The latest legal updates for businesses - Spring 2024

Commercial Litigation

Fixed recoverable costs for court claims

On 1 October 2023, new rules were introduced which govern how claims with a value between £10,000 and £100,000 will be dealt – these changes have potential significance for businesses which regularly pursue debt claims against customers and third parties.

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Simplifying holiday pay - government changes to holiday pay and entitlement in 2024

On 1 January 2024, the government introduced changes to the Working Time Regulations which aimed to simplify holiday entitlement and holiday pay calculations. However, other changes will apply to leave years beginning on or after 1 April 2024, our article explains the upcoming changes.

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Information Commissioner’s Office guide to lawful monitoring in the workplace

Earlier this month, the Information Commissioner’s Office released new guidance for employers, on how compliance with data protection legislation can be sought when monitoring workers, including remote workers.

Employers must be clear about the reasons why such monitoring is to take place and undertake any monitoring in the least intrusive way possible. This article explains the six lawful bases for monitoring workers.

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Unlocking AI

The power to disrupt – how AI will change business and the law

AI has been a hot topic of late, generating many conversations about how it might impact across a whole range of areas.

We have launched our AI hub to bring interesting insights and developments from Ashfords lawyers, our clients and our wider contacts to look at how AI could impact business and the law as its use evolves.    

Take a look at our AI hub and keep an eye on our LinkedIn and X channels to discover more.

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