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Life, business and the law

The law never stands still, and the way it applies to you and your organisation is constantly evolving. Our people are on top of these developments and can keep you up to date with some of the most interesting aspects of these changes. Check out our articles and updates for our perspective on issues that might affect you.

Latest articles from Bruce Caldow

  • Fairer Scotland for Disabled People – Progress Report

    Fairer Scotland for Disabled People – Progress Report

    As part of the Scottish Government's programme for a fairer Scotland, A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People (hereafter referred to as the "Action Plan"), was published in 2016.  At its heart, the Action Plan set out the Scottish Government's commitment to usher in the real tangible change needed to ensure that all disabled people are valued as equal citizens, and that they are further provided the ability to live their lives in as independent a manner as they wish.

  • Consultation on the operation of restrictive covenants or non-compete clauses

    Consultation on the operation of restrictive covenants or non-compete clauses

    The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS for short) has given notice that it is seeking views on proposed changes to the operation of post-termination clauses in contracts of employment (more commonly referred to as "restrictive covenants" or "non-compete clauses"). The prospect that the creation of business initiatives (and employment opportunities) may be undermined by the introduction of restrictions on covenants will be a matter many business owners and managers will wish to consider carefully.

  • Extending furlough? Repaying furlough? Recent developments and words of caution

    Extending furlough? Repaying furlough? Recent developments and words of caution

    With the anticipated ending of the scheme as we know it on 31st October 2020, there looms a number of decisions to be taken within businesses affecting workplaces throughout the UK, with difficult and risk-laden choices to be made. Recently, we've seen a number of developments that all employers need to be aware of, to monitor and to factor into their thinking.

  • Coronavirus - 17 key issues for employers to consider

    Coronavirus - 17 key issues for employers to consider

    Issues affecting the workplace are moving very fast, whilst the world is slowing down. The workplace is having to change and react in many ways we couldn't have expected at the turn of the new decade. Here we have pulled together a short list of key issues to help employers.