10 employment law cases to look out for in 2016

12.01.16

This one page download highlights 10 important employment cases coming up in 2016, covering holiday pay, unfair dismissal, redundancy, whistleblowing, TUPE and more. Speak to our employment team for more information or if you would like help with mitigating against any potential risks faced by your organisation.

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Employment, Pensions & Benefits

What is on the regulatory horizon for 'grant-giving' and other charities?

16.12.15

In order to fulfil their purposes and deliver their services successfully, charities and third sector organisations will need to contend with regulatory and wider changes currently on the horizon. Brodies’ charities specialists will help guide you through key developments.

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Charities, Third Sector, Grant giving

Financing a business: A Handy Guide

10.11.15

You are considering the funding of a new business opportunity or looking at expanding your existing business but how are you planning to finance it? Based on our wealth of experience in helping clients through the process, we know that there are several important aspects to bear in mind. 

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Banking, Finance, Businesses

Social Enterprise… what makes the pollen count go up?

25.09.15

Charities do and must think commercially. In some cases this is in terms of mind-set and in other situations charities and those in the third sector will carry out commercial activities. Following our seminar held in June, we looked at the real world and legal issues that underpin successful social enterprise. As well as social enterprise, we considered funding and the birth and coming of age of social investment. We were delighted to have been joined by guest speaker Alistair Johnstone, Chief Investment Offer at Social Investment Scotland, whose slides you can also find here.

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Social Enterprise, Charities, Third Sector

Requirement for wholesalers to register: alcohol duty

23.09.15

New legislation will be included in the Finance Bill 2015 following the Budget, which took place on March 18, amending the Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979. This legislation is being introduced in order to address illegal operators and illicit trading in the market, to help prevent tax evasion, and to reduce unfair competition.

Businesses buying and selling alcoholic drinks for wholesale, at or after the duty point, will be required to be registered with HMRC. Furthermore, it will be necessary for wholesalers to apply to HMRC demonstrating that they are ‘fit and proper’. For the purposes of the legislation, wholesale is defined as “the sale of liquor in the course of the trade or business of the seller to a buyer in the course of the buyer’s trade or business”.  

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Food, Drink, Alcohol

THE LAND REGISTRATION ETC (SCOTLAND) ACT 2012 – A GUIDE TO THE IMPACT ON INSOLVENCY PRACTITIONERS

07.04.15

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Dispute Resolution and Litigation

THE LAND REGISTRATION ETC (SCOTLAND) ACT 2012 – A GUIDE TO THE IMPACT ON INSOLVENCY PRACTITIONERS

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Guide to Holiday Pay

18.05.15

The issue of historic and on-going underpayment of holiday pay is vexing employers up and down the country. Billed as the "next equal pay", mass litigation is looming. The Employment Team have prepared a report which summarises the issue and details what actions employers need to consider taking now to assess risk and liability.

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Employment, Holiday, Pay, HR

Drug and Alcohol Testing Of Employees – A Guide to Help Employers to Stay on the Right Side of the Law

01.03.14

In this handy guide we provide our top tips for employers thinking of introducing a drugs and alcohol testing policy. With points to consider before, during and after testing takes place, the guide will help you stay on the right side of the law in what can be a difficult area to navigate.

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Employment, Pensions & Benefits

Insurance Scotland Guide

08.09.17

From time-to-time claims handlers are called upon to deal with Scottish cases. This guide provides a useful overview of Scottish procedural law for claims handlers. Questions including ‘how much will this cost us?’, ‘how long will it take to process this claim through the courts’ and many more are answered within this guide.

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Insurance & Risk
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