Pannone Corporate News and Opinion

In this edition, we look at the increasing use of statistics in the health and safety sentencing process, examine the impact of underfunding on our health and safety enforcement agencies and look at the potential for a statutory duty of candour. We also round up the news from across our practice area, taking in developments in environmental, food, fire safety, inquest and trading standards law.  We’d love to hear your feedback on our first issue…
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: Getting SARious… Dealing with data subject access requests     Data subject access requests are relatively easy for employees to make, but can be problematic, costly and time-consuming for employers. And…
In the complex and often costly world of property development there are various potential restrictions on the progression of a property developer’s best laid plans. Restrictive covenants can rank right up there in terms of both costs and navigation with potentially severe consequences of breaches. Understanding restrictive covenants and how to tackle them is vital right from the start of any new commercial property venture.  What is a Restrictive Covenant?  A restrictive covenant is a…
Employees are what makes a business tick but what happens when the employment relationship goes wrong?  Sometimes workplace relationships break down, issues with performance or conduct arise, disputes develop, and if these can’t be resolved internally or result in a dismissal, a tribunal claim may follow.  Dealing with an employment tribunal claim can be costly and involve substantial management time and work, as well as being worrying for colleagues who are involved as witnesses, but…
What’s new This month we look at the annual report from the arbitration and conciliation service, ACAS, and consultations on sexual harassment in the workplace, health at work, and proposals for a single enforcement body for employment rights. Read more > When does an employer have constructive knowledge of disability? The Employment Appeal Tribunal has considered whether an employer will be considered to have known an employee was disabled in two recent cases with different…
Selling a business is often the culmination of years of hard work. To ensure a successful sale, maximum return and a smooth transition, preparation is key.  With proper planning and sound management in place, you can make your business an attractive opportunity for potential purchasers. There are several ways that you can help prepare your business for a successful sale and here are some of our recommendations.    Ensure ‘Housekeeping’ is in Order   One of the…
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The Mayor of London has recently written to the owners of a 67 acre site in Kings Cross London regarding their use of facial recognition technology. Live facial recognition (LFR) involves the processing of personal data; the biometric data of a large number of people is captured and screened against a database to identify people of interest.  It has significant data protection and privacy implications. This is a high priority area for the ICO; it…
When forming or operating a private limited company, there are a number of steps that can be taken in order to protect yourself and the other parties involved. Perhaps the most effective step is the implementation of a shareholders’ agreement that is suitably tailored to your business.  What is a Shareholders’ Agreement?  A shareholders’ agreement is a private contract made between a company and its shareholders that sets out how the company should be operated.…
Covert recordings of meetings not usually gross misconduct In the case of Phoenix House Ltd v Stockman the Employment Appeal Tribunal discussed the relevant issues to be considered when an employee covertly records a meeting and whether this will always fundamentally undermine the trust and confidence between employer and employee. Read more > Employer not vicariously liable for a Facebook post shown to a work colleague In the recent EAT case of Forbes v LHR…