August 2015 Archive

It’s good to talk?

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At our September Employment Clubs we will be looking at the impact of mental health in the workplace and how to tackle the stigma around mental health. This has been in the news recently when Ruby Wax said in her view that people with a mental health problem should not tell their bosses about it. More …

How long should I keep personal data? How long is a piece of string…

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We are often asked by clients how long they should or can keep personal data in their control and largely our answer is that it should not be kept for longer than is necessary for the purposes for which they are holding the data. Such an answer reflects the fifth data protection principle enshrined in the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act) by which all data controllers must abide but it is often as useful an answer for clients as if we had replied to them, "how long is a piece of string….?". More …

Prior planning prevents tax-poor performance

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Recent changes in residential property tax are confusing for us all. But for our many non-domicile residents, or people who are considering a move to the UK, the sheer array of potential pitfalls must leave them begging the question whether UK property ownership is worth the aggravation? More …

BULLETIN: Professional regulatory law update - Review of July 2015

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Welcome to Blake Morgan's latest edition of the professional regulatory law update, our update of the important case law and news in the field of Professional Regulation. This month's edition looks at legal developments in June 2015. More …

Handling communications during and after maternity leave

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Under the Maternity and Parental Leave etc Regulations 1999 (the “Regulations”), an employer is permitted to maintain “reasonable contact from time to time” with an employee who is on maternity leave. More …

Cloud computing - key risks and issues

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Cloud computing, the ability to deliver computing resources as a utility service, is becoming increasingly mainstream with one estimate indicating that more than half US businesses already use cloud services. More …

Dealing with employees bad-mouthing the organisation on Facebook

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Is your disciplinary policy fit for purpose? More …

Resources for children and young people

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Our Family mediation team have complied a helpful list of resources that can help children and young people going through separation and divorce in the family. More …

Landmark judgment in backwards tracing appeal handed down by Privy Council

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The Privy Council has today handed down the hotly anticipated decision in Durant International Corporation and another (Appellants) v The Federal Republic of Brazil and another (Respondents). More …