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Corporate Governance Regulations: are you ready to report?

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New Corporate Governance rules from January this year affect not just quoted companies, but companies with more than 250 employees, with an increased requirement for directors to report on employee engagement, how they have engaged with employees and had regard to employee interests including on principal company decisions, as well as reporting on CEO pay ratios for quoted companies. More …

What happens to insolvency proceedings if the UK leaves the UK without a deal?

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With "Brexit Day", 29 March 2019, drawing immediately close without any sign of deal, we take a look at what a no-deal Brexit would mean for insolvency practitioners. More …

Supreme Court rules on meaning of ‘unfavourable treatment’

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Matthew Smith, Partner in Blake Morgan's Employment Law team discusses Williams v The Trustees of Swansea University Pension and Assurance Scheme and Swansea University where the Supreme Court confirmed a common-sense approach to the meaning of ‘unfavourable treatment’ under section 15 of the Equality Act 2010. More …

Suspending an employee from work

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A recent Court of Appeal decision provides useful guidance for employers and held that there is no breach of the implied term of trust and confidence where there is reasonable and proper cause to suspend an employee from work pending investigations into allegations of misconduct. More …

Photographing the Public Domain – EU to remove copyright protection from public domain art images

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Copyright expert Simon Stokes explores the EU's recent announcement that images of works of art in the public domain will no longer be protected by copyright. More …