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Covid 19 and Statutory Demands – Calling time on the temporary prohibition…?

In response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Government introduced new legislation, known as The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, fast-tracking amendments to the existing corporate restructuring and insolvency framework. Amongst the temporary changes introduced was the restriction on the use of Statutory Demands and Winding up Petitions.

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The rise of Settlement Agreements

Settlement Agreements are often agreed with senior management and directors when employment comes to an end but what needs to be considered within the agreement and how can you negotiate to achieve the best outcome? Nick Rowe, Head of Employment at BPE discusses the support the Employment team can offer if you have received a Settlement Agreement or are potentially about to have your employment terminated.

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How to manage drug and alcohol misuse in the workplace

Following lockdown and the “new normal” (remote) way of working, levels of alcohol consumption have been rising across the country. As the issue of alcohol and/or drug misuse is likely to become more prevalent due to employers’ reduced contact with and visibility of their staff (given remote working), the fear of a second coronavirus wave and Christmas approaching, Sarah’s article sets out some key points to remember when navigating this difficult area.

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