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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Let’s Talk Employment Law – The Podcast

Welcome to Let’s Talk Employment Law Our employment law podcast highlights the latest legal cases and HR trends that impact your business. Hosted by members of the Keystone employment team, each episode provides practical insight into employment law issues for those working in HR, employment relations, in-house legal and trade unions. Listen to our podcast here: If […]

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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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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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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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