Matt Jenkin to speak at the Howden Employment Webinar

Matt Jenkin, Moorcrofts Employment Partner will join Howden’s Employee Benefits & HR thought-leader Steve Herbert, deliver Howden’s next Employment webinar on Thursday 9th December 2021 from 10:00am – 12:00pm. During the webinar, Matt Jenkin will provide useful insights on the vital topic...

Andrew Katz to speak at The Institute for Ethical AI event

Our Joint Managing Partner and Head of Technology, Andrew Katz will speak at The Institute for Ethical AI event - AI and Data Analytics: Responsible Adoption in Disruptive Markets, taking place at Oxford Brookes University on Thursday 2nd December, 6-8pm.  The...

Coronavirus arrears recovery scheme and new Code of Practice announced

The government has introduced draft legislation to Parliament which will establish a binding arbitration process for commercial landlords and tenants with regard to rent arrears resulting from periods of enforced lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill...

Menopause and the Workplace

The Equalities Committee has launched an inquiry into workplace issues surrounding the menopause, which will examine existing discrimination legislation and workplace practices, to consider whether more needs to be done to prevent women from leaving their jobs as a result of...

Moorcrofts LLP advises on Seymour Taylor acquisition

Moorcrofts recently advised High Wycombe based accountancy firm Seymour Taylor on the acquisition of the business and client base of fellow High Wycombe accountants, Cannon Moorcroft. Peter Woolley (corporate partner) led the transaction, with support from Barry Maytum (corporate consultant),...

Moorcrofts advises Casual Films on restructuring and new investment

Moorcrofts has advised Casual Films, the global corporate and brand video production business, on a group restructure involving a shareholder exit and new investment from selected individuals to build on the group’s success and bring the group under their Ariel Media...

A clean sweep for Moorcrofts practice heads by Chambers and Partners UK

Esteemed legal directory, Chambers and Partners UK has named all of Moorcrofts practice heads as ‘leading individuals’ in the new 2022 guide, which identifies and ranks the most outstanding lawyers and law firms from across the UK by undertaking independent...

Government plans to overhaul tipping practices in the hospitality industry

In 2016, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) launched a consultation on tips and gratuities in the hospitality industry, based on three objectives: that it should be clear to customers that tips are voluntary that tips should be...

Andrew Katz to speak at European Space Agency’s Phi Week

Our Joint Managing Partner and Head of Tech, Andrew Katz will speak at the European Space Agency’s fourth edition of Φ-week, taking place from 11-15 October 2021. About the Event The week long virtual event focuses on how to accelerate...

Moorcrofts retain position as a ‘Tier 1’ firm by Legal 500 2022

Corporate Law firm, Moorcrofts, has retained its top ‘Tier 1 ranking’ among all corporate and commercial law firms in the South East: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx region by leading industry directory, The Legal 500 UK 2022 edition for the second...

The Furlough Scheme – what have we learnt?

With the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, or as it is better known the Furlough Scheme, coming to an end on 30 September 2021, what have we learnt from the Furlough Scheme apart from introducing an entirely new concept into the…

Consultation Launched on Changes to Flexible Working

The Government has launched its consultation on the proposed changes to flexible working: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/making-flexible-working-the-default.    Changes to flexible working had been included in the Conservative Party’s 2019 election manifesto and the Government had confirmed its intention back in June 2021…

Permanent Health Insurance Benefits – Why the Employment Contract is key!

A recent employment appeal tribunal case has highlighted what can  go wrong when an employer’s insurance policy for healthcare differs in what it provides financially, from what the employee is contractually entitled to. In the case of Amdocs Systems Group…

Moorcrofts Highly Commended in The Lawyer Awards 2021

Leading Corporate and Technology Law firm, Moorcrofts LLP is delighted to announce that it has been Highly Commended in The Lawyer Awards 2021, in the Boutique Firm of the Year category. The Lawyer Awards is the leading awards initiative within...

Employment Law Update Webinar

With many employers adjusting to return to work as lockdown measures are eased and with employment tribunal decisions on various aspects of COVID now coming through on a regular basis, the Employment Team at Moorcrofts are hosting a free employment...

The study on the impact of open source software and hardware on the EU economy now published

On Monday 6 September, the European Commission published the results of the study analysing the economic impact of Open Source Software (OSS) and Hardware (OSH) on the European economy. Moorcrofts Joint Managing Partner and Head of Tech and IP, Andrew…

OpenChain UK Work Group’s September Meeting Announced

The OpenChain UK Work Group’s next meeting is being held via Zoom on Thursday 30 September from 14:00 – 15:30 BST. A full agenda will be launched prior to the meeting, which will be an interactive session with plenty of…

Further extension to the temporary adjustments to right to work checks

In April, May and June, we commented on the Government’s decision to extend the temporary adjustments to right to work checks. These were initially extended to 16 May 2021, then to 20 June 2021 and then again until 31 August…

Moorcrofts advises on sale of Pythagoras Communications Holdings Limited

Moorcrofts LLP has advised the shareholders of Pythagoras Communications Holdings Limited, the holding company of Pythagoras Communications Limited a leading UK technology company and Microsoft Gold Partner which provides professional services and solutions using technology platforms including Microsoft Azure, Dynamics…

Historic FSF projects no longer require copyright in code contributions to be assigned to the FSF

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has in the past previously required developers working on projects such as GCC (the Gnu Compiler Collection) to assign its copyrights to the FSF. The logic is that this does make enforcement easier against people…

Moorcrofts Extends SpecialEffect Partnership

Moorcrofts Corporate Law, will be extending its charity partnership with SpecialEffect until April 2022. SpecialEffect was appointed as Moorcrofts’ charity of the year in 2019 with the proposal to have the partnership in place for two-years. However, with fundraising heavily…

Changes to the Furlough Scheme come into force on 1 July 2021

From 1 July 2021, the level of contribution from the Government will be reduced from 80% to 70% (reducing further to 60% in August and September) and, as a result  employers will need to contribute towards the cost of their…

Further extension to Covid-19 forfeiture and rent recovery restrictions

The Government announced on 16 June 2021 that the existing restrictions preventing Landlords of commercial premises from evicting their Tenants for non-payment of rent will remain in place for a further nine months, until 25 March 2022. Rent recovery restrictions…

Moorcrofts advises on management buy-out of Gravity Consulting Engineers

Moorcrofts LLP has advised Gravity Consulting Limited (“Gravity”), a well-established and experienced structural engineering consultancy firm, as part of a management buy-out. Founded in 2009 and operating from both Berkshire and Hyderabad, Gravity employs a very experienced team that offers…