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Jun
13
2016

Do you need help getting your PSC register or Confirmation Statements in order?
#Corporate

On 6 April 2016, ‘The Register of People with Significant Control Regulations 2016’ came into effect requiring companies to keep a register of people with significant control (PSC Register) with their company’s statutory books. ...

Jun
10
2016

Clarkslegal advises on the sale of Microtor Limited  
#Corporate

Clarkslegal, led by corporate lawyers Jon Chapman and Esma Kilic, advised the selling shareholders on the sale of Microtor Limited....

Jun
10
2016

Tech entrepreneurs: do you have a Will?
#Private Client #Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups

Writing a Will is one of the few areas of law which is as yet fairly untouched by recent advancements in technology....

Jun
10
2016

Court of Appeal defines the class of persons able to bring claims challenging the validity of Wills
#Private Client

In the recent case of Randall v Randall [2016] EWCA Civ 494 the Court of Appeal has defined the class of persons able to bring claims challenging the validity of Wills. In the case in question, a husband agreed with his ex-wife as part of their divorce proceedings that if his mother-in-law passed away, leaving more than £100,000 to the ex-wife by her Will, then the ex-wife would share any sum exceeding this with the husband....

Jun
10
2016

It’s all in the consistency...
#Employment

Where an employee is prohibited from wearing any visible signs of political, philosophical or religious belief, the prohibition must be consistent among differing religious group in order to not amount to direct religious discrimination. Employers must be consistent their policies and dress bans. ...

Jun
10
2016

ICO prosecutes employee under the Data Protection Act for forwarding client data to his personal email address
#Employment

Employees who breach the Data Protection Act should expect to see themselves hauled before the courts....

Jun
09
2016

Just because it’s reasonable doesn’t mean it’s proportionate
#Dispute Resolution

The Jackson reforms of costs in civil litigation (mostly) came into force on 1 April 2013, including a new test for proportionality. However, in the intervening four years, there has been precious little authority as to what proportionality means in practice. This has changed as a result of the judgment of the Senior Costs Judge, Master Gordon-Saker, in BNM and MGN Limited....

Jun
07
2016

Capitalism in disarray – is HR ready for the challenge?
#Employment

There is no quick way to raise productivity; HR professionals ought to be spending more time transitioning to and developing a sustainable growth pattern. ...

Jun
03
2016

Duty to make reasonable adjustments triggered by employer’s expectation
#Employment

An employers expectation that a disabled employee would work late has triggered the duty to make reasonable adjustments....

Jun
03
2016

Contractual variations: to write or not to write?
#Employment

Parties should be wary of inadvertently agreeing variations to contracts in the mistaken belief that changes can only be in writing, rather than any message to alter their drafting in this regard. ...

Jun
03
2016

Employing people from outside the UK – how recent and future changes to UK immigration laws could impact your business
#Immigration

Immigration is never far from the headlines and never has it been so widely discussed as in the lead-up to the EU referendum. There is much debate over whether leaving the European Union would mean that nationals of the European Economic Area (or EEA, being the EU member states plus Norway, Lichtenstein and Iceland) would lose their visa-free access to the UK....

Jun
02
2016

The Future of Retail and the Challenge of the Tech Revolution
#Real Estate

The UK is known as a nation of shoppers. Over the last few decades shopping has become a leisure activity and shopping centres have become the place to spend at least part of each weekend – an opportunity to look at the latest stock and to try out various dining options....

Jun
02
2016

Office to Residential – permitted development made permanent
#Real Estate

Under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, planning permission is needed for the carrying out on land of any development. Development is defined as including the carrying out of building operations on land or making any material change in the use of any buildings or other land....

Jun
01
2016

Clarkslegal's Corporate Team Advises on the sale of UniServity Limited to New Era UK Holdings
#Corporate

Clarkslegal, led by Corporate Partner Ashan Arif, advised on the sale of UniServity Limited to New Era UK Holdings. ...

Jun
01
2016

How much HR do robots need?
#Employment

Many companies are relying heavily on robotics and staff are becoming increasingly concerned about the implications this has on their job security. ...

May
27
2016

Right to work checks - how to avoid a £20,000 fine from the Home Office
#Immigration #Employment

Employers who receive a “Information Request: Illegal Working Civil Penalty”must provide the necessary evidence within the set time frame if they are to have a statutory excuse against a civil penalty. ...

May
27
2016

Breach of Working Time Regulations does not, without more, lead to injury to feelings award
#Employment

The case of Santos Gomes v Higher Level Care Ltd has made clear that compensation arising out of an employer’s failure to provide statutory rest breaks under the Working Time Regulations (WTR) does not extend to ‘injury to feelings’....

May
27
2016

Is ACAS Early Conciliation working?
#Employment

Early conciliation is a free service offered by ACAS. It was previously available on a purely voluntary basis, however, from May 2014 it became mandatory to contact ACAS before lodging a claim. This was in an effort to encourage early engagement and settlement between the parties, thereby, removing the need to pursue claims in the Employment Tribunal. ACAS conciliation remains open to the parties thereafter, but on a voluntary basis. ...

May
24
2016

HR = Human Relationships
#Employment

Focus in many successful companies is concentration on winning business, operational excellence and adding profit. All good, but do human relationships usually get sidelined?...

May
23
2016

Queen’s Speech Contains Important Change to Intellectual Property Claims
#Dispute Resolution

The Courts now expect that parties who have a dispute will attempt to settle by negotiation before embarking on legal action. Detailed pre-action protocols stipulate how parties must therefore behave, and this will almost always involve sending a detailed letter before action and providing a response to it....

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