by Annette Beresford and Simon Bulteel September 2019 Updated HMRC guidance on claiming Research and Development (R&D) Tax Relief for software and IT projects highlights the importance of considering the availability of R&D Tax Relief at the start of a project. For companies operating in the technology sector, R&D Tax Relief can be one of the … Continue reading Research and Development Tax Relief – Updated HMRC Guidance for Software & IT Projects
by Annette Beresford and Dan Pipe August 2019 As confirmed by the 2018 UK Autumn Budget, the off-payroll taxation rules (commonly referred to as IR35) for the private sector and the public sector will be aligned, with effect from April 2020. This reform will introduce significant changes for private sector arrangements where an individual is engaged … Continue reading IR35 – New HMRC Consultation on Reform of Off-Payroll Tax Rules
by Robert Marcus, Partner July 2019 While it seems we might still be a long way to how, when or if Britain leaves the European Union, there are a number of areas where businesses need to be prepared in the event that there’s a ‘no deal’ Brexit. There are particular challenges for those who sell … Continue reading Preparing for a ‘no deal’ Brexit. What to do if you use a UK-based website to sell into the EU.
July 2019 by Julie Bann, Consultant Solicitor In the HR sector, the last thing we wanted was another development in the whole holiday pay calculation saga. Unfortunately, there has been a new case, albeit a Northern Irish case, which is not directly binding in Great Britain but is very persuasive authority for future appeals on … Continue reading Will the uncertainty ever end? – Holiday pay calculations
by Julie Bann July 2019 The Employment Appeal Tribunal (‘EAT’) determined in Forbes v LHR Airport Ltd (‘LHRA’) that this depends on the facts. In this case an employee, S, posted a racially offensive image of a golliwog on a private Facebook page with the caption ‘Let’s see how far he can travel before Facebook … Continue reading Is an employer liable for the conduct of employees on social media?
July 2019 Law firm Jurit LLP has secured its third award in as many weeks, as ‘Most Pragmatic Legal Solutions Provider 2019, London’ in the UK Enterprise Awards. Formed in 2013, Jurit is a flourishing firm of senior lawyers offering pragmatic legal solutions, across all corporate and commercial disciplines. Its partners and consultants are all … Continue reading Jurit LLP picks up third award for excellence
June 2019 Jurit has been awarded ‘Best Business Law Advisory Firm 2019, London’ in the SME Legal Awards and one of its consultants, Julie Bann, has been awarded ‘Most Trusted Employment Law Consultant’ for South East England. Formed in 2013, Jurit is a flourishing firm of senior lawyers offering pragmatic legal solutions, across all corporate … Continue reading SME Legal Awards – “Best Business Law Advisory Firm 2019” and “Most Trusted Law Consultant”
by Ben Macfarlane July 2019 A great deal of uncertainty has recently grown as property risks now cover some cyber risk as a result of brokers pushing for increased cover as cyber risk has become more prevalent. This is generally referred to as silent cyber. According to the JLT Specialty website, silent cyber is where … Continue reading Silent Cyber – are you covered?
by Graham Cunningham June 2019 Triple Point Technology Inc v PTT Public Co Ltd 2019 EWCA Civ 230 A contract clause which provided for liquidated damages for delay did not apply where the contractor had failed to complete the contracted work. It did apply only in respect of completed sections of work. In respect of the … Continue reading Damages for breach of contract for incomplete work? Have you looked carefully at your liquidated damages provisions?
by Graham Cunningham June 2019 The Court of Appeal has recently re-stated principles concerning costs in Norwich Pharmacal Orders in (1) Jofa Ltd (2) Joseph Farah v (1)Bernherst Finance Ltd (2) Chestone Industry Holding 2019 EWCA Civ 899. Litigation lawyers will be familiar with such orders which allow pre-action disclosure of documents against third parties. The … Continue reading Principles concerning costs in Norwich Pharmacal Orders