High Court decision in Surrey oil production case

21 June 2021

On 21 December 2020, the High Court gave judgment in the case of R (on the application of Finch) v Surrey County Council. The case concerned an application for judicial review of the decision to grant planning permission related to oil wells.

Too hot to handle?

16 June 2021

Gordon Tranter summarises what employers and employees should know about the potential hazards of working outdoors during hot weather and how to manage them.

Is there a legal indoor working temperature?

14 June 2021

Complaints about hot, stuffy offices are a common feature of UK summers. As the frequency of summer heatwaves increases, employers need to consider the effect of the heat on employees and take the steps necessary to protect their health and welfare. Gordon Tranter looks at the issues of a maximum office temperature, the risks of working in hot conditions indoors and the actions that should be taken to prevent heat stress.

Homeworking: is the novelty wearing off?

9 June 2021

While many have decided that remote working is here to stay, many organisations are planning for a return to the workplace. Is the “home-sweet-office” the real future or is it back to commuting? Jon Herbert investigates.

How to hold outdoor meetings

2 June 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that an increasing number of meetings have been held outdoors. Laura King considers how to continue the trend and get the most from an outdoor meeting.

Breaking bad habits from lockdown

26 May 2021

A quick look at some ways to improve and protect your health as businesses re-open and people return to the workplace.

Supreme Court decision in Heathrow Airport case

24 May 2021

On 16 December 2020, the Supreme Court gave judgement in the case of R (on the application of Friends of the Earth Ltd and others) v Heathrow Airport Ltd. Heathrow Airport Ltd had appealed against a Court of Appeal decision that the Secretary of State had acted unlawfully.

Covid Secure: working safely in offices and contact centres

17 May 2021

As the Covid-19 crisis continues, the Government is regularly updating its advice to ensure that employers, workers and the self-employed work safely during the pandemic. Vicky Powell looks at the key points for working safely in offices, contact centres and similar working spaces.