October 2018 Archive

Can an obligation in a conveyance to maintain fencing take effect as an Easement?

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In the recent case of Churston Golf Club v Haddock, the High Court considered whether an obligation to maintain fencing contained in a conveyance could take effect as an easement and not as a positive covenant. More …

Blake Morgan launch Local Authority Matters at the LLG Governance Conference 2018

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In response to the increasing demand for pragmatism and innovation in the local government market, Blake Morgan's specialist sector team has launched a publication to share good advice and their latest thinking with others in this space. More …

Protecting Trade Secrets and implementation of the new Directive

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On the 8 June 2016, the European Commission, European Parliament and the Council adopted a Directive which had the aim of harmonising the approach to protecting trade secrets across the EU so that businesses would benefit from the same minimum standard of protection against the misuse of their trade secrets. More …

The Budget is coming – possible changes to tax treatment for pension contributions

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This year's Budget will take place on 29 October and there is the usual speculation that the Chancellor will make changes to the tax relief available on pension contributions but other changes to pensions may be announced as well. More …

High court dismisses latest data protection action against Google

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A data protection claim that was potentially worth over £1 billion has been dismissed by the High Court. More …

Gender balance

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Alison Craggs sets out important points to consider when advising a transgender client. More …

SFO v EURASIAN NATURAL RESOURCES CORPORTATION [2018] EWCA Civ 2006

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Guy Micklewright looks at why this case is important for corporations and other organisations carrying out internal investigations to establish how to respond to a possible criminal investigation. More …

Unlimited holidays – employment utopia or career suicide?

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No cap on holiday entitlement is increasingly a perk being offered by employers, including Netflix and Virgin. Is giving employees the freedom to decide how much holiday they need every employee's dream, or could the taking of annual leave damage careers? More …

Private Client Issues - October 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 individuals. More …