February 2016 Archive

The power of remaining cautiously optimistic about the NHS

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A couple of weeks ago I was privileged to spend some time talking to Rob Webster Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation about the big challenges the NHS is facing. More …

Car accident warehouse worker was disabled and needed ‘reasonable adjustments’

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In this article written for People Management, Kevin Lau, Solicitor in our Employment law team, discusses a recent case on whether a warehouse worker was disabled for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010, and the circumstances in which employers will be required to make 'reasonable adjustments' for staff who have a disability. More …

New Statutory Register introduced under Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (SBEE) – Part Two

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Whether you are a company or an individual shareholder in a company this new legislation will affect you. This is our second article relating the Register for People with Significant Control (PSC Register). More …

Emyr Lewis co-authors new guide to State Aid for universities

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Emyr Lewis, a partner in our specialist education sector practice at Blake Morgan, is one of the co-authors of a new Guide to State Aid for universities commissioned by AURIL and PraxisUnico with support from HEFCE. More …

No further forward on holiday pay?

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has today ruled that UK law on holiday pay can be interpreted to include notional commission in line with European case law, confirming the position in previous rulings (including its earlier ruling on non-guaranteed overtime). More …

Protecting the currency of the knowledge economy:

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Our IP and Technology expert explains why reverse engineering will be permitted under the Directive and what to do about it. More …

Spatial Awareness: A National Development Framework for Wales

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Historically, and notwithstanding Henry VIII's "singular zeal, love, and favour" towards the Welsh, the Principality has experienced both a cultural and political lag from the traditional seat of power in London. More …

Watch Rob Webster talk to Blake Morgan about the future of the NHS in England and in Wales

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Blake Morgan LLP was delighted to be one of the main supporters of this year's Welsh NHS Confederation Conference 'Building a Vision for NHS Wales'. At the conference, we were fortunate to speak to Rob Webster, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation. More …

New Statutory Register introduced under Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (SBEE) – Part One

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Whether you are a company, an LLP or an individual shareholder this new legislation will affect you. More …

Employee fails to prove lower bonus was ‘irrational and perverse’

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In this article written for People Management, Oliver Weiss, senior associate in our Employment law team, discusses how much discretion an employer has in determining the amount of a discretionary bonus. More …