July 2015 Archive

Key issues regarding the Bar Standards Board latest consultation paper – “Review of the Disciplinary Tribunal Regulations"

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The BSB is seeking to review the Disciplinary Tribunal Regulations which have been in place (relatively un-amended) since 2009. More …

The death of Corporate Directors

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The Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 aims to change many aspects of Company Law and in particular will end the use of Corporate Directors. More …

Are pay-outs at the end of employment taxable?

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Tax situation depends on why and when termination payment is made. More …

Do you need to apply to the FCA to move your landing slot? If so act without further delay

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Where you carry on Consumer Credit Act (CCA) activities you should currently hold interim permission to carry on these activities. More …

The standard of care in negligence - can a person's mental illness be taken into account?

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Those familiar with negligence will know that in order to establish liability one must show that there has been a breach of a duty, or, a failure by a party to exercise the standard of care required by law which results in damage to the other party, to whom the duty was owed. More …

Education and Adoption Bill

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The Bill, announced in the Queen's Speech, has been published by the Education Secretary and is currently being debated in the House of Commons. More …

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill

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The Bill is now at committee stage in the House of Lords and looks to extend the Charity Commission's powers to protect charities from abuse and make it easier for charities to make social investments. More …

Build and protect your brand

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Helpful tips on how to build and protect your brand from Jill Bainbridge, Head of Intellectual Property group and Trade Mark prosecution team. More …

Update on the network and information security directive

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On 29 June 2015, following a recent meeting between the European Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission, the European Council confirmed that information society services would be “treated in a different manner” to essential services under the proposed Network and Information Security Directive. More …

Limit to holiday carried over following sick leave

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Good news for employers in a decision which limits the amount of holiday which can be carried over for employees on long-term sick leave. More …