On 23 July, trainees from Anthony Collins Solicitors will host an ‘experience day’, which will involve various activities and presentations, with lawyers and non-lawyers from across the firm.
Following yesterday’s announcement (20 February 2018) that the Court of Appeal has granted Care England the right to intervene in the Mencap’s sleep-in-shift case, we are pleased to confirm that our Health and Social Care team has been representing Care England to date in its application, and will be preparing the case for the next month’s hearing on 20-21 March.
With the right to intervene granted, Care England, assisted by our Team, will now have the opportunity to make written submissions, and hopefully appear before the Court of Appeal in March. Care England will be able to introduce new arguments that have not been considered in the case so far, raising hopes of averting the care sector’s impending £400m financial crisis.
Commenting on the representation, Matt Wort, partner at Anthony Collins Solicitors, said: “We are really pleased to be acting for Care England in this significant case for the sector and to have the opportunity to put forward new arguments. We believe that the intention of Parliament from the introduction of the National Minimum Wage Regulations was always that people carrying out sleep-ins would only be paid when they are awake and working, and we are hopeful that the Court of Appeal will be persuaded to interpret the legislation in that way.'
In the second part of our series on contract management pitfalls, we look at the risks and opportunities presented by payment mechanisms in construction contracts.
Under most construction contracts, the contractor takes on the ground conditions risk. However, a recent case has demonstrated that the risk can fall on the employer.
The UK Government has been consulting on how it should promote social value in its procurements. Here is our response that we submitted to the consultation...
The Tenant Fees Act 2019 came into force on 1 June 2019.
A recent case in the Court of Appeal will no doubt bring a sigh of relief for employers, but a corresponding sigh of disappointment may be uttered for equality and gender balance in the workplace.
This briefing assists response to the consultation paper by outlining the consultation questions, providing some background information and prompting some thoughts and potential answers.
A report published on 29 May by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found that since 2009-10, local government spending on services has fallen on average by 21% in real terms.
A long-awaited decision of the Court of Appeal has clarified that a lower standard of proof should apply than previously thought before an Inquest can return a conclusion of suicide.
New regulations come into force on 1 June 2019, amending the Section 21 (s21) prescribed form template for use with assured shorthold tenancies.
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