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One month to go: countdown to 1 September Trust Registration Service deadline

There is just one month to go until 1 September, when all ‘express trusts’ must be registered with the Trust Registration Service (TRS). One of our trusts experts, Tom O’Riordan explains more about this, as well as the changes for trustees to be aware of. The Trust Registration Service is a website operated by HMRC […]

Major Supreme Court ruling finds paid holiday for part-year workers cannot be pro-rated

On 20 July 2022, the Supreme Court upheld the Court of Appeal’s earlier decision in Harpur Trust v Brazel that part-year workers should not have their paid holiday pro-rated. Here, we explain the implications for employers who engage staff members that do not work the entirety of the year, such as term-time only staff. What […]

Finalists revealed for SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards

Congratulations to the companies and individuals revealed as the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards finalists 2022. After 382 nominations were made by 178 different businesses, our partner and head of the corporate & commercial team Chris Wills, joined a panel of leaders and sponsors to decide the finalists in early July. Speaking about the judging experience, […]

“It’s too hot to work” – or is it?

If this is the cry you are hearing from your staff during the current heatwave, you may be interested to know that although health and safety laws say that working temperatures must be ‘reasonable’, there is in fact no maximum temperature set by law. What is ‘reasonable’ will depend upon the circumstances – for instance […]

New senior partner and promotions announced at Willans

As we continue to celebrate 75 years in business, Willans LLP announces the firm’s new senior partner, as well as a series of promotions amongst its lawyers. The announcements come following several promotions at the start of 2022, including two new partners. The firm’s longest-serving equity partner, Paul Gordon, who joined the firm sixteen years […]

Webinar: Working with the menopause

With growing attention around the impact of perimenopause and menopause on employees our employment lawyers look at the potential impacts for your organisation and explore how best to support your workforce. Topics covered: What is the menopause and why is it important that employers are knowledgeable about it? Common problems in the workplace with handling […]

How to incentivise employees in growing businesses

How can small, growing companies incentivise their employees? One way is by putting an Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) scheme in place, which can motivate staff to invest their time and skills in helping the business to achieve its potential. Put simply, an EMI scheme is a share option scheme that enjoys favourable tax treatment and […]

How does the Queen’s Speech 2022 impact employment law?

The Queen’s Speech was delivered by HRH the Prince of Wales on 10 March 2022, on the occasion of the opening of Parliament, setting out the priorities of the government in the forthcoming parliamentary session. Unfortunately, the long-awaited implementation of the Employment Bill has not been announced. It seems that the rumours circulating prior to […]

Court rules that ‘hidden’ terms can’t be relied upon

It’s a general legal principle that once a contract is signed, a person is bound by the terms of that contract and any terms incorporated into it (such as standard terms of business posted on a company’s website). This principle applies whether the person has read those terms or not, and underpins sales and ordering […]

Giving back to Naunton Park with sponsorship of ‘green’ pre-school seating area

Last month, we were pleased to support Naunton Park Preschool Playgroup with installing a brand-new garden seating area. As well as benefitting the children who attend the playgroup, it is hoped that the seating area, which is filled with plants and flowers, will increase biodiversity in the area, as well as put a smile on […]

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