Food safety restrictions – are you prepared?

Food safety restrictions – are you prepared? By arch.resource member Nick McMahon. Foods high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) have been in the Government’s crosshairs for some time. As part of its plan to address obesity, the Government has for some time planned restrictions on the promotion of distinct categories of HFSS food.  The […]

Can your business afford an issue with Industrial Disease?

Can your business afford an issue with Industrial Disease? By arch.portfolio members John Mackenzie and Nick McMahon. At arch.law we help our clients to find innovative solutions through the use of our products. Risk resilience is one such area. The issue of Industrial Disease, which presents distinct problems for clients, whether employers or insurers.  We can help clients with […]

Increased Vento Bands

By arch.portfolio member Kareena Prescott. The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals in England & Wales and Scotland have updated the bands of awards for injury to feelings, known as the Vento bands. In respect of claims presented on or after 6 April 2022, the Vento bands shall be as follows:   a lower band of […]

Taxi Driver not a “Worker”…

By arch.portfolio member Kareena Prescott. In Johnson v Transopco UK Ltd, the EAT has upheld an employment tribunal’s decision that a taxi driver working through the Mytaxi app was not a ‘worker’ of the app operator. Even though the driver had an obligation of personal service, the operator was a ‘client or customer’ of the […]

Remote Right to Work Checks extended to 30 September 2022

By arch.portfolio member Kareena Prescott. In March 2020 the Home Office made the following temporary changes to Right to Work Checks due to Covid-19: checks can be carried out over video calls job applicants and existing workers can send scanned documents or a photo of documents for checks using email or a mobile app, rather […]

ACAS Publishes New Bereavement Leave Guidance

By arch.portfolio member Kareena Prescott. On 16 February 2022, Acas published new guidance, Time off work for a bereavement. https://www.acas.org.uk/time-off-for-bereavement The guidance aims to help employers understand the time off and pay that a bereaved employee may be entitled to and provides advice to employers about dealing with bereavement in the workplace. The guidance covers bereavements that […]

Family Investment Company: a great way to plan for inheritance tax

Family Investment Companies (“FICs”) offer a great structure through which people can pass on wealth while maintaining control of assets in a tax efficient way. What are they? FICs are private limited companies whose shareholders are family members, with the parents typically named as directors. The structure can enable parents to keep control over assets, […]

Bitcoin too volatile to be used as a security, say High Court

By William Mackenzie – arch.portfolio member. I previously covered the security for costs application in the litigation brought by Craig Wright’s company, Tulip Trading (the Claimant) against the developers of BSV. Master Clark had ordered that the claimant provide security for costs in principle with the parties sent away to try and agree the sum […]

Welcome to new arch law members – October 2021

Welcome to new arch.law members – October 2021 Welcome to this month’s new joiners: Zoe Mortimer arch.resource member LinkedIn Add vCard View Resume Zoe is a corporate commercial solicitor who has worked predominately in the financial services sector acting for global banks on a number of regulation changes impacting their financial contracts. Mainly working on […]