May 2015 Archive

New immigration bill – what it means for business

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The new Conservative government has announced plans, outlined in a speech by the Prime Minister last week and in today's Queen's Speech, that it will introduce fundamental changes to the immigration system as set out in the Conservative election manifesto. More …

What does the Queen’s Speech mean for employment law?

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Details of the government’s legislative programme were set out in today’s Queen’s Speech and the government has clearly identified its priorities for the new Parliament. More …

Warning from the Charity Commission about scams

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The Charity Commission has issued a press release urging charities and individuals to be "vigilant and look out for scams used by fraudsters to obtain bank details". More …

Blake Morgan Partner to speak at IIPLA Global IP Summit 2015 London

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Blake Morgan's head of Intellectual Property, Jill Bainbridge will be speaking at the leading international IP summit in London on 29th July. More …

Sale of Orchard Portman House Hospital to Cygnet Health Care

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Blake Morgan acted for Beagle Healthcare and Albion Ventures in relation to the successful sale of Orchard Portman to Cygnet Health Care. More …

If a sixth form teacher goes on strike, how much of their pay can their employer withhold?

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Today, 14 May 2015 the Court of Appeal handed down a judgment in the case of Hartley & Others v King Edward VI College [2015] EWCA Civ 455. More …

Fraudsters dealt blow after seeking to hide behind illegality defence

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On 22 April 2015, the Supreme Court handed down judgment on the appeal from the Court of Appeal in Jetivia SA & Another v Bilta (UK) Limited (in liquidation) & Others. More …

TZ V General Medical Council [2015] EWHC 1001 (Admin)

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The Appellant was a Locum Senior House Officer in the Emergency Department of a hospital in London. An allegation was made by a female patient (Patient A), that he had spoken to her in a sexual manner and then sexually assaulted. More …

Blake Morgan PRT Commentary on the TZ V General Medical Council [2015] EWHC 1001 (Admin) Judgment

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This is a very lengthy decision where Gilbart J goes through the authorities, and indeed formulates a test in order to address what he considered to be the primary appeal point. More …