Furlough After 1 July: What You Need to Know

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Significant changes to the Furlough Scheme made on 1 July require employers to now make a minimum contribution of 10% to furloughed employees’ salaries. The recent changes mark the next step in a phasing out Read more…

What the 2021 Budget Means for Employers

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Yesterday’s Budget announcement from Chancellor Rishi Sunak brought some promising news for many employers, employees and organisations across the UK. We’ve summed up some of the key developments that employers need to prepare for going Read more…

How Are the Off-Payroll Working Rules Changing in 2021?

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On 6 April 2021 significant changes to the government’s IR35 regime will come into effect. The IR35, also known as the off-payroll working rules (the “Rules”), govern the national insurance contributions (NIC) and income tax contributions of Read more…

How does GDPR affect internal investigations?

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This month, the High Court has looked at the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 and their relevance in internal disciplinary proceedings. In Kathryn Hopkins v HMRC, the employee was Read more…

Reflections on World Mental Health Day 2020

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Tomorrow is World Mental Health Day, and thanks to the ongoing pandemic, this year could be the most important one yet.   In the space of just six months, we’ve experienced a national lockdown, a huge shift Read more…

What is the government’s new Kickstart Scheme?

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Over the few months, businesses across the country have been navigating the reality of operating their businesses amidst a global pandemic. Despite the efforts made to smooth the transition and encourage workers back into the Read more…

What happens when the furlough scheme ends?

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The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been a lifeline to many businesses, with 1.2 million employers claiming for employees’ wages. As the scheme begins to wind down, we go through what employers need to Read more…

How to support your colleagues through furlough

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The impact of COVID-19 has been felt everywhere. Businesses across the country are feeling the strain, and many of us will have friends, family members and colleagues who have been furloughed through the Government’s Job Read more…

COVID-19: Advice for employers and employees

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In response to rapid changes and developments in employment law during the coronavirus outbreak, this page provides an overview of advice, know-how, and the latest developments relating to all your workplace and people issues.

Company Employment Sanctions and COVID-19 – FAQs

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Last month, businesses across the country adapted to new measures designed to curb the spread of COVID-19. Due to the continually evolving nature of the crisis, this has raised a number of questions related to employment.  To offer Read more…

Charlotte Hamilton

Charlotte is a Corporate, Commercial and Banking solicitor at Lawrence Stephens. Charlotte expertly advises on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, primarily acting for challenger banks and alternative lenders and clients in the Read more…

Employment

With vast experience of acting for both employer and employee, we provide balanced, objective and practical advice to ensure the best possible outcome for our clients. Employment issues are sometimes complex and often contentious, which Read more…

Katherine Zangana

Katherine started her legal career with the firm in 2009 and has been an integral member of the firm’s Corporate & Commercial and Employment teams ever since. Katherine has a diverse client portfolio and significant Read more…

Jeff Rubenstein

As a Corporate Director, Jeff has over 30 years’ experience in various transactional corporate matters, from once in a lifetime sale of a business, to advising corporate clients on strategic acquisitions and expansion plans. Jeff Read more…

Andrew Park

Andrew qualified in 1985 and became a partner at Kosky Seal two years later. The firm was integrated into Lawrence Stephens in 2007. Andrew’s practice encompasses commercial and residential property, landlord and tenant and employment Read more…

Andrew Conway

Andrew qualified in 1995 and joined Lawrence Stephens in April 1999 as an assistant within the litigation department. He was made up to partner in July 2003. Andrew advises extensively in relation to contractual disputes, Read more…