April 2015 Archive

Blake Morgan successfully defends two individuals in high profile defamation proceedings

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Blake Morgan has successfully defended two individuals in high profile defamation proceedings that were brought against them and three other individuals by Mohammad Asghar, a Welsh Assembly Member. More …

New rules for business visitors to the United Kingdom

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On 24 April 2015, the Immigration rules concerning visitors to the UK will fundamentally change; making it much easier for non-EU nationals to do business in the UK. More …

IP in the news- the Pop edition

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Intellectual property isn't just something that affects larger businesses, but world-famous pop-stars too. Recently, the Blurred lines dispute went to court and now Swifty finds herself in hot water with her song lyrics. More …

Charities and social enterprises that contract with the Government to be subject to increased transparency

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The Government has set out its policy on the transparency of information about publicly funded services in a set of principles called 'The Transparency of Suppliers and Government to the Public'. More …

Care Act 2014

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The much heralded Care Act 2014 has come into force with promises of significant change to the social care landscape. More …

Charities win exemption from Diverted Profits Tax

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The Diverted Profits Tax was originally announced by the Chancellor last autumn and has been included in the Finance Act 2015, which came into effect on 1 April 2015. More …

Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Act 2015 given Royal Assent

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The Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Act 2015 received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015. More …

Converting NHS charities to independent status

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Updated guidance has recently been published for NHS charities considering converting to become independent of the Department of Health. More …

Future secured for former Hackney fish processing facility

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The redevelopment of an old fish processing facility at London Fields, Hackney, known as 'The Fisheries', planning permission has been secured. More …

Employment law changes April 2015

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Many employers will be aware of changes which have been well-publicised for a long time, such as the introduction of Shared Parental Leave. However there are a number of changes that have been less well publicised. Of the large number of family friendly changes, most took effect on 5 April. More …