October 2015 Archive

Pre-Pack Pools in Administrations

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On 2 November 2015, the new process for pre-pack sales of businesses by companies about to go into administration will come into force. More …

Deregulation of late night refreshment from 5 November 2015

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If your premises supplies hot food or drink after 11pm, you should be aware of the changes to Late Night Refreshment licensing regime that come into force on 5 November 2015. More …

Prosecution sends out warning over collective redundancies

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The recent prosecutions of former directors of USC and City Link are important reminders of the statutory requirements to consult with employees – directors of collapsed companies ignore them at their peril. More …

Solar Power benefiting Oxfordshire Communities

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Blake Morgan's Planning Team has utilised its wealth of experience in renewable development to help Sustainable Charlbury obtain planning permission for revised proposals for the Southill Solar community-owned solar farm in Oxfordshire. More …

Lawyers against poverty initiative

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Lawyers Against Poverty

Events of the past months have highlighted the need for the most vulnerable people across the globe to have access to justice. Oxfam has been tirelessly working on this for years and has this year launched the “Lawyers Against Poverty” initiative which aims to fight injustice and help people break free of poverty. More …

Blake Morgan Looks 'Back to the Future' in Law

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Fans of the classic film 'Back to the Future' will be all too familiar with today's date, 21 October 2015, as the date Marty Mcfly and eccentric Doctor Emmet Brown travelled forward, in the DeLorean. Fast forward 30 years from when the film was first shown, and we find ourselves in a slightly different world to the one predicted in the film More …

Family mediation signposting

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Family mediation is one of the ways separating or divorcing couples can resolve matters relating to their finances and/or children. More …

Is Catholic separation set to become more straightforward?

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Firstly, it is important to remember that a Catholic annulment confirms that there was no valid marriage in the eyes of the church. A married couple may choose to obtain a civil divorce, but this will not be recognised by the church, and so many Catholics may seek a Catholic annulment after a civil divorce. More …

PRT Case Commentary- Chaudhuri and Gosalakkal

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Barrister Kate Blackburn and Trainee Amy Fullerton give their commentary on recent cases within their department. More …

Professional Standards Authority – Rethinking Regulation

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James Danks discusses the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) long-awaited report regarding its view of the current state of regulation in healthcare. More …