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Oct
16
2019

EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit: What comes next?
#Immigration

Many non-EU family members are under the false impression that once they have been granted a Family Permit, they have indefinite leave to remain in the UK. This is definitely not the case....

Oct
15
2019

More details emerge on the Graduate Immigration Route
#Immigration

We previously covered the possible return of the Post-Study Work (PSW) Visa. We now understand that the revamped version will be known as the Graduate Immigration Route, and the government has provided further details of this new visa....

Oct
14
2019

Clarkslegal features strongly in Chambers and Partners 2019-2020
#Clarkslegal #Construction #Employment #Real Estate #Litigation

Clarkslegal is pleased to announce that Chambers and Partners has recognised the firm for the following practice areas; Construction, Employment, Litigation and Real Estate....

Oct
11
2019

What is the difference between Permanent Residence and settled status?
#Immigration

Brexit. A term that is currently riddled with uncertainty. There are many questions about the difference between Permanent Residence (PR) and Settled status in a post-Brexit Britain. Therefore, this article will seek to answer some of those questions. ...

Oct
11
2019

Little white lies: not giving the true reasons for dismissal pointed to discrimination
#Employment

This week, in Base Childrenswear v Otshudi, the Court of Appeal confirmed that not being honest about the reason for dismissal can show that the employer has a discrimination case to answer. ...

Oct
11
2019

Striking a Balance – Activism and the Workplace
#Employment

In the wake of September’s Global Climate Strike, protests previously confined to the personal sphere are now spilling over onto the streets and taking place during the working day. ...

Oct
11
2019

IR35: control comes at a £920,000 cost
#Employment

As the April 2020 IR35 changes loom ever larger, there is a lot of attention on challenges under the current system to the tax arrangements of consultants providing work through their own personal service companies. ...

Oct
10
2019

Rethinking workplace wellbeing in times of uncertainty
#Clarkslegal #Press #Employment

Every year an estimated 17 million work days are lost to stress, anxiety and depression. Clarkslegal's Monica Atwal highlights ways in which employers can raise their game to help....

Oct
10
2019

CBI Thames Valley Annual Dinner 2019
#Clarkslegal

Clarkslegal were proud to be a Corporate Partner sponsor at the CBI Thames Valley & South East Annual Dinner on Wednesday 9th October, at Reading Town Hall....

Oct
09
2019

Do you have a legally binding contract?
#Construction

In Volumatic Ltd v Ideas for Life Ltd (2019) EWHC 227 the court considered the test for intention to create legal relations. It’s interesting because it is a rare example of a party successfully arguing that an agreement is not enforceable on this basis. ...

Oct
04
2019

Cookies and Consent - CJEU found pre-ticked boxes not sufficient
#Data Protection

The Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) has just handed down its ruling on questions of consent for the use of cookies in Bundesverband der Verbraucherzentralen und Verbraucherverbände – Veerbracherzentrale Bundesverband eV v Planet49 GmbH (“Planet 49 case”)....

Oct
04
2019

A female manager who massaged a male employee’s shoulders was not found to have committed sexual harassment or harassment related to sex
#Employment

In the current age of the #MeToo movement, one would assume that any form of unwanted physical contact between a manager and a junior employee could count as harassment....

Oct
04
2019

What is an EU Settlement Scheme Travel Permit?
#Immigration

The government updated their policy on the EU Settlement Scheme Family Permit on 1 October 2019. Many people are perplexed by the use of the term EUSS Travel Permit and so this blog will aim to explain what the term means. ...

Oct
03
2019

Mental health: Are employers doing enough?
#Employment

HR professionals are increasingly aware of the importance of supporting good mental health in the workplace....

Oct
02
2019

Privacy Concerns: Facial Recognition in Public Spaces, Chrysilla de Vere writes extended article for The Internet Newsletter for Lawyers
#Data Protection #Information Technology

Live facial recognition technology or automatic facial recognition (AFR) adds another dimension to CCTV monitoring and other surveillance methods. Using biometrics (certain physical and physiological features), the technology can map facial features to identify particular individuals by matching these with a database of known faces. ...

Sep
30
2019

Clarkslegal Acknowledged once again by UK Legal 500 2019-2020
#Clarkslegal #Commercial #Construction #Corporate #Education #Employment #UK Immigration #Setting up in the UK #Real Estate #Complex Contracts

Clarkslegal is delighted to announce Legal 500 has recognised the law firm for the following practice areas; Corporate and Commercial, Commercial Litigation, Employment, Immigration, Education, Commercial Property, Construction and Commercial Contracts....

Sep
27
2019

Thomas Cook employees are taking legal action after being made redundant by the now defunct travel agent
#Employment

The former employees are claiming Thomas Cook failed to consult or inform them about their impending redundancy. Employers are obliged to consult on a collective basis if they proposing to make 20+ employees at one establishment redundant within a period of 90 days....

Sep
27
2019

Transfer of Conditions (TOC)
#Immigration #UK Immigration

Do not panic if your passport has been lost, stolen, damaged or due to expire and your visa vignette is contained in your passport. The visa vignette can be transferred or replaced with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP). ...

Sep
27
2019

Vegetarianism not a protected belief
#Employment

In Conisbee v Crossley Farms Ltd, the Claimant alleged he was bullied by colleagues because of his vegetarianism and argued it amounted to a protected ‘belief’ under the Equality Act....

Sep
27
2019

“1 Million in the UK without employment rights” – Who is losing out?
#Employment

UK unemployment is at its lowest rate since the 1970s, yet a recent study from thinktank Resolution Foundation has suggested that out of the 32 million people working in the UK, 1 million may be without full employment rights....

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