August 2018 Archive

New Acas Guidance on overtime rights

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Associate Vicky Schollar comments in People Management on the new Acas Guidance on overtime rights and the implications of overtime when calculating holiday pay. More …

When does inconsistent conduct amount to a variation of contract? Merit Holdings Limited v Michael J Lonsdale Limited [2017]

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An issue which often arises in a commercial setting is where two companies agree a contract for goods or services but do not put the terms in writing, instead relying on verbal agreement or letters of intent. More …

Time to prepare for data limbo? A no-deal Brexit and its impact on cross-border data flows

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As a no-deal Brexit becomes a distinct possibility the UK government is to start producing guidance to deal with this eventuality. However when it comes to data protection and the cross border flow of personal data – critical to the UK economy – the UK's options in absence of a deal with the EU which expressly addresses data protection are very limited. More …

Real Estate lawyers attending 2018 RESI convention

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Top Blake Morgan Real Estate lawyers are attending the prestigious RESI Convention on 12-14 September at Celtic Manor, Newport. More …

Buying and Selling Companies in 2018: Have you missed the boat?

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It has been acknowledged that SMEs are the heartbeat of this country’s economy representing approximately 99% of all UK private sector businesses. When people talk of small and medium sized businesses, there is a tendency to think of them in terms of the corner shop, whereas in reality the official UK definition includes enterprises which have turnover up to £25m, up to 249 employees and asset values up to £12.5m. More …

Government opens a consultation looking at reform of cycling laws

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Leading Criminal and Regulatory lawyer, Tim Williamson, welcomes the opening of a consultation to look at the reform of cycling laws. More …

Sculpting a problem?

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Successful visual artists often operate through limited companies. This can have tax advantages. One such example was the leading British sculptor Lynn Chadwick, who died in 2003. From July 1973 he changed his status from a sole trader to becoming a director and employee of a company he and his wife owned and transferred his stock and trading business to the company at that time. More …

Private Client Issues - August 2018

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Welcome to this month's edition of Private Client Issues, Blake Morgan's monthly round-up of the topics you may find of interest. Insight and advice on developments affecting private. More …