Springhouse is recruiting

Employment Solicitors/Associates: WOKING, WINCHESTER & CHICHESTER. Springhouse is a leading employment law boutique with 6 offices across London, Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex. The positions we are currently recruiting for offer a fantastic opportunity for ambitious Solicitors to rapidly progress to… Read on

Corporate governance legislation update

The Government has clarified its proposals to change the way large companies are run at the top level. The Government plans to legislate so that all large companies (whether PLCs or not). Their proposed way of doing this is to… Read on

NAO issues modern slavery statement

Part of the role of the National Audit Office (NAO) is to hold the government to account with regards to its public spending. They have published a modern slavery statement, which exists in conjunction with The Modern Slavery Act 2015.… Read on

UN: 40 million victims of modern slavery

UN research, in conjunction with its associates, states that globally 40 million people around the world were victims of modern slavery in 2016. Research undertaken in 48 countries and interviews with over 70,000 people, discloses 25 million people in forced… Read on

Suspension and constructive dismissal

We report on a case where suspension during an investigation of a disciplinary hearing in fact amounted to constructive dismissal, even though the allegations were grave. Background The High Court has held that the suspension of a teacher amounted to… Read on

Criminal sanction for forwarding CVs

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has criminalised and fined a recruitment agent for emailing the CVs of 26 job applicants to his new employer. This came to light when the recruitment agent’s former employer discovered that candidates were being submitted… Read on

Taylor review – key recommendations

In October 2016, the government commissioned a report by Mathew Taylor (Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Arts) into how employment practices may need to be revised as a consequence of developments in the labour market and modern business… Read on

Brexit repeal bill – what will happen to the law?

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill has now been published. The main purpose of the Bill is to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and bring to an end the supremacy of EU law in the UK. Another principal purpose of… Read on

The Law Society recommends Employment Inspectors

On 20 June 2017, the Law Society published its recommendations “How to achieve the best working practices in the modern workplace” in response to the government’s Independent Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy (known as the Taylor Review).… Read on