Seldon v Clarkson, Wright & Jakes The Supreme Court have granted permission for an appeal to be brought against the Court of Appeal’s decision in this case, in which it was held that a retirement age of 65 for partners of a law firm was not discriminatory as it could be objectively justified. We will... Read the rest of this entry →
Monthly Archives: February 2011
The government has released a statement of intent in relation to proposed changes to the immigration process. Under these changes, workers earning £150,000 or more will be excluded from the immigration cap, as will those coming to the UK via an intra-company transfer who earn £40,000 or more and hold a graduate level occupation.
The first corporate manslaughter trial has been concluded, with Cotswold Geotechnical (Holdings) Limited being found guilty. The prosecution related to the death of a geologist in September 2008 whilst he was collecting soil samples from the bottom of a deep trench on a building site. The company was fined £385,000 following it’s conviction.
Right to Request Time Off for Training Since April 2010, the employees of organisations with more than 250 staff have had the right to request time off to undertake training. This right was due to be extended to all employees with effect from 6th April 2011. Following a consultation, the government have announced that this... Read the rest of this entry →
This will of course affect employers who have issued (or are about to issue) notices of retirement to those who are already 65, which are due to expire during the transitional period.
With the property market being continually squeezed, now isn’t a great time for residential landlords and things aren’t set to get much better in the short term. One of the main challenges they face is finding and retaining reliable tenants but also adhering to ever tightening legislation.