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UK employment law cases spotlight – March 2022

Our legal team has come together to compile a rundown of employment law cases – including the background and decisions made – that HR and employee relations (ER) professionals should be aware of. Ljegede v […]

Smith v Pimlico Plumbers – Court of Appeal decision on workers and unpaid leave

The recent Court of Appeal case of Smith v Pimlico Plumbers issued 1 February 2022 deals with (i) whether an individual who successfully argued that he was a worker rather than self-employed could claim for outstanding holiday […]

Suzanne Wrench joins esphr as associate solicitor

We have bolstered our ESP Law team with the appointment of accomplished associate solicitor, Suzanne Wrench. Since qualifying with Walker Morris in 2005, employment law specialist Suzanne has amassed more than 15 years’ industry experience which has […]

Changes to UK immigration rules – what employers must know

Following the recent statement of changes to the UK immigration rules, ESP Law’s immigration specialist solicitor, Charlotte Ashton, sums up the latest, key updates… International Sportsperson Visa A new visa replaces the Tier 2 and […]

Could data analysis drive a new level of employee relations?

Data is everywhere, in both our personal and professional lives. Some people love how it has transformed the way they shop, bank, communicate and so on, with data-driven algorithms driving ultra-personalised and highly convenient interactions. […]

Future employment law changes for HR professionals – what should you know?

You could be forgiven for thinking that, following the turbulent year of 2020 and the effect of the Covid crisis on the government’s legislative plans, 2021 might be a period of relative calm. However, there […]

Uber – recognition of worker’s rights

Uber are in the news for confirming that they will guarantee their 70,000 drivers will receive national minimum wage, holiday pay and pensions. This follows their long-running battle through the courts over the status of […]

Uber drivers are workers – rules the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has handed down its decision in Uber v Aslam – a long running case concerning employment status. Unsurprisingly, the Court has concluded (in the same vein as lower court decisions) that Uber […]

What to expect from Brexit and the new Points Based Immigration system

The Brexit transition period ends on 31 December 2020 and, whilst employers have had all their attention on the Coronavirus crisis, there are employment implications as a result of the end of free movement provisions. […]

HR challenges for 2020 and beyond

This year may have been one of the most challenging times for managers on a global scale. While there have been opportunities too, HR teams continue to be tasked with adapting to ever-changing government guidance […]

Why businesses must start caring about the impact of Employee Relations

By its very nature, Employee Relations (ER) can often be unfairly labelled as a ‘must have’ tactical, operational necessity. Something ‘stuck in the HR corner’ and vastly overlooked when it comes to budget allocation. However, ER is […]

Key changes to written statement of particulars

ESP Law senior solicitor Arwen Makin spoke to CIPHR to outline how amendments to statement of particulars would affect employers and HR teams over the coming year. In case you missed it, you can catch up below. […]

Key SRA changes to have on your radar

2020 promises to be a year of change from several perspectives, not least in the field of employment law. ESPHR’s founder, Peter Byrne, recently spoke to CIPHR, to explore developments across solicitors’ regulation which will impact […]

Ethical Veganism capable of being a protected philosophical belief

Less than a week into the new decade – and with all the normal and expected hype of New Year’s resolutions, bad jokes about everyone having perfect vision, ‘Dry January’ and ‘Veganuary’ – along came […]

Reducing ill health-related job losses proposals – what this means for staff

On 15th July, the Government commenced consultation on a new package of proposals designed to reduce ill health-related job losses. The proposals are aimed at helping the Government to reach its target of having one […]