in the UK arising from a dismissal is unfair dismissal. ... Read more

23rd September 2013

Employment UK: Settlement Agreements

In the UK negotiated termination agreements have been documented through legal documents ... Read more

23rd September 2013

Employment USA: Unpaid interns

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) those who perform work for an organisation ... Read more

23rd September 2013

Employment USA: Who is a ‘supervisor’?

The Supreme Court has recently clarified who is a ‘supervisor’ for the purposes ... Read more

23rd September 2013

Employment USA: New York City to require paid sick leave from ...

Under new law effective from 1 April 2014 (Earned Sick Time Act) businesses with ... Read more

23rd September 2013

Employment USA: Union has the right to employee addresses and ...

The California Supreme Court has recently ruled in County of Los Angeles v Los Angeles ... Read more

23rd September 2013

Employment USA: Workplace protection law passed for unpaid interns ...

New law passed in Oregon grants unpaid interns legal recourse under the state’s ... Read more

23rd September 2013

Employment USA: Connecticut

From 1 October 2013, there will be additional burdensome requirements for employers ... Read more

23rd September 2013

Employment: New requirements for the mandatory employment of ...

As of 1 April 2013, employers are required to hire 2.0% disabled employees (up from ... Read more

23rd September 2013

Q&As – Residential Property - Concerned about proposed solar ...

Q: A solar farm is planned for the edge of the village and my garden windows look ... Read more

13th September 2013

Employment: Employee shareholder scheme in force this month – ...

The Coalition’s hotly debated new ‘employee shareholder’ scheme came into force ... Read more

10th September 2013

Employment: Liability of new employers for breach of confidence ...

In the recent case of Pintorex Limited v Keyvanfar, Parax Office Limited and others, ... Read more

10th September 2013

Employment: More than a quarter of UK mums feel that they are ...

A recently reported survey, conducted on behalf of Slater & Gordon, has gathered ... Read more

10th September 2013

Employment: Dismissing an employee who is found to have committed ...

In the recent case of Brito-Babapulle v Ealing Hospital NHS Trust, an employee working ... Read more

10th September 2013

Employment: Employment Tribunal fees – judicial review will ...

It has now been confirmed that the introduction of Employment Tribunal fees for employees ... Read more

10th September 2013

Employment: Government’s proposed changes to TUPE are more ...

The Government’s response to the consultation on changes to the Transfer of Undertakings ... Read more

10th September 2013

Red Star Lawyer

Cambridge based lawyer Roger James who heads the Employment Team at international ... Read more

9th September 2013

Q&As – Residential Property - Mixed use insurance and flooding ...

Q: I am in the process of purchasing a small B&B business, with residential accommodation ... Read more

29th August 2013

Q&As – Residential Property - Is planning permission required ...

Q: My neighbour is building a very large area of raised decking in his garden. ... Read more

29th August 2013

Protecting your organisation from data theft

Protecting your organisation from data theft The issue of cyber security and the ... Read more

29th August 2013

Racing Welfare raise £50,000 at Newmarket Charity Race Day

Cambridge-based solicitor Rachel Flynn, Taylor Vinters’ horseracing and equine ... Read more

22nd August 2013

Q&As – Residential Property – Property transactions in Spain ...

Q: I see that house prices in Spain are now very reasonable and I would love to own ... Read more

20th August 2013

Taylor Vinters spins out its personal injury practice to accelerate ...

Taylor Vinters spins out its personal injury practice to accelerate its strategic ... Read more

16th August 2013

Supplement on industry-academia collaboration

Supplement on industry-academia collaboration Never before has the brainpower ... Read more

15th August 2013

Alumni-focused venturing in UK institutions

In recent years, UK universities have been working hard to develop their alumni networks ... Read more

15th August 2013

Managing overseas secondments – avoiding the HR pitfalls

Will you get a criminal record for not issuing a French employment contract in the ... Read more

14th August 2013

Q&As – Residential Property - Could the bank force us to sell ...

Q: Some years ago I bought a house with my son so he could get on to the property ... Read more

13th August 2013

International equine lawyer under starter's orders for charity ...

Former amateur jockey Rachel Flynn, partner at Taylor Vinters with an international ... Read more

9th August 2013

Q&As – Residential Property - Will the ‘Government’s Help ...

Q: I want to buy a house that is priced at £220,000 and I currently only have about ... Read more

9th August 2013

Q&As – Residential Property – Fears about gazumping

Q I recently made an offer on a house and it has been accepted. Now I see that the ... Read more

9th August 2013

Q&As – Residential Property - Listed Building Consent required ...

Q: I live in a listed Victorian house which has a detached historic stable block ... Read more

9th August 2013

Q&As – Residential Property - Listed Building Consent for inside ...

Q: I have recently bought a listed house and I have now got some ideas for improvements. ... Read more

9th August 2013

Q&As – Residential Property – Problem with Japanese Knotweed ...

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7th August 2013

Divorce lawyer has an illicit encounter with the BBC - When does ...