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21 Oct

COMMERCIAL UPDATE 54 IS YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN AT RISK?

There seems little doubt (notwithstanding some ‘help’ from the media) about the increasing frustration for both customers and their suppliers in some areas in terms of the inability for supply chain obligations to be fulfilled. It’s pretty obvious now that the pandemic has accelerated the trend towards online retail leading to retailers having to increase… Read More »

13 Oct

Furlough: A Review of The Cases

The aim of furlough was to try and preserve employees jobs. In March 2020 the government introduced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). The decision on whether to furlough an employee is down to the individual employer, the employee does not have a right to be furloughed, although consent should be obtained in writing from… Read More »

06 Oct

COMMERCIAL UPDATE 53 IS IT GOODBYE TO GDPR?

Just when you thought it was safe and just about got used to the idea of GDPR –  the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (“DCMS“) has now issued a consultation (the “Consultation“) (Data: A new direction) on suggested reforms to the UK’s data protection regime following Brexit. The GDPR (a.k.a., the EU’s… Read More »

30 Sep

Hybrid Working

Every employee in Great Britain will be given the right to request flexible working – regardless of time served – under government plans to modernise the way we work. By law, you have the right to make a flexible working request if: you’ve worked for your employer for at least 26 weeks. you’re legally classed… Read More »

30 Sep

COMMERCIAL UPDATE 52 FLEXIBLE WORKING FOR ALL?

For those of you who remember (or even put store by such things, during the last general election, the government included a manifesto pledge to make flexible working the default position unless employers have a ‘good reason’ not to. You may also remember the launch of the Flexible Working Taskforce in 2019, which was a… Read More »

29 Sep

Spire Solicitors LLP Celebrates Legal 500 Success

The Legal 500 UK 2022 Rankings highlight Spire Solicitors LLP excellence and dedication to legal services. The legal directory has once again recognised Spire Solicitors as a top tier firm in Social Housing legal services. Estelle Corner, partner in the Social Housing team, has been listed as a ‘leading individual’, Matthew Downing, partner in Corporate… Read More »

24 Sep

COMMERCIAL UPDATE 51 T&C’S – AN UPDATE ON EXCLUSION CLAUSES

A key part of any set of terms and conditions can be exclusion clauses. Leaving aside the raft of protections for business to consumer contracts, it is important to note that companies must adhere to the requirements contained in the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 (UCTA) when drafting or relying on any clauses that attempt… Read More »

22 Sep

Pop-Up Shop: Lease or Licence?

An exciting and fashionable business trend to emerge over the last few years is pop-up retail and with the Christmas season fast approaching (a time typically popular for pop-up shops) we take a look at one of the key factors to consider which type of agreement is best suited for the retail space and the… Read More »

21 Sep

Spire Solicitors LLP Announces New Associate Solicitor in the Employment Team

Spire Solicitors LLP is delighted to announce the appointment of June Salmon as an Associate Solicitor within the Employment Team. June joins Spire Solicitors LLP after gaining a wealth of experience having worked across a range of sectors including insurance, the public sector, education, and for private companies and individuals. At Spire Solicitors LLP, June… Read More »