In-house Bulletin - April 2024

Our in-house bulletin provides key legal updates across various practice areas to help ensure in-house lawyers, GCs, contract and procurement managers can easily and efficiently keep abreast of what’s happening in the legal world.

In this edition we discuss the new requirements at Companies House, the new rules brought in by the Charities Act 2022, alongside a look at the Flexible Working (Amendment) Regulations 2023 and the impact this has on employers. We also analyse the recent case of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc v Goodrich Corp and finally look at what organisations can do when it comes to safeguarding when adopting AI. 

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New requirements at Companies House

This guide outlines some new requirements relating to Companies House filings that have recently come into force.

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Charity law overhaul: the latest changes that affect charity land, constitutions, trustees and mergers

The rules and regulations affecting UK charities have been unwieldy and burdensome for some time. Recent changes brought about by the Charities Act 2022 aim to add clarity, reduce bureaucracy and give charities more flexibility, saving time and money.
This guide highlights how the ‘third tranche’ will affect charity land, constitutions, trustees and mergers.

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Flexible working - a new 'day one' right

The Flexible Working (Amendment) Regulations 2023 came into effect on 6 April 2024, which create a right for employees to request flexible working from day one of employment.
This article highlights these changes and advises on next steps for employers.

Flexible working – a new ‘day one’ right
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Novation by conduct - Use it or lose it

The recent case of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc v Goodrich Corp demonstrates that conduct inconsistent with the express terms of a contract can override those written terms.
In this case the court had to decide whether a contract had been effectively novated by conduct. This article explains the definition of novation and explores this case in detail.

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Safeguarding your organisation when adopting AI

A Bloomberg Intelligence (BI) report published at the end of last year has predicted that the recent growth of the AI market is set to explode.
Organisations of all shapes and sizes will need to consider how best they can protect themselves as they begin to make use of the increasing number of AI solutions coming to market. This article provides advice for organisations and how they can support themselves when adopting AI.

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Data protection webinar recording

We recently ran the latest webinar in our data protection series where Hannah Pettit and Rachel Barnet explored key privacy considerations for workplace monitoring.

This 30 minute webinar will looks at the steps that employers need to take to ensure that any workplace monitoring complies with UK data protection laws, whilst considering specific workplace monitoring examples such as monitoring communications and device activity, as well as video surveillance.

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