Saddle up for Moorcrofts’ Charity Night at the Races

Take to your starting gates and join Moorcrofts’ ‘Night at the Races’ in aid of its charity of the Year, SpecialEffect. SpecialEffect is a charity that puts fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by...

Moorcrofts advises shareholders of Dynamic Planner on investment by FPE Capital LLP

Moorcrofts has recently advised the shareholders of Reading based Dynamic Planner on a significant capital investment by FPE Capital LLP, a leading software focused private equity growth firm.  The investment backs the management team to accelerate the delivery of Dynamic...

Matt Jenkin to speak at the Partners& Employment Webinar

Matt Jenkin, Moorcrofts Employment Partner will speak at Partners& first Employment webinar on Thursday 8th September 2022 from 10:00am – 12:00pm.   During the webinar, Matt Jenkin will look at the key Employment Law themes for the autumn and winter ahead, whilst Partners& Steve...

Menopause and the Workplace

Several months after our earlier blog on the Equalities Commissions’ inquiry into workplace issues surrounding the menopause, the government has now given its response to a report, by an independent taskforce, published in November 2021. The report contained recommendations aimed...

Andrew Katz to speak at OpenAtom Global Open Source Summit

Moorcrofts Joint Managing Partner and Head of Technology, Andrew Katz will speak at the 2022 OpenAtom Global Open Source Summit, taking place in Beijing from  27 to 29 July, 2022. Hosted and organised by OpenAtom Foundation, the three day summit...

Moorcrofts advises MMR Research Worldwide Limited

Moorcrofts advises MMR Research Worldwide Limited on its move to new premises at The Business Centre, Wokingham. Moorcrofts Commercial Property Team has advised MMR Research Worldwide Limited, one of the world’s leading agencies providing sensory product modelling for clients such...

Employee with long Covid was disabled

Further to the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), having to amend its position on long Covid being a disability in May this year, a Scottish employment tribunal has ruled that an employee suffering from long covid was disabled for...

Is calling a man “bald” sex discrimination?

An employment tribunal has recently ruled that calling a man “bald,” is sex-related harassment. In Finn v The British Bung Manufacturing Company Limited, a tribunal heard that Mr Finn, who worked as an electrician, was dismissed from his role, without...

Is long Covid a disability?

At the weekend (9 May 2022), the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), the equalities watchdog, tweeted that “without case law or scientific consensus, EHRC does not recommend that “long Covid” be treated as a disability.”  Following something of an...

Moorcrofts advises MLL Telecom on secured revolving credit facility

Moorcrofts recently advised longstanding client, MLL Telecom Ltd. on a secured revolving credit facility of up to £8 million by the private credit division of leading investment manager Triple Point. Peter Woolley (corporate partner) led the transaction, with support from...

New beneficial ownership register for overseas owners of UK real estate

The much anticipated Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 was passed on 15 March 2022. It was rushed through Parliament in just over two weeks in response to the war in Ukraine and pressure to crack down on Russian...

The 2022 OpenChain industry survey is now open

The OpenChain Project has launched an industry survey to gather clear and accurate data on the global status of corporate engagement and management of open source. The survey considers this from a "strategy" perspective rather than a "development" perspective, with the...

Moorcrofts strengthen teams with key promotions

Leading corporate and technology law firm, Moorcrofts, has further strengthened its teams with a series of key promotions in its Thames Valley office. Mohsin Shabbir (Mo), Lindsey Abbott and Usha Guness have been promoted to Associate, which supports the firm’s development...

Employment Law Update Webinar

With a significant amount of employment law reform having been proposed but not yet implemented such as changes to the right to request flexible working, the Employment team at Moorcrofts are hosting a free employment law update webinar on Wednesday...

Moorcrofts advises on £25.6m company sale

Moorcrofts has recently advised the selling shareholders of Adamas Consulting Group Limited (“Adamas”) on a c.£25.6m sale of their shares in Adamas to Ergomed PLC, a global provider of services to the biopharmaceutical industry.  As part of the sale, the...

Moorcrofts advises on Real Logic sale

Moorcrofts recently advised the vendor shareholder of Real Logic Limited, the leading provider of  low-latency trading technology, on the company’s sale to Adaptive Financial Consulting Limited. Peter Woolley (corporate partner) and Barry Maytum (corporate consultant) led the transaction, with support...

Andrew Katz won the ‘Community Driver’ Award at the Open Compliance Summit 2021

Moorcroft’s Joint Managing Partner and Head of Technology and CEO of Orcro, Andrew Katz was awarded the ‘Community Driver’ Award at the Open Compliance Summit 2021. The award, which is presented annually at the end of the summit, highlights and...

The EU Open Source Policy Summit 2022

Following the release of the EU study on the impact of open source software and hardware on the EU economy, where our Joint Managing Partner and Head of Tech and IP, Andrew Katz led the Open Hardware section and co-authored...

Remember to be proportionate when dealing with an employee’s vexatious grievance

In a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case, it was held that it was fair to dismiss an employee for raising numerous grievances but failing to progress or withdraw them. Mr Hope was employed by the British Medical Association (BMA)...

Coronavirus, Statutory Sick Pay and Fit Note Update

Whilst the Government has to date resisted the calls to bring back the furlough scheme to support employers hit by the Omicron variant, we have seen a change to statutory sick pay to assist some employers. There has also been...

Should employers stop asking candidates what they’re currently being paid?

Most employers with a good grasp of employment law understand that there are certain questions that should not be asked during a job interview, for example, asking a woman if she has children or is planning to start a family. ...

Andrew Katz to speak at the Open Compliance Summit 2021

Our Joint Managing Partner and Head of Tech, Andrew Katz will speak at the Open Compliance Summit, taking place virtually on the 16 December 2021. The Summit normally takes place in Japan, where Andrew has spoken in person twice. This...

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...