January 2013 Archive

Employee-shareholder status: More trouble than it's worth?

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Specialists from Blake Morgan's Tax, Company and Employment law teams consider the problems with the new status of 'employee-shareholders' due to be introduced in April. More …

Consultation published on reforming the recruitment sector regulatory regime

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On 17 January 2013 the Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) published its consultation on streamlining the legislation that governs the recruitment sector. More …

Firm farewell for long-serving retirees

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Blake Morgan's Corporate department recently said goodbye to two long-serving colleagues, partner Richard Tassell who has been with the firm for over 15 years and Anita Proud, a secretary in the Employment team for over 28 years. More …

Damages Based Agreements v Conditional Fee Agreements

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The impending introduction of Damages Based Agreements in April 2013 will give rise to an interesting problem for lawyers. More …

Legal expenses insurance

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Legal expenses insurers go to some lengths to make sure good quality law firms handle claims and set up a panel of firms following a rigorous tender and auditing process. More …

Eweida and others v United Kingdom – Implications for employers and the Government's plans on same-sex marriage

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that Ms Eweida, who was transferred to another role for wearing a visible cross against British Airways' uniform code, had had her right to freedom of religion violated under the European Convention of Human Rights. More …

Constitution of Mauritius

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In the case of Marie Joseph Charles Robert Lesage. The Mauritius Commercial Bank Limited (2012 UK PC41) the Privy Council concluded that Article 6 of the European Convention did not guarantee a right of appeal at all. More …

Thames Valley police arrests 278 motorists on suspicion of drink driving in December 2012

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There has been wide spread media coverage recently of the number of motorists arrested on suspicion of drink driving in the Thames Valley in December 2012. More …

Notices of Appeal in Lesage v Mauritius Commercial Bank

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Lord Kerr has commented on the recent judgement (Lesage v Mauritius Commercial Bank – 2012 UK PC 41). More …