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Mar
18
2011

Will the abolition of the default retirement age effect unemployment rates?
#Employment

According to figures released from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) unemployment across the UK has reached its highest level for 17 years of 8%....

Mar
17
2011

Film Medical Holdings
#Corporate

Ashan Arif recently advised Film Medical Holdings on the share sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Film Medical Services Limited. Film Medical Services provides medical, dental and laboratory props to the TV and film industry, notably having supplied props to Hollywood movies Harry Potter and Sweeney Todd....

Mar
16
2011

Mind the gap
#Employment

According to figures released from the Office for National Statistics a private sector worker earns £81 less a week than his/her equivalent state worker....

Mar
16
2011

Focus Resourcing Group Limited
#Corporate

Ashan Arif advised the shareholders of recruitment company Focus Resourcing Limited on its merger with Venor Resourcing Limited and Celcius Resourcing Limited to form the new dynamic, multi-faceted recruitment group, Focus Resourcing Group Limited....

Mar
15
2011

Small firms may be able to avoid Maternity and Paternity rights
#Employment

Small firms with fewer than 10 employees may be able to avoid granting employees parental rights according to details leaked in the Sunday Telegraph....

Mar
14
2011

Government ban on non-EEA takeaway chefs
#Employment

Migrants from outside the European Economic Area will no longer be able to come to the UK to work as chefs in takeaways from April this year....

Mar
11
2011

Lord Sugar says employers should be able to ask applicants about pregnancy and children
#Employment

Lord Sugar has said that laws banning employers from asking women about children and childcare plans during job interviews are counterproductive....

Mar
10
2011

Current Employment Tribunal system receives further criticism from employers
#Employment

A survey compiled by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development heaps more criticism on the current Employment Tribunal System....

Mar
09
2011

New Boost for Community Ownership - New Powers for Local Communities to Buy and Sell Property
#Real Estate

On 8 February the Government issued a press release announcing that local communities will have the ability to rent, sell or share community owned property purchased with monies received from Central Government, such as council buildings, shops and business parks....

Mar
09
2011

Female unemployment on the rise
#Employment

According to figures published by the TUC at the opening of the TUC Women`s Conference in Eastbourne this week, female unemployment has risen by 71,000 over the past year....

Mar
08
2011

BRC calls for support of retail businesses
#Employment

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has called for the Chancellor to assist retail business....

Mar
08
2011

Charlie Sheen fired from Two and a Half Men
#Employment

Actor Charlie Sheen has reportedly been fired from the hit US sitcom Two and a Half Men by Warner Bros Television....

Mar
07
2011

Overwhelming Yes in Wales Referendum
#Employment

On Friday 3rd March 2011, Wales voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Assembly being granted direct law-making powers. "To demand respect you must first display self-respect," said the Deputy First Minister, Ieuan Wyn Jones. "Today we have done just that."...

Mar
03
2011

Proposed reform of the Brussels Regulation
#Dispute Resolution

When the political entity which became the European Union was created in the 1950`s, one of its major innovations was to provide for the easy enforcement of Judgments between member states....

Mar
03
2011

Binding contracts created by email
#Dispute Resolution

In the recent decision of Nicholas Prestige Homes -v- Neal (2010) the Court of Appeal confirmed that a contract will be validly created by an email exchange between the parties....

Mar
03
2011

Update and clarification on recoverability of damages
#Dispute Resolution

When companies do business with one or another there is nearly always a contract involved. Differences often arise between the parties and ultimately one party may deem the other`s behaviour to be such that it has breached the contract and sues the breaching party for losses it has suffered....

Mar
03
2011

CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme - an overview
#Real Estate

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) is the UK-wide mandatory emissions trading scheme, which applies to large businesses and public sector organisations and which came into operation on 1 April 2010....

Feb
28
2011

Muffin eating did not justify dismissal
#Employment

The ET has held in Medhin v Compass Group UK & Ireland Ltd t/a Restaurant Associates ET/2300304/10 that an employee who was dismissed for eating a muffin was unfairly dismissed....

Feb
28
2011

Launch of Forbury Investment Network in Wales
#Environment

We are hosting a networking event in Swansea to launch Forbury Investment Network in Wales on Tuesday 15th March....

Feb
25
2011

Dismissal for posting negative comments on Facebook held to be unfair
#Employment

In Stephens v Halfords plc ET/1700796/10 the Tribunal has held that an employee`s dismissal for posting negative comments on Facebook was unfair....

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