Redundancy after furlough: key considerations for employers

The extended flexible Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (commonly called the furlough scheme) is due to end on 30 September 2021. The scheme has been a lifeline for many businesses throughout the pandemic and as we get closer to its discontinuation, businesses should consider how they will manage employees and whether they may need to restructure […]

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Conducting Company Resolutions Correctly: Part 2 – Ordinary Resolutions

The decision-making rules and procedures that companies must follow are set out in the CA 2006 as well as in the company’s articles of association. Some companies also set out additional or clarify procedures in a shareholders’ agreement therefore, it is important to refer to all relevant documentation to ensure compliance. This article (the second […]

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Conducting Company Resolutions Correctly: Part 1 – Director Resolutions

Conducting company resolutions correctly is an important part of a company’s governance. Company resolutions are legally binding decisions made by company directors or the members (shareholders or guarantors) of a limited company.There are different types of resolutions which should be utilised in order to vote on various company matters and each type of resolution has […]

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David Foster participates in the IR Global Virtual Series – Day of Reckoning: Insolvencies in a post pandemic world

Foreward by Andrew Chilvers When the UK government recently paid Cardiff Airport’s £42.6 million debt and then provided £42.6 million in grants, it was following the same path adopted by governments around the world to try to bring long-term stability to businesses during the pandemic. Emergency measures like these were designed to protect companies during […]

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Keystone Law advises on the sale of 85 luxury private residences at the Old War Office in London

Keystone Law private property partners Ian Cooke and Sakhjit Randhawa are advising Westminster Development Services, as part of the Hinduja Group, on the sale of the 85 branded super-luxury residences at the iconic Old War Office, the former Ministry of Defence building in Whitehall, London. Ian and Sakhjit have been working closely with the client project team since 2019 in preparation […]

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Right To Work Checks

UK employers are required to comply with all immigration regulations and Home Office guidance, including the requirement to conduct Right to Work Checks before employment commences.  The Home Office have a prescriptive checking service which includes checking a prospective employees required documents in their presence and date stamping the copy documents to confirm when the […]

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gunnercooke wins on UK law in cross-border case for taxpayer

Challenger law firm gunnercooke has won a cross-border case in favour of the taxpayer, its client Andreas Rialas, in a contentious litigation with HMRC. The case, which was taken to the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery), was won on UK law. Points argued included EU laws in relation to freedom of establishment.  gunnercooke Partners and […]

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Government extends ban on commercial evictions and Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery until March 2022

On 16 June 2021, the government announced that the current restrictions on landlord’s enforcement options, primarily forfeiture and Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR), for commercial rent arrears would be extended by a further nine months until 25 March 2022. In what is a more eye-opening development, the government also announced that they will soon introduce, […]

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Account Forfeiture Order to seize proceeds of crime 13 years after conviction

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has recovered a significant sum for the UK taxpayer after securing an Account Forfeiture Order against an account linked to Mr Virendra Rastogi, one of the architects of a transatlantic securitised finance fraud with global losses of around £494 million. This forfeiture comes 13 years after he was convicted of […]

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Reopening the workplace after COVID-19: Considerations for employers

With government guidance on the full easing of lockdown and the possible return to the workplace being extended by 4 weeks to 19 July 2021, employers now have a little more time to consider and implement their reopening plans. Employment partner David Jepps offers his guidance on the most pressing questions that employers need to consider when reopening their […]

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