June 2017 Archive

The Queen’s Speech and data protection - Keeping UK Data Protection “world class” and implementing the General Data Protection Regulation

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The Queen’s Speech on 21 June set out the UK Government’s legislative programme included plans for a Data Protection Bill to ensure that the UK retains its “world-class” data protection regime. More …

Recruiting an age diverse workforce, why should it be done and how

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Discrimination in relation to age has been, and still is, a prevalent issue within the UK workforce, writes Rajiv Joshi. However, attitudes need to change so how can employers avoid unconscious bias and age discrimination? More …

Shareholder rights - access to a company's financial documents

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Shareholders of private limited companies registered in England and in Wales have a statutory entitlement to be provided with a copy of the company's annual accounts and related documentation. More …

Legal Viewpoint - Obligations route blocked on parking permit restrictions

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A Court of Appeal ruling last month involving planning permission to convert a building in west London from five flats to eight explored the lawfulness and enforceability of planning obligations that seek to restrict residents from applying for permits for on-street parking. In 2015, the High Court held that such obligations fall outside the scope of section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. More …

Employers urged to act over risk of heat stress as temperatures soar

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Employers are being warned that they must take steps to keep staff comfortable during the heatwave or risk falling foul of the law. More …

Blake Morgan's Professional Regulatory bulletin - June 2017

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Welcome to our latest update on all the relevant case law and important news in the Professional Disciplinary legal sector. More …

Press Releases Professional Regulatory - June 2017

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Press releases for the professional regulatory sector. More …

Clarke v General Optical Council [2017] EWHC 521 (Admin)

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The Appellant (an optometrist) successfully appealed against a decision of the Fitness to Practise Committee (FTPC) to (1) find him currently impaired and (2) to erase him from the register of optometrists. More …

Bale v General Medical Council [2017] EWHC 804 (Admin)

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This case provides a reminder that a local denial of allegation which is subsequently found to be proved does not necessarily amount to dishonesty on behalf of a Registrant and highlights the need for motivation charges to be supported by strong and cogent evidence. More …

The Queen (on the application of Pitt and Tyas) v General Pharmaceutical Council [2017] EWHC 809 (Admin)

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A decision reinforces the notion that the privilege of being a member of a registered profession comes with the quid pro quo that proper standards of personal behaviour will be maintained at all times. More …