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*Amanda Jefferies, Head of Employment Law, summarises the Employment Law changes which are likely to affect all businesses from April 2020*
Most readers will know that there are rules in place to protect employees if the business in which they are employed changes hands. They are rather snappily entitled “the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations” (TUPE for short) and their effect is to move employees and any liabilities associated with them from the old employer to the new employer.
There is an increase in County Court Civil action cases where parties to proceedings are not legally represented, often known as litigants in person (LIP). The Ministry of Justice quarterly published figures showing that 44% of defended claims in the County Court were unrepresented between April – June 2018.
The various specialist civil courts in England and Wales will be reorganised and be officially known as the “Business and Property Courts of England and Wales” from June 2017. They will handle, amongst other matters, international dispute resolution jurisdictions. The courts included within the Business and Property Courts will be as follows:
7 April 2017 Article 50 is here.
Well article 50 has been effectively triggered today. Since the referendum there has been a period of uncertainty, but the latest analysis of possible effects on businesses and the probable changes to the law can be better understood.