Articles - DAC Beachcroft

Articles

2019

Flexible workplaces - The PropTech effect

Flexible workplaces - The PropTech effect

Real estate and flexibility have not traditionally gone hand in hand. Dealings with property have a reputation for being slow moving, time consuming a ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Terminating a construction contract - establishing the grounds, communicating clearly and practical realities

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Terminating a construction contract - establishing the grounds, communicating clearly and practical realities

Construction contracts normally prescribe the various methods of termination and requisite grounds upon which a party can terminate its engagement und ...

The importance of considering ‘setting’ in a heritage context

The importance of considering ‘setting’ in a heritage context

The National Planning Policy Framework (“NPPF”) provides guidance on when a planning proposal might cause harm to the significance of a heritage asset ...

The implications of Net Zero by 2050 target on housebuilding in the UK

The implications of Net Zero by 2050 target on housebuilding in the UK

The Climate Change Act 2008, as amended in June 2019, stipulates that the UK must cut its carbon and greenhouse gas emissions by 100% by 2050. This ta ...

Planning appeals - What you need to know since the Rosewell Review

Planning appeals - What you need to know since the Rosewell Review

The recommendations of the Rosewell Review were designed to reduce the time taken for a planning appeal to be heard at inquiry. The changes are radica ...

Broking risks in a hard and complex market

Broking risks in a hard and complex market

A significant contraction in capacity in certain commercial lines, together with hardening rates, may be stirring up a toxic cocktail of risks for com ...

Employment Matters - December 2019

Employment Matters - December 2019

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

Holiday and sickness absence: Employers are only required to allow carry-over of four weeks' holiday for workers on sickness absence

Holiday and sickness absence: Employers are only required to allow carry-over of four weeks' holiday for workers on sickness absence

Under current law, employers must permit workers who are unable to take their statutory annual holiday entitlement during the holiday year because of ...

Whistleblowing: Public interest test

Whistleblowing: Public interest test

A claimant must have the opportunity to give direct evidence about whether they had a subjective belief that they were acting in the public interest w ...

Whistleblowing: Interim relief

Whistleblowing: Interim relief

An application for interim relief can be brought in a whistleblowing claim for unfair dismissal even where employment status is in dispute.