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Energy Innovation | Contracting battery storage projects: market insight from Open Energi

The second in our series of Energy Innovation Podcasts. In this episode Deborah Harvey interviews Robyn Lucas, Head of Data Science at Open Energi, on the trends she is seeing in relation to contracting battery storage projects.

The Tax Break | Taxpayer Information notices

In our latest tax podcast, Ian Hyde and Matt Greene consider the sorts of issues you need to think about when HMRC start asking you for information or documents.

The Employment Law Coffee Break | Dealing with flexible working requests

As businesses explore their future plans for hybrid/remote working, it is important not to forget the existing statutory rights around flexible working which more employees may now seek to take advantage of as workplaces reopen more fully. Our latest podcast looks at the existing legal framework and the particular issues this is now raising for many businesses in the current climate.

Mobility as a Service | Competition law and MaaS: Opening up mobility markets

Mobility as a Service ("MaaS") brings many benefits to consumers, and consumer trust is key to a successful MaaS platform. This second episode of Osborne Clarke's MaaS series explores consumer law issues relevant to MaaS, both within the UK and across borders.

Decarbonisation | In conversation with ... Roberto Castiglioni and Simon Whistler

This is the first podcast in Osborne Clarke's new series titled 'Decarbonisation | In conversation with…'. This podcast has been set up to capture conversations with individuals who are pushing the boundaries across sectors as we move towards the goal of reaching Net Zero. For this first edition, released to celebrate Earth Day, James Watson, Osborne Clarke's International Head of Decarbonisation interviews Simon Whistler from the UN PRI and Roberto Castiglioni, Co-Founder and CEO of Ikigai Capital.

Mobility as a Service | What are the consumer law considerations in MaaS?

Mobility as a Service ("MaaS") brings many benefits to consumers, and consumer trust is key to a successful MaaS platform. This second episode of Osborne Clarke's MaaS series explores consumer law issues relevant to MaaS, both within the UK and across borders.

UK/EU Trade Mark Essentials for US Stakeholders

Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, Daniel Ramos and Senior Associate, Anna Rawlings, take a high level look at UK and EU trade mark law and procedure in comparison to the US and the key differences to note for US stakeholders.

The Tax Break | Virtual hearings in the tax tribunal

The ongoing pandemic has led to virtual hearings before the tax tribunal. In the latest in our tax podcasts series, Matt Greene, an associate director in our tax disputes team, discusses how the tribunal has evolved to allow virtual hearings and what a virtual hearing before the tribunal is like in practice. He gives his top tips for coping with a virtual hearing and dealing with problems that can arise. For example, the tribunal suggests that a remote hearing can take up to 50% longer and so that needs to be taken into account when listing the hearing. He also considers whether these types of hearing will be here to stay once normal life resumes.

The Employment Law Coffee Break | Promoting diversity and inclusion in your business

In this week's podcast, Danielle Kingdon a Partner in our Employment practice talks to Kate Howitt, UK Counsel for Zynga, a leading developer of social games to discuss how they promote diversity and inclusion in their business.

Employment Law Coffee Break | A spotlight on Employment Tribunals in light of Covid-19

This week Catherine Shepherd and Kath Sadler-Smith talk to Phillip Chivers, who leads the Employment Tribunal Management service at Osborne Clarke, on how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on the claims we are seeing in practice and practical steps for employers faced with a claim.

The Tax Break | How will the upcoming IR35 changes impact the end-user?

In the latest of our tax podcast series, Ian Hyde is joined by Tracey Wright, a partner in OC's tax group, to discuss the upcoming IR35 changes.

Energy Innovation | Technology M&A trends

This is the first episode in a new Osborne Clarke podcast series looking at Energy Innovation. We will look at legal and other issues relevant to energy innovation, including through case studies and guest interviews. In the first episode Deborah Harvey and David Ferris discuss some of the technology M&A themes we are seeing in the energy space, and provide a high level overview of some of the key legal issues.

Mobility as a Service | What is MaaS and what are the legal challenges?

This is the first episode in a new Osborne Clarke podcast series about Mobility as a Service ("MaaS"). We will look at legal and other issues relevant to MaaS, including through case studies and guest interviews. In the first episode we try to define MaaS, a term that already seems to mean many different things, and provide a high level overview of some of the key legal issues.

The Tax Break | Disputes with HMRC and collateral claims - limitation issues

Ian Hyde and Katherine King are back to discuss issues arising in relation to collateral claims and examine in detail the question of what to do in order to avoid the collateral claim against the third party becoming time-barred.

Employment Law Coffee Break | Neurodiversity: Creating inclusivity in your workplace

This week Danielle Kingdon, employment partner, speaks with Nancy Doyle, CEO of Genius Within to provide a practical introduction to neurodiversity and the considerations for employers seeking to attract, retain and support neuro-diverse talent. For many employers their understanding of neurodiversity is just developing and this podcast provides a timely and practical outline.

The Tax Break | Disputes with HMRC and collateral claims - mitigation issues

When HMRC investigates tax compliance and alleged errors, taxpayers will need to consider whether they have any collateral claims they can pursue against third parties. For example, there may be potential claims against professional advisers as well as indemnities given to the taxpayer in a wide range of commercial contracts. A key issue will be whether the taxpayer has mitigated its loss. This latest podcast in our tax podcast series by Ian Hyde and Katherine King looks at what the duty of mitigation requires and how potential problems can be headed off.

Employment Law Coffee Break | Spotting the signs of employee misconduct part 2

Following on from last week's podcast on spotting the signs of employee misconduct, this week Peter Sheppard, partner in our Disputes and Resolution team looks at the legal and practical steps employers should consider when they become aware that an employee is preparing to act in competition. Listen here.

