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Extension of permitted development rights for change of use of agricultural buildings to residential use

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Farmers and rural estate owners wishing to diversify their revenue streams by converting derelict, or redundant farm buildings into habitable units to be sold on the open market, or for lettings to residential tenants, will welcome recent changes to permitted development rights under class Q which came into force on 6 April 2018. More …

GDPR one week to go…are you GDPR-compliant when it comes to your own staff?

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Whilst many organisations have focussed on what the GDPR means for customer/client/supplier data from 25 May, have you taken the right actions with regard to your staff? We look at the very different considerations involved in being HR-GDPR compliant when it comes into force next week. More …

Does recent case spell trouble ahead for agency workers?

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal’s recent decision in Kocur v Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd means that an agency worker’s statutory rights to certain equal terms cannot be bought out by paying the worker a higher rate of pay than its permanent staff. More …

Health and Social Care Brochure

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The health and social care sector is transforming. In a rapidly changing environment, our team of specialist lawyers stay ahead of the issues to work with public and private providers, leading transformation to achieve better, integrated solutions and improve service user outcomes. Financial pressures, escalating costs of care and an increased focus on regulatory compliance are all playing a part in the changing landscape of the sector. We offer pragmatic and commercial advice to help you navigate the challenges and opportunities that these changes bring. At Blake Morgan, we are proud of our strong reputation in both the private and public health care markets, where we act for many of the largest private sector providers of health and social care. More …