3CS Corporate Solicitors, based in London, is a full-service law firm in the heart of the City. Our main focus is on international companies based in the UK - from start-ups to global organisations. Our advice covers corporate and commercial law, dispute resolution, employment law, immigration law, property law and HR support.
We provide services and solutions to organisations of all sizes, from start-ups to global organisations.
We are proud to have worked with a large number of international companies including over 30 Fortune Global 500 organisations.
The Transition Period ended on 31st December 2020 and therefore at least some of the current rules and regulations for how we do business with the EU have changed.
The impacts of Brexit are wide and varied, and so it is simply not possible for us to include information here that will cover every scenario for every business. However, we have tried to put together in an easy-to-access format, some key information that should be useful to the majority of organisations. And of course, if you would like further assistance or specific advice on how your business may be affected, then please do not hesitate to contact one of our team.
[Employment] Back To Work 19 July – Update
The Prime Minister has confirmed that stage 4 of the government's roadmap out of lockdown will go ahead as planned from 19 July. This means the end of mandatory social distancing, mask-wearing, and the lifting of all restrictions on the number of people that can meet indoors or outdoors. The government's advice to "work from home where possible" will also end, although it has described the return to work as "gradual". It was also announced last week that from 16 August, the requirement to self-isolate would end for those that have been double-vaccinated, and they will not be required to quarantine upon their return from amber-list countries. Here we look at some of the immediate and longer-term issues facing employers as they respond to these significant changes.
[Employment] What if an employee doesn't want to return to work because of Covid?
Just as English workers are set to return to the workplace on 19 July, we are starting to see the first employment tribunal decisions on pandemic-related claims. All sorts of novel issues have sprung up, not least furlough leave (a first for UK employment law) and we’ve already seen disputes around pay, holidays and work location. One interesting question is whether employees can use a little-known rule to allow them to leave the workplace for safety reasons - in this case, because of fear of catching or passing on Covid. The first tribunal case on that has now been decided, Rodgers v. Leeds Laser Cutting Limited.