Global economic, technological and environmental changes are affecting the automotive industry at a fast pace. Our industry expert lawyers can help manage the risks, and exploit the opportunities.
Led by Managing Partner Monica Atwal, the automotive law team understands the roles of our clients’ staff, from technicians to Dealer Principals and works in partnership with clients aiming to become an integral part of their business. We understand the pressures businesses face and aim to provide clear and practical advice.
Our extensive industry expertise covers; motor dealerships, manufacturers and vehicle importers, finance houses, retail outlets, repair centres, garages and service stations throughout the UK.
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- 01 July 2022
Preparing for sponsor compliance visits
The Home Office suspended all points-based system sponsor compliance and assessment visits during the Covid-19 pandemic whilst lockdown restrictions were in effect. Sponsor compliance visits have now resumed. and it appears that the Home Office is attempting to make up for lost time.
- 29 June 2022
Determining Employment status: The NHS Dentist Case
In this podcast listen to the case of Sejpal v Rodericks Dental Limited, which focuses on the status of a dentist and was heard by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), tried to offer some clarity on how the tests for employment status should be applied.
- 28 June 2022
- Privacy and Data Protection
DSAR: Do I need to provide names if requested?
Under GDPR employees have the right to request access to their personal data from their employer called a DSAR. Many employers refer to groups rather than names. A recent case could have some impact on the way this is interpreted in UK GDPR.
- 23 June 2022
- Privacy and Data Protection
Protecting data when working remotely
Clarkslegal’s Data Protection Solicitors Melanie Pimenta and Jacob Montague discuss some of the issues surrounding data protection and hybrid or remote working.
- 22 June 2022
EAT clarifies worker test in latest status decision
Employment status and how it is determined has been an issue that has vexed the courts recently, with cases in both the employment and tax tribunals.
“Clarkslegal’s overall level of service is outstanding and far better than that of any other law firm I have had experience with. Monica Atwal is part of our HR team and I trust and rely on her 100%. That says it all”.
Tracey Hirst – Group HR Manager, Jardine Motors Group
“We are very pleased with the support and advice received from on the recent acquisition by BMW Group UK. With clear, concise and timely advice and management, Ashan and his team helped us navigate through some complex arrangements and seamlessly bridged the gap between the legal and commercial issues”