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Employers beware - the risk of hiding behind diplomatic credentials

Employers beware - the risk of hiding behind diplomatic credentials

Published: 22 June 2018

As Boris Becker seeks to avoid litigation on the basis of diplomatic immunity we ask – do the principles of state and diplomatic immunity protect employers from employment claims bought by their staff? 

Not always!

Fletcher Day Advises Award-Winning Office Furniture Firm on Private Equity Deal

Fletcher Day Advises Award-Winning Office Furniture Firm on Private Equity Deal

Published: 11 June 2018

Toronto-based Lynx Equity Limited has acquired Day 2 Interiors Limited, an award-winning office furniture dealer and commercial furniture scheme consultant in London. 

Which Legal Structure Should I Choose?

Which Legal Structure Should I Choose?

Published: 11 June 2018

New idea, new business? Or perhaps you are looking to scale up your existing business and want to ensure that you have the right structure in place?

There are a number of options available and choosing the right corporate vehicle for your needs is very important. The right structure could not only save you money, but also offer protection against your personal assets (such as the family home) if the business encounters difficulties.

Blockchain in property transactions – Could Lawyers and Estate Agents soon be redundant in property transactions?

Blockchain in property transactions – Could Lawyers and Estate Agents soon be redundant in property transactions?

Published: 1 May 2018

“Millions of UK workers at risk of being replaced by robots within 15 years”, claimed a report by consultancy firm pwc in 2017. As a property lawyer, technology plays an important part in my working day, but surely artificial intelligence will not drastically change the nature of a property solicitor’s work?

Fletcher Day Shortlisted as a Finalist in the Legal Week Innovation Awards 2018

Fletcher Day Shortlisted as a Finalist in the Legal Week Innovation Awards 2018

Published: 19 April 2018

We are thrilled to announce that Fletcher Day has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Legal Week Innovation Awards 2018, in the category Future of Legal Services Innovation – Private Practice (mid-sized practice).

Litigant in Person? Ignore Court Rules at your Peril

Litigant in Person? Ignore Court Rules at your Peril

Published: 16 April 2018

There is no question that many claims are now commenced by litigants in person (‘LIPs’).

With reams of legal advice available online and the development of the money claims portal, there is arguably greater access to the legal system for the layperson than ever before. Notwithstanding this, many LIPs fail to appreciate the ‘minefield’ they are about to cross once proceedings are issued.

Is your Domicile Affecting your UK Tax Liability?

Is your Domicile Affecting your UK Tax Liability?

Published: 3 April 2018

Our short guide to domicile

Why is domicile important?

Domicile is a critical consideration in establishing the extent to which an individual is liable to UK taxation. Domicile, together with the concept of residence, is used to ascertain the level of connection an individual has to the UK in order to determine the relevant basis of taxation- the closer the connection to the UK, the greater the liability to UK taxation.

Are You GDPR Ready?

Are You GDPR Ready?

Published: 27 March 2018

It’s the final countdown…the 25 May 2018 is now fast approaching.

It is hard to escape the fact that the imminent and hotly discussed General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are about to come into force in the UK. But how many of you know what this actually means for you and your business and what measures and actions you need to take now to avoid falling foul of these new crippling penalties for breach of this new legislation?

FD Head of Employment Andrea London Quoted in Stylist Magazine On Non-Disclosure Agreements

FD Head of Employment Andrea London Quoted in Stylist Magazine On Non-Disclosure Agreements

Published: 26 March 2018

Fletcher Day Partner and Head of Employment Andrea London has today been quoted in Stylist Magazine.

The Legal (Un)certainties Surrounding Cryptocurrencies

The Legal (Un)certainties Surrounding Cryptocurrencies

Published: 15 March 2018

Much has been published recently about so-called cryptocurrencies. But do you know your legal rights if your investment runs into difficulties? 

FD Partner Nick Evans Quoted in CIPD Magazine On Non-Disclosure Agreements

FD Partner Nick Evans Quoted in CIPD Magazine On Non-Disclosure Agreements

Published: 7 March 2018

Fletcher Day Partner Nick Evans has today been quoted in People Management, the official magazine of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

What's Looming On The Employment Law Landscape For 2018?

What's Looming On The Employment Law Landscape For 2018?

Published: 28 February 2018

From a legislative and case precedent viewpoint…. it’s looking like it may be a busy one for employers.

The Common Law Marriage Myth

The Common Law Marriage Myth

Published: 23 February 2018

There have been many occasions where clients have come in to see us believing that they had the same rights as married couples, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

London: Still a land of opportunity for Italian businesses

London: Still a land of opportunity for Italian businesses

Published: 2 February 2018

Until May 2016, London was the go-to destination for Italian nationals wanting to broaden their horizons and enhance their careers. 

Growth in ‘gagging clauses’ to keep secrets of the rich and famous

Growth in ‘gagging clauses’ to keep secrets of the rich and famous

Published: 30 January 2018

Employers are increasingly turning to ‘gagging clauses’ to ensure staff protect the secrets of the rich and famous.

Fletcher Day Head of Employment quoted in today's Financial Times

Fletcher Day Head of Employment quoted in today's Financial Times

Published: 26 January 2018

Andrea London is quoted, alongside PM Theresa May, on Non Disclosure Agreements, following recent high-profile incidents.

Managing Inheritance Tax - Do you really know where your money is going?

Managing Inheritance Tax - Do you really know where your money is going?

Published: 22 January 2018

Do you know how many estates in England and Wales fall liable to pay Inheritance Tax in any given year? In Government statistics published in July 2017 for the year 2014/15 the answer was 23,000. 

Effective Reform of Conveyancing in the Pipeline?

Effective Reform of Conveyancing in the Pipeline?

Published: 8 January 2018

Those considering purchasing property in England and Wales will be interested to know that the UK Government recently launched a consultation - a Call for Evidence - to seek views on how the conveyancing process can be made “cheaper, faster and less stressful”. 

Andrea London writes in HR Director Magazine on the debate surrounding the employment status of workers

Andrea London writes in HR Director Magazine on the debate surrounding the employment status of workers

Published: 4 January 2018

Fletcher Day Partner and Head of Employment Andrea London has written in HR Director Magazine on the latest developments surrounding this topic.

Nick Evans Approached for Comment by the Daily Mail on the Rights of Ryanair Cabin Crew Employees

Nick Evans Approached for Comment by the Daily Mail on the Rights of Ryanair Cabin Crew Employees

Published: 21 December 2017

Nick Evans, partner in Fletcher Day’s employment team, was approached this week for comment by the Daily Mail on the rights of Ryanair cabin crew employees.

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