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Furlough – Coronavirus Job Retention and Job Support

Posted on Nov 2, 2020 in All posts, Coronavirus, Employment Law

In March 2020 the government introduced “furlough” to the UK, with the aim of providing support to businesses and employees impacted by Covid-19 under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).    Similar schemes were introduced to help the self-employed and a range of other measures were put in place. Guidance on the CJRS, and the CJRS itself, […]

Injury to feelings – 2020 update

Posted on Mar 31, 2020 in Employment Law

The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals have updated their guidance on awards for injury to feeling.    The new guidance will apply to claims presented to the Tribunal on or after 6 April 2020. The “Vento bands”, named after the 2002 case in which the Court of Appeal set out guidance on injury to feelings awards, […]

A good work plan?

Posted on Jan 14, 2019 in Employment Law

Described by the government as “the biggest package of workplace reforms for over 20 years”, the Good Work Plan was published on 17 December 2018. The Good Work Plan is the output from the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, launched in 2016 and published in July 2017, with the overarching ambition that all work should […]

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“David brings his legal expertise and attention to detail to everything he does, but his focus is always on making sure we find a solution that does the right thing for our colleagues and the business.    An invaluable sounding board for difficult decisions and able to handle any challenge (and I’ve given him quite a few!).  David remains a key member of my team.”

- Lynne Weedall
(Group HR Director – Selfridges Group)

“For non-legal people, David is a breath of fresh air as he knows how to talk the language of his audience and does so with humour and pragmatism. He is a great counsellor, colleague and mentor to others. He has first hand experience of generalist HR and specialist reward (including International) which makes his contribution invaluable, however David’s biggest asset (and the reason I would always recommend him) is his personality and approach to situations.”

- Cathy Millis
(People Director – Countrywide Plc)

“David is a very experienced and excellent employment lawyer having covered all material employment matters. These cover a broad range of matters from traditional HR advisory work through to complex M&A transactions and public company issues including incentive schemes and governance. His great skill is being able to make difficult decisions and to work at pace across a broad range of issues without sitting on the fence with his advice. I would strongly recommend him to any company.”

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(Group Director, Legal Affairs – TalkTalk Group)