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COVID-19: returning to the workplace

Alexia Simeoni

Posted by Alexia Simeoni | Solicitor
On 19th October 2020

Many of us have had the opportunity to work from home since the world as we know it changed. Although the Government has recently encouraged employees to return to work to do so, office-based businesses have to make their offices Covid-secure. Employers now have the discretion to decide whether all staff in office-based businesses who can work from home should carry on doing so or whether they should now return to the workplace in order to boost the economy.

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Tory minister faces serious assault allegations – a recap of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and Serious Crime Act 2015

Gary Monks

Posted by Gary Monks | Partner
On 19th October 2020

In early August, an unnamed former Conservative minister was arrested at home after allegations of rape, sexual assault, and coercive control were made against him by a parliamentary staffer. The incidents were alleged to have taken place between July 2019 and January 2020 in various London addresses. These allegations have emerged only days after a former Conservative party whip, Charlie Elphicke, was convicted on three counts of sexual assault dating from 2007 and 2016.

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Can I break out of a tenancy agreement if I was lied to by my landlord?

Bahareh Amani

Posted by Bahareh Amani | Senior Associate
On 19th October 2020

There are some circumstances in which you might find yourself entering into a tenancy agreement based upon promises your landlord has made, or comments that have been given to you. You may then feel that this is the reason you entered into the tenancy agreement. If you feel you were induced into a contract or misrepresented, then there may be an option available for you to break out of the contract and end the tenancy agreement earlier than the fixed term or break clause.

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Employers how do you deal with harassment of employees

Claire Kitchen

Posted by Claire Kitchen | Partner
On 16th October 2020

There has been considerable coverage over the last 12 months about stalking and harassment of individuals. What does an employer do when this leaks into the workplace? The general public perception of stalking and harassment is that of an ex-partner who will not accept “no”. Not all harassment and stalking occurs because of a former relationship. Some perpetrators have no romantic links to their targets at all.

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Tips to stay safe and injury free while performing exercise on the roads this winter

Sarah Townsend

Posted by Sarah Townsend | Chartered Legal Executive
On 15th October 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of indoor exercise venues, outdoor exercises such as walking, jogging and cycling have become popular ways to get out of the house and keep fit and healthy. In fact, in the first few months of lockdown, government figures showed that the UK had seen an increase of 200 percent just in the number of people cycling.

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