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    Legal Matters with Fletcher Day

    Employment Law For Business: What to expect in 2014

    Happy New Employment Year! 2014 promises to be another year of substantial change in UK employment law. Currently the Government is intending to introduce the following changes (all of which take place on 6 April 2014 unless stated otherwise):

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    The Parting of The Ways

    Employers should be aware that important changes regarding the circumstances in which a compromise agreement (now called settlement agreement) may be offered to an employee when considering a parting of ways. The new regime may, in the right circumstances, prove a useful tool for employers to broach a...

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    What lies beneath? Who owns the basement vaults?

    Maria Guida, Licensing and Property partner at Fletcher Day LLP writes that there are many properties in Covent Garden and Soho with basement vaults under the pavement, and even the public highway. It is often difficult to decide who owns them.

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    Employment law: Spring clean

    Julian Cox, Head of Employment Law at Fletcher Day writes that with spring in the air, there is no better time for a spring clean of your business’s employment law contracts, policies and procedures.

    UK employment law continues to develop at a rapid pace. 2013 is no exception with big changes...

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  • How Covent Garden Works Together

    There are many boards, committees, forums and interest groups which operate behind-the-scenes in Covent Garden, each of which has the aim of maintaining the fabric of this historic area while also addressing modern issues which are of universal concern. In liaison with principal landowners, the police, local councils and broader government...

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  • Royal Opera House Ringing A New Bell

    Royal Opera House is offering 11-14 year old composers the chance to have their piece recorded by the Royal Opera House orchestra and played at the end of intervals to signify for audiences to take their seats. It will be replacing the current school bell and serves as an excellent opportunity for young people to start making music. Antonio Pappano, Music Director of...

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  • Boosting Covent Garden


    It has been reported that there was an increase of 18% of British people opting to spend their vacation at home with the figure set to rise in the coming year. Instead of vacating abroad, many people are spending their holiday within the UK and flooding to tourist attractions within London. As well as having a positive effect for the British tourism industry, in particular restaurants,...

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    Ambassador Theatre Group is Making a Difference

    Ambassador Theatre Group have been busy making a difference to the community and environment by introducing and participating in schemes to bring about a positive change. Ambassador Theatre Group are planning to launch a new series of workshops especially designed to give an industry insight for schools and university students. The workshops will be starting in autumn and hosted at Trafalgar...

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  • Succession Planning

    Andrew Jones of local solicitors Mackrell Turner Garrett considers succession planning for small business owners.

    Some entrepreneurs dislike thinking about succession. Doing work they love, work they are good at, they look ahead and see many years of the same. Aware that one day they will retire, they may not have thought how the business will continue, or how to extract their...

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    Comments from Councillor Tim Mitchell

    Covent Garden issues have kept the St James's ward councillors busy in May; Councillor Tim Mitchell writes to us:

    \"The bi-monthly meeting of the steering group for the area around and to the north of Long Acre was a useful forum for the Council to update local residents and businesses on the pavement works in St Martin's Cross and Long Acre. A reoccurring issue is the activities of the...

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