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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 […]


Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Government update

Mike Tremeer, Michael McCartney, Ingrid Hesselbo, 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 […]


Questions around the Governments latest job retention scheme

Taj Rehal |

The Chancellor on Friday announced a new Government Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to enable employers to obtain a reimbursement of up to 80% of “furloughed workers” wage costs, up to a cap of £2,500 per month. As always with Government announcements details are sparse and we will have to wait for the details. It is […]


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 […]


COVID-19: Budget Measures

Hamilton Forrest, Gemma Grunewald, Taj Rehal |

As the UK ramps-up its response to COVID-19, with the government now advising that anyone displaying symptoms of a high fever or continuous cough self-isolate for 14 days (along with each member of their household), significant economic repercussions are almost but inevitable. In last week’s Budget the Chancellor pledged to help small and medium sized […]


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 […]


2017 Legal 500 ranks Fladgate across the board

Julian Lewis, Amy Collins, Andrew Kaufman, Graham Spitz, Richard Kaufman, Eddie Powell, Jonathan Hibberts, Helena Luckhurst, Mark Saunders, Alex Kaufmann, Alan Wetterhahn, Mark Harnett, Avram Kelman, Neil Vickers, Michael McCartney, Nigel Gordon, Paul Airley, Gideon Dabby-Joory, Alexander Wildschütz, Simon Ekins, Mark Buckley, Janet Keeley, Eugene Matveichuk, Bree Taylor, Sophia Purkis, Steven Mash, Jeremy Whiteson, Stephen Lewis, Alison Mould, James Earl, Mike Tremeer, Kim McMurray, Ian Brent, Amanda Hado-Bodfield, David Weare, Gary Smith, Luke Morris, Seetal Modi, Jenny Sargeant, Grant Gordon, David Robinson, Taj Rehal, David Baverstock, Richard Reuben, Digby Hebbard, Teresa Cullen |

Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved across the board rankings in the recently launched 2017 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 26 rankings, with 59 lawyers attaining 91 individual recommendations.  Commercial contracts Fladgate LLP enhanced its commercial contracts offering with the recruitment of James Earl, an expert in the […]


Victorian working conditions in modern workplaces? Sports Direct – some employment lessons

Taj Rehal |

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 last Summer.  The CEO resigned, followed by the CFO, and the company group share price dropped […]


Victorian working conditions in modern workplaces? Sports Direct – some employment lessons

Taj Rehal |

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 […]


2016 Legal 500 ranks Fladgate across the board

Amy Collins, Graham Spitz, Richard Kaufman, Eddie Powell, Gillian Birkby, Alan Wetterhahn, Mark Harnett, Avram Kelman, Michael McCartney, Nigel Gordon, Paul Airley, Gideon Dabby-Joory, Alexander Wildschütz, Simon Ekins, Mark Buckley, Janet Keeley, Bree Taylor, Sophia Purkis, Steven Mash, Jeremy Whiteson, Alison Mould, James Earl, Mike Tremeer, Kim McMurray, David Weare, Luke Morris, Grant Gordon, David Robinson, Taj Rehal, Richard Reuben, Digby Hebbard, Teresa Cullen |

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 […]


Fladgate announces further partner appointment

Charles Wander, Taj Rehal |

Fladgate is delighted to announce the appointment of employment partner Taj Rehal, who joins from Howard Kennedy. Taj advises listed companies (both international and domestic), large and small private companies and organisations and their directors, partners and senior individuals across a broad spectrum of industry sectors, particularly media, technology, financial services and professional services. Taj […]