Employment Law Coffee Break | Spotting the signs of employee misconduct part 1

This week we talk to Peter Sheppard, a partner in our disputes and resolution team, who discusses the red flags that an employee, individually or as part of a team, may be preparing to leave your business. Next week, Peter will guide us through the legal and other steps that can be taken in these circumstances.

Employment Law Coffee Break | Covid-19 vaccination roll out in France

This week we speak to Jerome Scapoli, a partner in our Paris office, on the vaccination roll out in France and considerations for employers.

The Tax Break | HMRC enquiries - Getting things moving

An HMRC investigation can be a lengthy process, taking up valuable management time, increased costs and continued uncertainty for the business, for example on audit or on a sale of the business. In our latest podcast, Matt Greene and Ian Hyde discuss why enquiries can run on and how companies can take proactive steps to accelerate the investigation. They also provide valuable tips on how to frame correspondence with the HMRC, what to cover in meetings and how to use closure notices in a way that will make it easier and quicker to resolve matters.

Employment Law Coffee Break | An update on post-termination restrictions

At the end of last year, the government published a consultation looking a potential reforms to post-termination restrictions in employment contracts. In summary, two options are being considered in relation to non-compete provisions; a payment of compensation for the duration of the restriction, or a complete ban. Any reforms may also be extended to other forms of restrictions, such as non-solicitation and non-dealing provisions. The consultation closes on 26 February. In the interim, the High Court has issued an interesting decision looking at the enforceability of a non-compete provision which we discuss, along with the consultation, with Anna Elliott in this week's podcast.

Employment Law Coffee Break | Covid-19 vaccination roll out in The Netherlands

As the vaccine roll-out continues, this week Catherine Shepherd talks to Sabine van Baren from Osborne Clarke's Amsterdam office about the considerations for employers in The Netherlands.

Employment Law Coffee Break | Covid-19 vaccination roll out in Spain

As the vaccine roll-out continues, this week Catherine Shepherd talks to Eva Otaegui from Osborne Clarke's Barcelona office about the considerations for employers in Spain.

The Tax Break | What are the key tax issues for businesses arising out of Brexit?

In the first in a series of tax podcasts where the Osborne Clarke Tax team look at topical tax and tax disputes issues of interest to house tax teams and general counsel, Ian Hyde, tax disputes partner, and Mat Oliver, corporate tax partner in the Osborne Clarke Tax Group look at the tax issues for business arising out of Brexit.

Employment Law Coffee Break | Covid-19 vaccination roll out in Sweden

In this Employment Law Coffee Break Podcast, Kath Sadler-Smith discusses with Mikael Nelson a partner in our Stockholm office the vaccine roll out in Sweden and the key considerations for employers. Please do speak to your usual Osborne Clarke contact for support on this.

Employment Law Coffee Break | Covid-19 vaccination roll out in Belgium

In this Employment Law Coffee Break Podcast, Kath Sadler-Smith discusses with Thierry Vierin, a partner in our Brussels office the vaccine roll out in Belgium and the key considerations for employers. This podcast forms part of a series looking at the considerations around Covid-19 vaccinations for employers in different jurisdictions – you can listen to our other podcasts by clicking on the links below. Osborne Clarke continues to advise employers on the legal and practical implications of the Covid-19 pandemic, including the vaccination roll-out across our offices. Please do contact your usual Osborne Clarke contact for further details and advice.

Employment Law Coffee Break | Covid-19 vaccination roll out in Germany

In this Employment Law Coffee Break Podcast, Catherine Shepherd discusses with David Plitt, a partner in our Hamburg office the vaccine roll out in Germany and the key considerations for employers. This podcast forms part of a series looking at the considerations around Covid-19 vaccinations for employers in different jurisdictions – you can listen to our other podcasts by clicking on the links below. Osborne Clarke continues to advise employers on the legal and practical implications of the Covid-19 pandemic, including the vaccination roll-out across our offices. Please do contact your usual Osborne Clarke contact for further details and advice.

Employment Law Coffee Break | Covid-19 vaccination roll out in Italy

In this Employment Law Coffee Break Podcast, Kath Sadler-Smith discusses with Stefano Lava, a partner in our Milan office the vaccine roll out in Italy and the key considerations for employers. This podcast forms part of a series looking at the considerations around Covid-19 vaccinations for employers in different jurisdictions – you can listen to our other podcasts by clicking on the links below. Osborne Clarke continues to advise employers on the legal and practical implications of the Covid-19 pandemic, including the vaccination roll-out across our offices. Please do contact your usual Osborne Clarke contact for further details and advice.

Employment Law Coffee Break | Lockdown 3: The immediate considerations

A new national lockdown is not the start to the new year we were all hoping for and in our latest podcast we look at the immediate issues for employers in light of the latest government guidance restricting movement in England. Similar restrictions are also in place in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and with the situation ever changing, it will be important to keep check on the latest position in the regions in which you operate. Many employers will be understandably concerned about continuing support for their workforce; the government announced at the end of December that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is now extended on its current terms until 30 April 2021. With a general feeling that resilience is not as high as in earlier lockdowns, mental health and employee wellbeing remain high priority issues. Manager training will also be key in ensuring consistency across the business and enabling managers to understand the potential risks across a range of situations and where they should be calling on support from HR. Please contact us for more details on how we can assist you in this respect.

The Employment Law Coffee Break | Covid-19 workplace risks for managers

This week Catherine Shepherd and Kath Sadler-Smith, knowledge lawyers in our UK employment team, discuss three of the legal risks managers should be alert too as Covid-19 looks set to continue its impact on the workplace in 2021 and the practical steps for managing these. This is our last Employment Law Coffee Break Podcast for 2020 but we hope you have enjoyed the series and that you will join us in 2021 as we focus on the latest legal and practical challenges for employers.