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Feb
14
2019

88-year-old wins age discrimination claim
#Employment

An 88-year-old woman has succeeded in her age discrimination claim, making her the oldest person to win such a case. ...

Feb
12
2019

Brexit & Business
#Immigration #Inward Investment

The Government’s white paper on Brexit, promises a post-Brexit Immigration system for everyone. However, it has left businesses wanting, especially those who rely on their vital EU staff. ...

Feb
12
2019

Claimant tests the obligation of a Defendant to conduct investigations before filing a Defence
#Dispute Resolution

In a complex historical dispute before the Court of Appeal, the Court has examined what investigations a Defendant must conduct before saying in its Defence that it is “unable” to answer a particular allegation made by the Claimant....

Feb
12
2019

Government’s golden promise to Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein if no-deal Brexit
#Immigration #Inward Investment

The new Agreement published on 8 February 2019 provides protection to the rights of residence for three EEA EFTA States: Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein in the event of a no-deal. Fortunately for these selective States the entitlements (to work, study and access public funds) of their nationals will be broadly as they are now. Their rights will be protected by international and domestic laws post Brexit. Please note that similar provisions already apply to Switzerland....

Feb
12
2019

Reduction in Submission Deadline for Stamp Duty Land Tax
#Real Estate

Stamp Duty Land Tax (“SDLT”) is a tax which is payable on the purchase or leasehold transfers of property if they are valued over a certain threshold. SDLT is payable to HMRC. Currently, and until 28 February 2019, the filing and payment deadline for SDLT is 30 days after the 'effective date' of the transaction (i.e. completion of the transaction)...

Feb
12
2019

Clarkslegal’s corporate team advises on 32 transactions in 2018
#Corporate #Commercial #Press

Clarkslegal’ s corporate team enjoyed a bumper 2018, closing 32 transactions including mergers, acquisitions, disposals, financings and restructurings....

Feb
11
2019

Using technology to save the planet
#Information Technology #Environment

Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire has become the first in Europe to use technology to capture carbon dioxide produced from burning fuel to generate electricity. This has been commended as a huge step forward in the fight to prevent climate change....

Feb
11
2019

Global Innovation – Calling all Architects
#Immigration #Construction #Inward Investment

From 10 January 2019 it become possible for architects to apply under a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa. Previously architects could only follow the Tier 2 route, where they would have to be sponsored by a licenced Sponsor, who would have to meet the Residence Labour Market Test (RLMT) before making an offer of employment to the migrant and prior to the migrant coming to the UK....

Feb
08
2019

Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship and the annual cap
#Immigration #Inward Investment

The Government, in its white paper last year, announced a proposal to remove the cap on sponsoring Tier 2 migrants. This cap applies to Tier 2 (General) migrants earning less than £159,600, applying from outside the UK or are already in the UK as a dependent of a Tier 4 migrant....

Feb
08
2019

CJEU Suggests Keeping Records of Time Worked
#Employment

In an official Opinion on 31st January 2019, the Advocate General has proposed that in order to truly comply with the Working Time Directive EU members must, through national law, require employers to keep actual records of any time worked by their employees. ...

Feb
08
2019

A good gig
#Employment

As we blogged at the time, an employment tribunal decided last year that a group of Hermes couriers, whose written contracts described them as self-employed business people drivers, in fact had the statutory rights of “worker”. This includes the right to be paid at least the national minimum/living wage, to receive holiday pay and to seek union recognition....

Feb
07
2019

Michael Sippitt Awarded Leading Human Resources Individual Outside of London at Legal 500 UK Awards 2019
#Employment #Press #Clarkslegal

Michael Sippitt, Chairman of Clarkslegal LLP and Director of Forbury People, Clarkslegal’s subsidiary HR consultancy, was delighted to accept his award as the leading ‘Human Resources Individual Lawyer outside of London’, at last night’s Legal 500 UK Awards 2019 in London....

Feb
07
2019

Building a safer future—the government’s building and fire safety implementation plan
#Construction

Construction analysis: In December 2018, the government published its implementation plan for fundamental reform of the building and fire safety regulatory system. ...

Feb
06
2019

ISO 19650 – new BIM standard
#Construction

In January 2019, a new international standard for Building Information Modelling (BIM), BS EN ISO 19650 1&2:2018 “Organization of information about construction works – Information management using building information modelling”, was published....

Feb
01
2019

Liquidation and adjudication – the Court of Appeal revisits M J Lonsdale
#Construction

Adjudication is a relatively quick and cheap way of determining a construction claim. It is temporarily binding, meaning that with limited exceptions, it will be enforced by the courts unless and until it is overturned in subsequent litigation....

Feb
01
2019

Asda Case Update: Shop floor workers can compare themselves to distribution staff
#Employment

Yesterday, the Court of Appeal in Asda Stores v Brierley ruled that female shop workers could compare themselves to male colleagues working in distribution centres. ...

Jan
31
2019

Preparing for the post-Brexit immigration System: Applying for a Sponsorship Licence under Tier 2
#Immigration #Inward Investment

A key proposal of the new immigration system destined to start in 2021 is streamlining of the Sponsorship Licencing System under Tier 2 of the Immigration Rules. The Sponsorship Licencing System is currently a key resource available for businesses across the UK to sponsor non-EU nationals from across the world. ...

Jan
31
2019

Employment law developments to prepare for in 2019
#Employment

Back in August 2018, the government published its report on “Workplace Rights If There's No Brexit Deal”, which is looking ever more likely, the closer we get to 29 March. ...

Jan
31
2019

Google hit with record fine under GDPR
#Data Protection #Employment

Google LLC has been fined 50 million euros by CNIL (the French data protection regulator and ‘lead authority’ in this matter) for breaches of GDPR. ...

Jan
30
2019

EU Immigration from 30 March 2019 – No Deal Brexit
#Immigration #Inward Investment

The UK is now 2 months away from its exit date from the EU. However, it is yet to agree on what type of Brexit deal it wants from the EU. This means that there remains a significant chance of exiting the EU without a deal....

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