Will my company be affected by the changes to the off-payroll working rules (IR35)?

Significant changes to the UK’s IR35 off-payroll working rules came into force on 6 April 2021. First implemented in the public sector, the rules for engaging individuals through personal service companies (or other prescribed intermediaries) now apply to all private-sector medium and large businesses, and they are required to determine and assess the contractor’s status […]

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What protections do consumers have when investing in crypto?

With the UK regulator – the Financial Conduct Authority – clamping down on Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, this serves as a reminder to anyone looking to invest in cryptocurrency to check both the legal status of the investments (and their host platform) and, more broadly, to check what consumer protections are […]

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Webinar: R&D Collaborations

10 THINGS EVERY TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS NEEDS TO THINK ABOUT WHEN COLLABORATING WITH AN EXTERNAL PARTNER Date: Thursday 23rd September Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm Open innovation, working with other partners in your industry or perhaps even from another industry altogether, can bring great benefits but it needs to be handled carefully in order to protect each […]

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Renegotiating spousal maintenance in a post-pandemic world

Spousal maintenance and financial support is an emotive topic and often a source of bitter conflict, so it’s no surprise that lockdown has brought it to the surface even more than usual – and no-one is immune. Recently the media has widely reported the maintenance dispute between Robert De Niro and his former wife Grace […]

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Everything you need to know about a Temporary Event Notice

What is a Temporary Event Notice? A Temporary Event Notice (TEN) is a standalone licensing permission which permits licensable activities for a short period of time. They can either temporally extend or amend licensable activity in respect of a premises which already has a premises licence or club premises certificate, or can apply where there […]

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Probationary periods: what employers need to know

Probationary periods can protect employers when a new employee doesn’t make the grade. But what other purpose do they serve, and what are an employer’s legal obligations? Michelle Last, a Consultant Solicitor at Keystone Law specialising in Employment law, takes a look. Even the most effective recruitment processes cannot predict how well a candidate is likely to integrate […]

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Keystone Law obtains 14 new Premises Licences for restaurants and bars at Borough Yards

Keystone Law’s leading licensing specialists Marcus Lavell and Andrew Wong together with Licensing Coordinator Darren O’Leary have successfully obtained 14 new Premises Licences for all the restaurants and bars at Borough Yards, London, in the heart of Southwark’s Cumulative Impact Zone. Owned and developed by MARK, Borough Yards is a new shopping and dining district adjacent to London’s bustling Borough Market […]

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Is Your Contractor an Employee?

Employment Law: Is Your Contractor an Employee? If you get it wrong, what are the penalties? The ATO (Australian Taxation Office) often issues guidelines for Employers to better understand the relationship they may have with their workers. It is important to get this relationship right from day one. Here are their six (6) basic questions to ask […]

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