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27th April 2017

Unfair dismissal: Is an appeal hearing a review or re-hearing?

In a case concerning a long term sickness dismissal, the Court of Appeal has ruled that where brand new evidence comes to light before an appeal hearing, then the appeal panel must take it into consideration when reaching their conclusion. Tony Hyams-Parish from RB’s Employment Team explains the rationale for this decision. Read more

27th April 2017

General Data Protection Regulation: What do employers need to do to prepare?

The General Data Protection Regulation will come into force in the UK on 25 May 2018. Employers will need to make significant changes to the way they process employee data as a result of the new laws and many of these will take months of preparation. Will Walsh from RB’s Employment Team gives an overview of the urgent action points for employers. Read more

20th April 2017

Tenant Question- Rent Deposit Deed and Lease Renewal

My company has occupied an office suite under a lease for 3 years. We have always paid the rent on time and haven’t done anything to upset the landlord. When we entered into the lease, we also entered into a rent deposit deed. Our lease is coming to an end and I am in the process of negotiating the terms of a new lease with my landlord. They want me to enter into another rent deposit deed. Is this reasonable? Read more