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Issues surrounding individual service users’ rights to liberty and security, and the extent to which these may conflict with their care needs, have been a source of ongoing concern for care providers for a number of years. Although the last decade has already seen legislative changes, court rulings and judicial commentary, further revisions have recently been enacted as a result of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019, which received Royal Assent on 16 May. Development…
The first quarter of 2019 saw an inspection blitz by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on the food manufacturing sector.  As the industry recovers from this increased intervention we have also seen, quite coincidentally, a number of high profile prosecutions culminating in yet more seven figure fines.  Associate Partner Rhian Greaves looks behind the headlines at the common risks the industry must manage and the reality behind the press reports. The industry Defra’s most…
What’s new This month we look at changes to the apprenticeship levy, new legislation under the Good Work Plan, the updated Home Office Code of Practice on the prevention of illegal working, and the latest ET statistics. Read more Case law review Discrimination by mistake? In the recent case of iForce Ltd v Wood, the EAT considered a claim of disability related discrimination arising out of the claimant’s mistaken belief that her working conditions were…
The corporate teams at Pannone Corporate and KJG Chartered Accountants have advised entrepreneurs Rob Garbutt and Paddy Doyle on the sale of their company, LDeX, which operates data centres in Manchester and London.LDeX has been bought by Glasgow-based AIM-listed Iomart Group for an undisclosed sum.The deal comes eight years after the pair sold their first data centre business, UK Grid, which was founded at Manchester Science Park in 2004, to Telecity Group for £11.7m.Pannone Corporate…
Pannone Corporate’s HR Forum is a free regular update for employers and HR professionals, featuring sessions on employment case law, legislation and topics of interest to those involved in managing a workforce or dealing with HR issues. In our next HR Forum, we will cover: Conducting a disciplinary investigation: The starting point when it comes to a fair dismissal for misconduct is the test set out in the 1978 case of British Home Stores Ltd…
As much as 85% of marine litter is plastic. Largely comprising single use items and fishing gear and found on the beaches of Europe, plastic pollution of our seas and oceans was highlighted in shocking technicolour by the famous Blue Planet episode in which Sir David Attenborough examined human impacts on the marine environment.  In an attempt to start to tackle the problem, the European Parliament recently approved a Directive to reduce the impact of certain…
It has been over three years since the Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene Offences Definitive Guidelines were introduced.To consider the extent to which the Guidelines have met their stated aims the Sentencing Council has recently undertaken an Impact Assessment, which has made the following key findings: The fines imposed on all organisations have increased following the introduction of the Guidelines. There has been an unanticipated increase in the fines…
It has been over three years since the Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene Offences Definitive Guidelines were introduced.To consider the extent to which the Guidelines have met their stated aims the Sentencing Council has recently undertaken an Impact Assessment, which has made the following key findings: The fines imposed on all organisations have increased following the introduction of the Guidelines. There has been an unanticipated increase in the fines…
What’s newThis month we look at non disclosure agreements, a proposed extension to the off payroll working regime, new guidance on addressing the gender pay gap, and the new limits for tribunal compensation. Read more > Case law review Does a suspension have to be necessary?In the case of Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth, the Court of Appeal held that the suspension of a teacher in the context of a misconduct investigation did not…
It is easy to believe that estate planning “is only for the wealthy.” However,  most people want to ensure that their home, savings or other belongings pass to the right people in the right way and at the right time. A properly drafted Will ensures that your assets are available to benefit the people you choose and that they are protected for the future. Below are some common traps clients fall into: Not Planning This…