Cinemas: employment law & 2017

22 March 2017

With 2017 already busy for UK senior management and HR teams, and with more employment-related changes and updates anticipated, Fladgate employment associate, Caroline Philipps, discusses four topics likely to be most relevant to Cinema. Pay equality One of the most anticipated developments in Employment Law in 2017 is the long-awaited introduction of gender pay-gap reporting. […]

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Modern Slavery & the supply chain

8 March 2017

The fight against modern slavery is an urgent issue in times of globalised trade and international supply chains. This is reflected in actions by both legislators and companies that are mindful of their corporate social responsibility.  With increasing frequency, businesses are asked by their customers to disclose details of their supply chain as well as […]

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Victorian working conditions in modern workplaces?

5 January 2017

In August 2016, Sports Direct admitted breaking the law by failing to pay the National Minimum Wage (NMW) following pressure from the media and a widely publicised and damning report by the Business, Innovations and Skills (BIS) Select Committee in the Summer. The CEO resigned, followed by the CFO, and the company group share price […]

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Hiring temporary Christmas staff

16 December 2016

According to reports, online retail giant Amazon planned to hire 20,000 temporary staff at its UK fulfilment and distribution centres to cover the expected 2016 Christmas rush.  Marks and Spencer had 14,000 temporary roles available and Argos was hoping to hire an additional 10,000 workers for the same period.  Whilst it is to be expected […]

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Chambers UK 2017 rates Fladgate LLP

4 November 2016

Fladgate LLP has continued to be highly rated by Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2017, with a number of the firm’s partners ranked as leading individuals. Construction: Purchaser Leading individuals: Gillian Birkby, Alan Erwin, Alan Woolston What the team is known for: Well-regarded practice with a purchaser-side focus. Advises on high-value transactional and […]

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Legal 500 – across the board rankings

28 October 2016

Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved across the board rankings in the recently launched 2016 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 27 rankings with a further 57 individual recommendations. Commercial contracts Eddie Powell led the advice to MLCG on the negotiation of a multi-year exclusive supply agreement with […]

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