Jacob is a qualified solicitor working with organisations and individuals across the full spectrum of corporate and commercial law issues.
Jacob acts for domestic and international businesses across a range of sectors, with particular interest in the arts, media, and technology sectors. Jacob has extensive experience assisting clients with commercial agreements, transactions, and managing data protection obligations, including data transfers and data subject access requests.
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- 27 July 2022
On strike: Industrial action questions answered
This summer has seen a surge in industrial action largely related to rising inflation and the hugely publicised cost of living crisis. Further planned strikes are currently due to go ahead on 27 July, 30 July, 18 August and 20 August. This is expected to cause severe disruption and we answer some commonly asked questions regarding industrial action below.
- 14 July 2022
Key considerations when undertaking a redundancy process
Recently, many employers have been considering restructuring their business, particularly in light of the global pandemic and various ways of working. We explore the considerations when undertaking a fair redundancy process.
- 12 July 2022
Fit note changes & proving employee sickness
Employees can now be signed off work when sick by nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists and physiotherapists who can sign statements of fitness for work, also known as a GP fit note. But what might this mean for employers who suspect that a worker is exaggerating their condition for some reason?
- 11 July 2022
Apprenticeships: The answer to UK talent shortage?
The UK seems to be suffering from a shortage of talent and there are a number of reasons for this. One of the reasons is demographics, with the baby boomers fast retiring, leaving generations much smaller in size behind them in the workplace. Secondly, we have a skills mismatch – there are a surplus of workers with certain skills that are not in as high demand and a shortage of workers who hold highly demanded skills.
- 11 July 2022
Fit note changes: Proving employee sickness
A change in the law from 1 July 2022 increases opportunities for employees to be signed off work when sick. Nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists and physiotherapists can now sign statements of fitness for work, also known as a GP fit note.
- 06 July 2022
- Privacy and Data Protection
Data protection: moving in a ‘new direction’ for the UK?
There have been many developments in data protection over the last few years, ranging from the implementation of the GDPR, the result of the decision in the case of Schrems II and new agreements and processes for international data transfers.