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    • 15 February 2021

      Adverse Possession Q&A

      Adverse possession is sometimes described as "squatter's rights". Prior to the Land Registration Act 2002, a squatter could acquire the right to be registered as proprietor of a registered estate if they had been in adverse possession of the land for a minimum of 12 years.  Since the Land Registration Act 2002 came into force, it is more difficult to claim adverse possession of registered land, although the period of possession is reduced to 10 years.  The minimum 12 year period of possession remains for unregistered land. Read more

    • 9 February 2021

      Brexit: Employing EU citizens in the UK Q&A

      Brexit ended freedom of movement between the UK and EU, with the UK introducing an immigration system meaning that businesses who want to recruit or employ a workforce from outside the UK, will need to ensure that their applicants meet certain requirements and have permission to work and live in the UK. Read more

    • 28 January 2021

      Data Protection issues when considering Private workplace COVID-19 testing

      Every year, January 28th is marked as International Data Privacy Day, a united effort to empower individuals and encourage businesses to respect privacy. In this article Employment and Data Protection Solicitor, Robert Hickford considers Data Protection issues when implementing Private workplace COVID-19 testing. Read more

    • 22 January 2021

      Coronavirus and Business Insurance: what does the recent UK Supreme Court Judgment mean for policyholders.

      The recent Judgment handed down by the Supreme Court in the case of The Financial Conduct Authority v Arch and Others will be welcome news to small businesses in the UK. Many businesses have been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic and suffered financial losses as a result.  The Supreme Court ordered that insurers must make payments to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) under business interruption policies. Read more

    • 5 January 2021

      Lockdown 3: What if an Employee Cannot Work from Home?

      As the Government announced plans for a third National Lockdown throughout England, businesses will be reassessing their work from home procedures as several businesses will need to remain open.  Read more

    • 4 January 2021

      Covid-19: Steeles Law operating update

      In this extremely fast-moving situation, we would like to reassure our clients and business contacts that we remain focused on supporting you and your business through these challenging times. During #Lockdown3 our teams will continue to work remotely, with offices only open for pre-booked appointments. Read more

    • 4 January 2021

      Agency Workers Regulations 

      Do the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 entitle agency workers to the same rights regarding vacancies as directly recruited employees? The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd & Anor v Kocur & Anor held that they do not.  Read more

    • 22 December 2020

      Season’s Greetings from all the Staff and Directors at Steeles Law  

      We look forward to working with you in 2021, and in the meantime, wish you and your family a safe Christmas and a healthy New Year. Read more

    • 18 December 2020

      Problems with Distributors: Protecting Your Brand, Selective Distribution Systems and Preventing Online Reselling

      There has been an increasingly recurring question from our clients over the past year about the behaviour of their distributors. Most recently, a client experienced an explosion in sales due to the recent fast upward trend of online retailing during the Covid-19 pandemic. A small business suddenly turned into a business with a multimillion-pound revenue, and with that came a raft of new problems for the business. Read more

    • 14 December 2020

      Brexit: Employing EU citizens in the UK

      The UK is on course to leave the EU single market at the end of the year, which means the end of free movement of people too. Despite this, the Government has stated its commitment to protecting the rights of EU nationals and their family members who want to remain in the UK after Brexit. Read more