February 2016 Archive

Construction Newsletter February 2016

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A brief update on recent news and developments in construction law More …

The Education and Adoption Bill

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Since its announcement in June 2015, the Education and Adoption Bill has been progressing its way through Parliament, first debated by the House of Commons and now scrutinised by the House of Lords. More …

VAT for Colleges: Upper Tribunal decision on achieving zero-rating for construction work

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This case concerned the meaning of business use of a new building and how income from grant subsidised services should be treated by a charity further education college. More …

Jill Bainbridge appointed co-chair of IP Committee at TAGLaw

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Building on her international reputation for handling Intellectual Property disputes, Jill Bainbridge has just been appointed co-chair of the IP committee of our international legal network, TAGLaw. TAGLaw is one of the five largest legal alliances in the world and one of the Global 'Elite' according to Chambers. With 155 member firms in 87 countries, this is a network with extensive reach and so this appointment puts Jill at the heart of IP developments around the world. More …

You can't please everyone all of the timeā€¦..

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That's clear from the reaction today following the government's announcement about its proposed legislation requiring employers to publish gender pay gap information from April 2018. The measure is expected to affect around 8,000 employers. More …

Blake Morgan Partner awarded prestigious SCL Hudson Prize

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Construction Partner Rachel Gwilliam, has been awarded Second Prize in this year's prestigious Hudson Prize for her paper on the thorny issue of recovery of adjudication costs under the Late Payments Act. More …

People News- Professional Regulatory December 2015 and January 2016

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We review the movers and promotions within the professional regulatory bodies we work with. More …

Blake Morgan's Professional Regulatory Bulletin - review of February 2016

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Welcome to this month's professional regulatory law update. More …

A person's right to rent

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The changes coming into force in England as of 1 February 2016 which introduces a "Right to Rent" scheme will affect landlords and managing agents. Here is what the new changes will include. More …