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Article 3 dez 2021
A chairperson will be appointed by the end of this year with a view to establishing a public inquiry into the management of the pandemic in the Spring of 2022. We consider the role of the chairperson in a public inquiry, what the focus of the UK Government’s inquiry may be in light of the Scottish Government’s recent public consultation, and whether a Spring 2022 inquiry is realistic.
Article 29 nov 2021
The UK Government’s 2019 manifesto committed to encourage flexible working and consult on making it the default unless employers have good reasons not to. Subsequently, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on working patterns, resulting in a shift to homeworking for much of the working population.
News 10 nov 2021
Kennedys is recognised as a top-band firm in the latest guide to leading law firms and lawyers across the UK.
Article 11 out 2021
In this article, we set out the likely impact of the new regulatory watchdog and the new risks for businesses. We also look to the future of UK environmental regulation and enforcement.
News 8 out 2021
Following the publication of The Legal 500 UK 2022, we are proud to announce that the firm has once again achieved impressive rankings and recognition within the latest guide to leading law firms and lawyers.
Article 13 set 2021
Millions of people have migrated from working in traditional office settings to working from their own living rooms.
Article 10 set 2021
Following the landmark High Court decision in the case of The Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain v The Secretary of State for Work & Pensions and others  the law has now been amended to extend the rights afforded by section 44 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996) to encompass detriment suffered by ‘workers’ as well as employees.
Article 7 set 2021
Currently COVID-19 and long COVID (where COVID-19 symptoms last more than 12 weeks) is not recognised as an occupational disease in the UK.
Article 6 set 2021
The Fire Safety Act 2021 was made law on 29 April 2021 having been introduced to parliament in March 2020. This is an important piece of legislation with potentially significant ramifications for those organisations considered “Responsible Persons” under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The Act isn’t yet in force but it is expected to be so by the end of 2021 and is another step towards a strengthened fire safety regime for multi-occupancy residential buildings.
Case review 2 set 2021
The recent criminal case of Plaku and others v The Queen [23.04.21] has refocused judges’ minds on when it is appropriate to award a discount of an offender’s sentence and how much of a discount should be applied. It is noted by this case that over time, practices have started to develop whereby different levels of discounts are applied at different stages and Plaku refers sentencing judges back to the original guidelines to reintroduce consistency.