May 2016 Archive

People with Significant Control

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EFFECTIVE FROM 6 APRIL 2016 - LEGAL UPDATE People with Significant Control More …

The Queen's Speech - 18th May 2016

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Following the Queen's Speech on 18th May 2016, we analyse a number of the Bills that were announced as part of the State Opening of Parliament. More …

Blake Morgan responds to Government Starter Homes consultation

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Blake Morgan has today responded to the Department of Communities and Local Governments extended Consultation on the controversial Starter Homes initiative. More …

Big data and financial services

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Simon Stokes looks at Big data and financial services. Simon presented this paper at The Centre for Information Rights Third Winchester Conference, TrilCon. More …

UK industrial design copyright revived from 28 July 2016

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Unlike many other countries the UK has traditionally had limited copyright protection for industrially manufactured artistic works – iconic chairs, lamps, fabric and wallpaper designs, for example. More …

Starting to Influence

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Whilst the majority of the Housing Sector's focus has centred around the political ping pong of the Housing and Planning Bill between the Houses of Commons and Lords, it is easy to forget the current Department for Communities and Local Government's Consultation on Starter Homes Regulations. More …

Fair dismissal of employee where employer reasonably believed there was no right to work in the UK

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The EAT has upheld the Employment Tribunal’s decision that an employer’s genuine and reasonable belief that an employee was no longer permitted to work in the UK was sufficient to justify the dismissal for "some other substantial reason." More …

It's no sacrifice?

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Do childcare vouchers given as part of a salary sacrifice scheme have to be continued during maternity leave? Sarah Peacock looks at the EAT's decision in Peninsula Business Services v Donaldson and considers how easy it is for employers to rely on it. More …

Transocean Drilling UK Limited v Providence Resources PLC [2016] EWCA Civ 372

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This case involved a claim for loss of use by Providence of oil exploration rigs off the coast of Ireland. More …