Markel Law Insights

Covid public inquiry announced

Builder jailed for criminal failure to report serious injury

COVID-19: Government direction extending Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

May 20, 2021 | Adam Grimwood

COVID-19: Landlord successfully sues Tenant for rent arrears built up during the pandemic

From the outset the Government has brought in certain protections for business tenants during the pandemic, not least the protection from forfeiture for non-payment of rent, and the significant tightening of the rules as to when landlords can seize their tenant’s goods (CRAR). Nevertheless, there are other avenues open to a landlord who is owed rent, as a recent case shows.

May 20, 2021 | Adam Grimwood

COVID-19: Tenant successfully renews lease to include a COVID-19 rent suspension clause

Most, but not all commercial tenants are protected by the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. This offers tenants certain significant protections, including the right to expect a certain amount of notice from a landlord to end the lease, a right to compensation (In certain circumstances) when the lease is ended, and the right for the tenant to apply to court for a renewal of their lease. A recent case has explored, in the light of COVID-19, what additional clauses might be added into any renewal lease.

May 20, 2021 | Hannah Thomas

Disabled employee wins £2.5m for disability discrimination and unfair dismissal

A tribunal awards over £2.5m to a disabled employee who was unfairly dismissed and suffered harassment following a cancer diagnosis. Read our blog to find out more.

May 20, 2021 | Hannah Thomas

Hybrid working: considerations for employers

Following the Government guidance to work from home where possible, many employers are reviewing their working arrangements in readiness for a change in Government guidance and are considering alternative options to full time office working once employees return to office working. In this blog we explore the concept of ‘hybrid working’.

May 20, 2021 | Hannah Thomas

No right to holiday carry over for workers where the holiday has already been taken as unpaid leave

The Employment Appeal Tribunal rules that workers are not entitled to carry over holiday that was actually taken as unpaid holiday.