December 2015 Archive

Top HR & Employment cases for 2015

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Kevin Lau takes a look at some of the most significant employment law cases from 2015 that will be remembered by employers and HR practitioners alike, explaining why they are important and their implications for employers. More …

Employment law Top 10 of 2015

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How will employers and HR professionals remember 2015? The year the new Government decided to step back from Employment law and take a break from changing it? More …

Phew! Changes to Deeds of Variation not so imminent

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Deeds of Variation have been a long-standing tool used to vary the distribution of a person's estate after they have died. Therefore in March when the Government announced its review into Deeds of Variation there was much worry amongst professional advisors about how this would impact their clients. More …

Criminal courts charge to be scrapped before Christmas

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Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor Michael Gove has announced that the Ministry of Justice is scrapping the controversial criminal courts charge introduced earlier this year, as of 24 December. More …

New year, new public procurement thresholds

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On 24 November 2015, Commission Delegated Regulation 2015/2170 amending Directive 2014/24 of the European Parliament and of the Council in respect of the application thresholds for the procedures for the award of contracts was made. More …

Blake Morgan's Professional Regulatory bulletin - review of December 2015 and January 2016

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It has been a busy couple of months in the Professional Regulatory world both inside and outside Blake Morgan. More …

Construction Law Update – November 2015

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Read our sector update for November, on the changes and updates in the world of construction as well as any relevant news. More …

Lesson to be learned from Standard Bank financial orders

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On 30 November 2015 the Crown Court approved a deferred prosecution agreement entered into by Standard Bank with the Serious Fraud Office to settle a bribery allegation triggered by a self-report made by the bank in 2013. More …