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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: the introduction of flexible furlough

Mike Tremeer, Ingrid Hesselbo |

On 12 June 2020, the government published new and updated guidance on its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), implementing changes that were first announced by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak in late May. We summarise the latest changes and consider their implications and consequences below. Flexible furlough With effect from 1 July 2020, employers will be […]


Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme update

Mike Tremeer, Michael McCartney, Taj Rehal |

Since it was announced on 20 March 2020, the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has seen various revisions and updates.  Our previous summary of the CJRS and the Government’s guidance can be seen here. The latest CJRS factsheet published by the Government indicates that, as of 24 May 2020, 1m employers had taken advantage […]


Fladgate advises Zouk Capital on CIIF’s joint venture with Liberty Global

Graham Spitz, Yulia Leyko, Tim Wright, Mike Tremeer, Neal Todd, Alex Haffner, Eleanor Green, Gemma Grunewald, Joshua Bennett |

Fladgate LLP has advised Zouk Capital, the manager of the UK Treasury’s Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund (CIIF), on CIIF’s joint venture with multinational telecommunications company Liberty Global (to be called Liberty Charge) which will roll out on-street residential electric vehicle charging points in the UK. CIIF is the dedicated fund established by the UK Government […]


Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Government update

Mike Tremeer, Michael McCartney, Ingrid Hesselbo, Louise Gibson, Taj Rehal, Caroline Philipps |

On 26 March the Government (HMRC) published guidance giving details of its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.  The guidance has since been updated a number of times; on 4 April, 9 April, 15 April, 17 April and most recently on 20 April.  The current, updated guidance can be seen here. On 15 April the Treasury also […]


Supreme Court finds Morrisons not vicariously liable for mass data breach committed by disgruntled employee

Eddie Powell, Mike Tremeer, Michelle Waknine, Leigh Callaway |

The Supreme Court has ruled that thousands of Morrisons’ employees will not be entitled to any compensation, following a recent decision that the UK’s fourth largest chain of supermarkets was not vicariously liable for a rogue employee leaking payroll information online.  Importantly, the Supreme Court’s judgment also gives clear guidance that the motive for any […]


Mike Tremeer and Ingrid Hesselbo: measures business should consider before proceeding with redundancy

Mike Tremeer, Ingrid Hesselbo |

The Covid-19 pandemic is having far-reaching consequences for businesses across the globe. Partner Mike Tremeer and Associate Ingrid Hesselbo remind small business based in the UK to consider all measures available before proceeding with redundancy as a last resort. See their helpful guide on SmallBusiness.co.uk.


Work Matters Bulletin: COVID-19 - March 2020

Michael McCartney, Mike Tremeer, Taj Rehal |

Ever-increasing coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and guidance has understandably led to us receiving a large number of requests for advice on employment related issues.   In this mailing we summarise the most popular FAQs for you, including rights and pay for self-isolating employees and those with caring responsibilities. Are employees entitled to pay when self-isolating? The Statutory […]


Fladgate advises Patron Capital on the £129m sale of Arlington Business Park to CapitaLand

Gideon Dabby-Joory, Jamie Hamilton, Mark Harnett, Eddie Powell, Mike Tremeer, Elliot Lewis, Hamilton Forrest, John Forde, Miles Crawford, Roland Brandman, Sasha Pirbhai, Charles Proctor, Diana Mennie |

Fladgate has advised Patron Capital, the pan-European institutional investor focused on real-estate backed investments and their JV partner APAM, on the sale of Arlington Business Park (ABP) to Singapore’s CapitaLand for a total consideration of £129.25 million. Patron Capital and APAM acquired the business park in 2015, and Fladgate advised the joint venture on this […]


An employment lawyer's review of the Samira Ahmed victory against the BBC

Mike Tremeer |

Samira Ahmed successful in equal pay case against the BBC On Friday 10 January 2020, the London Central Employment Tribunal delivered its much-anticipated judgment in the equal pay case pursued by journalist Samira Ahmed.  This follows the hearing that took place in October and November 2019 and which attracted widespread media attention (as you might […]


Workplace Privacy: Can an employer refer to an employee’s private WhatsApp messages in a disciplinary process?

Michael McCartney, Mike Tremeer, Taj Rehal |

This was a question referred to the European Court of Human Rights in the recent case of Garamukanwa v United Kingdom.  Coincidentally, much the same question was put to the Scottish Court of Session earlier this year in BC and others v Chief Constable Police Service of Scotland and others.  Both cases together provide a […]


Fladgate advises Odyssey Investment Partners Portfolio Company on ‘bolt on’ acquisition

Graham Spitz, Gemma Grunewald, Alex Haffner, Mike Tremeer |

Fladgate was delighted to advise Odyssey Investment Partners in relation to a ‘bolt on’ acquisition of Essentra Security on behalf of their portfolio company, Digital ID. Digital ID is a leading ID card company specialising in the sector for over 25 years. The acquisition of Essentra Security, a recognised supplier of ID card printers, further […]


Fladgate acts for Pyser Optics Limited on £3.4m sale to Scientific Digital Imaging Plc

Graham Spitz, Nigel Gordon, Alan Wetterhahn, Gemma Grunewald, Hattie Jordan, Adam Baker, Mike Tremeer, Luke Morris, Victoria Brownell |

Fladgate was delighted to act for Pyser Optics Limited, a portfolio company of Privet Capital, in relation to the sale of their Graticules division to AIM quoted group, Scientific Digital Imaging Plc. Graticules Optics is a designer and manufacturer of precision reticle, aperture, grating and micropattern products on glass, ceramics, film and in metal foils […]