February 2019 Archive

Private Client Issues - February 2019

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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 …

Blake Morgan's Employment Law Newsletter - Winter 2019

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A warm welcome to Blake Morgan's Winter newsletter, keeping you informed of the latest developments in Employment Law. More …

The unavailability of the companion – to postpone or not to postpone?

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Carrying out a fair disciplinary, capability or grievance procedure is essential for avoiding unfair dismissal claims and the EAT decision in Talon Engineering Ltd v Smith dealt with the common situation where an employee requests a disciplinary hearing to be postponed on the basis that their preferred companion is unavailable. More …

Proposals for better protection during pregnancy, maternity, and family leave

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We look at the Government's latest consultation on increased protection for parents, especially new and expectant mothers. More …

Brexit: EU nationals in the UK update

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With the threat of a 'no deal' Brexit becoming ever more possible, where are we with the migrant status of EU nationals already in the UK and those who have yet to arrive? More …

Supreme Court rules on disclosure of past convictions

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The government will have to consider making changes to the rules relating to criminal records disclosure following the Supreme Court's decision that certain elements of the disclosure provisions are in breach of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, namely, the right to respect for private and family life. More …

Automatic enrolment alert: Consultation with employees – some pitfalls

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Employers should be alert to the mandatory increases in total minimum contributions to their qualifying workforce pension schemes under the automatic enrolment regulations. More …

Blake Morgan successfully defends NHS England in a £1billion challenge brought against its largest ever medicines procurement

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On 18 January 2019, the High Court handed down judgment in the case of AbbVie Limited -v- NHS Commissioning Board (operating under the name of NHS England) [2019] EWHC 61 (TCC). Blake Morgan represented NHS England throughout the claim. More …