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...

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...