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New rules for IR35 and off-payroll working from 6 April

After postponements in 2019 and 2020, the 6 April 2021 is the third date scheduled for the off-payroll working rules to be extended to the private sector. The purpose of the change is to increase compliance with tax rules known as IR35. This change has implications for:

  • medium and large private sector organisations using contractors and freelancers;
  • contractors and freelancers who provide their services through an intermediary, such as a personal services company; and
  • agencies supplying contractors who provide their services through an intermediary.
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Can employers insist employees get vaccinated?

The rollout of the vaccination programme has been welcomed as the beginning of the end for the Covid-19 pandemic. For many employers, ensuring their workforce is vaccinated is an important step in getting their business back to operating as usual. However, the effects of ‘vaccine hesitancy’ and the anti-vaccine movement may mean that some employees refuse to be vaccinated.

How employers respond to choices around vaccinations brings into play employment law, data protection law and human rights and here we answer 5 common questions.

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Our top 5 reasons why we love being employment solicitors

Qualifying as a solicitor is a special moment. It takes years of studying and training and qualification brings an immense feeling of satisfaction and great achievement.  It can also be a bit scary venturing out in the working world knowing that you are now expected to make your own decisions.

Here we share all that is good and perhaps a bit surprising about working in employment law.

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10 ways the world of work has changed in the last 10 years – 2011 vs 2021

A new year is upon us and with all the uncertainty going on around us at the moment, it seems like the perfect opportunity to reflect and evaluate. We have all had to adapt in so many ways over the last 12 months, not least in how we all work, that we thought we’d have a look at how the world of work has changed in the last 10 years.

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Celebrating 10 successful years of providing specialist, client focused employment advice

Here at SCE Solicitors, in 2021 we are celebrating 10 successful years since our specialist HR & Employment Law firm was founded in 2011. Demand for our legal services, including our specialist mental health in the workplace support, has soared recently as employers grapple with managing staff through COVID-19 restrictions.

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Supporting and Engaging Women in Law in Leeds

This month our Director Samira Cakali presented to a room full of likeminded female legal professionals providing them insight, inspiration and instruction on the world of an entrepreneur.

Speaking at the Women in Law: Alternative Career Paths, Samira covered why she diverted from the traditional career path of working in established legal practises and instead broke out and created her own; focusing on client care and being able to create an environment where people can thrive, celebrating the individual.  It also has enabled her to have experience on a wide variety of cases and issues, deepening her understanding and enhancing her skills, quicker than she would have ever been able to do in a traditional route.

She also shared how it was her husband, who is naturally entrepreneurial minded, that told her that it was an equally safe option and that she was young enough, that if it didn’t work that she could go back to being employed.

Samira discussed the achievements and challenges associated with her career decision, which included still working with clients that she took on from day one, being able to have a child and return to work and finding the right team members.  She also highlighted that there is a completely new skill set that needs to be learnt when becoming business owner and strongly advised the audience to never, ever, think that things are running smoothly, as inevitably they immediately won’t afterwards.

There were also two other insightful legal ladies, alongside our Samira, who explored alternative career paths within the law, sharing their unique stories at the evening event.

Samira was inspired by Maria Walsh who juggles running her own practice, being an active mum of two, teaching, running training and online seminars while also finding time to keep fit!  

Her main takeaway from the evening was how much can be learnt from sharing experiences.

The seminar, hosted by the Leeds Law Society is part of the Women in Law network created for women solicitors, both in private practice and in-house in Leeds.

The format is informal and aimed at addressing issues that are at the centre of a working woman balancing the demands of career in the legal sector.  It is followed by time to chat, share ideas and build relationships.

Local Leeds lawyers going back to school

This week our very own Samira Cakali, Principal of SCE Solicitors, has been out in the community helping youngsters to understand the educational and vocational route to their dream jobs. This all took place via the annual Education Week organised by the Ahead Partnership in association with Leeds Law Society.

The scheme helps primary school children in disadvantaged areas around Leeds to explore their potential and understand the jobs available to them when they grow up.

Samira worked with a group of 10 and 11 year olds who can only be described as being truly inspiring. Samira said that “I had someone that wanted to become a pathologist, scientist, Lego designer, games tester and a chocolate factory owner all under one roof!”.

“It was a truly unforgettable experience which has left me with a lasting impression. I will never forget the budding young entrepreneur whose love of chocolate gave rise to his dream being the owner of a chocolate factory.”

Samira and SCE Solicitors would like to thank Leeds Law Society and the Ahead Partnership for organising the scheme, we will certainly be participating again next year!