Articles - DAC Beachcroft

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2019

Keep talking, keep exploring

Keep talking, keep exploring

Sally Morris-Smith is a partner at international law firm DAC Beachcroft and a specialist in mixed-use developments. She considers how local authoriti ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week - Exemptions to EPC

Real Estate Tip of the Week - Exemptions to EPC

As of 1 April 2018, both domestic and non-domestic rental properties over which a new tenancy is to be granted must have an EPC rating of ‘E’ or above ...

Planning Policy for Build to Rent

Planning Policy for Build to Rent

In the last 20 years the amount of people living in the private rented sector has more than doubled. This has created a demand for good quality rented ...

NHS competition: Will collaboration and integration become easier?

NHS competition: Will collaboration and integration become easier?

The Health and Social Care Committee has backed calls to remove competition rules and focus on collaboration in order to manage the rising demands on ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week - Commercial Leases – to forfeit or not to forfeit?

Real Estate Tip of the Week - Commercial Leases – to forfeit or not to forfeit?

Landlords should be cautious when deciding whether to forfeit a lease following a tenant breaching its obligations in the lease. Taking back possessio ...

Employment Matters for Health - October 2019

Employment Matters for Health - October 2019

DAC Beachcroft's Employment Matters focuses on some of the most interesting cases and events occurring within the Employment Law sector. Religion or B ...

Redundancy Payments: Employee entitled to be awarded a Statutory Redundancy Payment as well as an NHS Contractual Redundancy Payment

Redundancy Payments: Employee entitled to be awarded a Statutory Redundancy Payment as well as an NHS Contractual Redundancy Payment

The tribunal cap of £25,000 for contractual claims did not apply to prevent an employee being awarded a statutory redundancy payment as well as her co ...

Whistleblowing: Is an employee protected as a whistleblower if the disclosure is made partly out of self-interest?

Whistleblowing: Is an employee protected as a whistleblower if the disclosure is made partly out of self-interest?

An employee who makes a disclosure partly out of self-interest may be protected as a whistleblower if the employee also reasonably believes the disclo ...

Legal Privilege: Cherry picking the waiver of legal privilege

Legal Privilege: Cherry picking the waiver of legal privilege

Employers who decide to waive legal privilege over documents that support their case risk inadvertently waiving privilege over other documents which m ...

Religion or Belief Discrimination: Employment Tribunal finds ‘vegetarianism’ is not a “belief” protected from discrimination

Religion or Belief Discrimination: Employment Tribunal finds ‘vegetarianism’ is not a “belief” protected from discrimination

An employment tribunal has held that vegetarianism is not protected by discrimination legislation. This is not binding on other tribunals which may co ...