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Dec
31
2019

Government to double the number of fast track fellowship visas for scientists
#Immigration

Britain has always prided itself in being ahead of the game in innovation and research. However numerous educational institutions have warned that Brexit may jeopardise Britain’s position in being a world leader in science. ...

Dec
27
2019

Home Office’s registration of children as British Citizen fee unlawful
#Immigration

The current Home Office fee to register a child as a British Citizen is currently £1,012. The High Court has recently ruled that the fee is unlawful as it fails to take into consideration children’s best interests. ...

Dec
23
2019

The Queen’s Speech 2019 – Employment Law Implications
#Employment #Employment Bill #2020

The Queen’s Speech was delivered on 19th December 2019 and sets out details of government’s intentions over the coming year....

Dec
23
2019

‘Gender critical’ view was not a philosophical belief
#Employment #Discrimination

In Forstater v CGD Europe & Others, the Claimant’s consultancy contract was terminated after she made comments expressing her views that there are only two sexes and that it is impossible to change sex....

Dec
20
2019

ePrivacy Regulation – The latest!
#Data Protection

Amidst the hype of the GDPR in 2018, one other area of data protection reform progressed relatively under the radar – the ePrivacy Regulation. Surprising given the potential impact this could have on an organisations’ marketing practices....

Dec
20
2019

Queen’s Speech December 2019: The biggest change to Immigration Law in modern times?
#Immigration #UK Immigration

It has been a decade since the UK had an effective majority government, and in less than a week of the election, we have seen a substantive legislative agenda in today’s Queen Speech. In this article, we explore the changes to Immigration Law, and how it could be the biggest change in recent history....

Dec
19
2019

Breaking News - Standard Contractual Clauses and Privacy Shield - latest developments with Facebook case
#Data Protection #Data Protection #Personal Data #Facebook #CJEU #Privacy Shield Protections

Advocate General, Henrik Saugmandsgaard Øe of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has just handed down his opinion in response to a referral by the High Court of Ireland for preliminary rulings of law. The High Court case in question related to complaints made by Max Schrems against Facebook Ireland and Facebook Inc concerning the transfer of Mr Schrems' personal data to the United States (U.S)....

Dec
19
2019

“Nuisance” nurse wins whistleblowing claim
#Employment #Employment #Unfair dismissal #Employment Tribunal #Protected Disclosures

In Smith v Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust, a nurse won his claim for unfair dismissal, with the Employment Tribunal finding he had been dismissed for making protected disclosures. ...

Dec
19
2019

Construction: looking back at 2019
#Construction

The past year has flown by, with new projects underway and many developments in technology leading to changes in the way construction companies do business. However, main contractor insolvency has remained at the forefront of industry news. We take a look back at a few highlights in this article....

Dec
18
2019

The TUPE Quarter Podcast
#Employment

Have you checked out our latest TUPE Quarter Podcast? The TUPE Quarter is a series of podcasts designed to bring you right up to date with TUPE. From updates on the latest developments and case law to discussions on common issues and myths that surround the area. ...

Dec
16
2019

The Future of Immigration: Post-Brexit
#Immigration

The biggest Conservative majority since 1987 has landed Boris Johnson back in the Prime Minister’s seat. In this article, we look at the key Conservative policy announcements for immigration for the coming years....

Dec
13
2019

Blanket ban on facial hair deemed discriminatory
#Employment

In Sethi v Elements Personnel Services, a Sikh man won his claim for religious discrimination against a recruitment agency who denied him work on account of his facial hair. ...

Dec
13
2019

Employment Status: Courier’s ability to ‘release’ job was not an automatic right to substitute
#Employment

In Stuart Delivery Ltd v Augustine 2019, the EAT upheld the employment tribunal’s findings that a delivery courier was a ‘worker’ under S.230(3)(b) of the Employment Rights Act 1996....

Dec
12
2019

Immigration: 2019 roundup
#Immigration

2019 has been a busy year for Immigration law with several changes in the immigration laws, policy announcements and change of government. In this article we look at the key changes for immigration law. In Part 2, we will focus on what to expect in 2020....

Dec
12
2019

ICO Launch Consultation into Subject Access Request Guidance
#Data Protection

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a consultation to invite views from the public on its new guidance for subject access requests....

Dec
06
2019

Recruiting Low Skilled Workers Post-Brexit
#Immigration

Not a day goes by without reference to low skilled immigration in the news, and in LexisNexis UK webinar specialists Hamza Malik and Bhavneeta Limbachia of the Clarkslegal immigration team provide a birds eye view of the law as regards low-skilled immigration, covering recent developments, and looking forward to possible changes on the horizon post-Brexit....

Dec
05
2019

General Elections 2019: Party Manifestos on Immigration
#Immigration

The third UK election in just over four years is set for 12 December 2019. Immigration continues to be a key topic for political parties. In this article, we compare the manifestos of the three main political parties, on immigration....

Dec
05
2019

Political beliefs in the workplace and what employment law has to say about it…
#Employment

We are fast approaching one of the most extraordinary and unprecedented general elections in the history of the UK. Extraordinary in the sense that a December election has not been held since 1923 and unprecedented in the sense that the election is overtly linked to an intricate experience which the UK has never encountered before: leaving the EU. ...

Dec
04
2019

GDPR Fines Across the EU
#Data Protection

The GDPR increased the fines available to EU supervisory authorities for breaches of data protection requirements. Now, as we celebrate the GDPR’s 18-month birthday, it’s a good opportunity to take a look at some of the largest fines imposed to date and where in the EU we are seeing these....

Dec
04
2019

General Election 2019: Party Manifestos on Data Protection
#Data Protection

Data protection has been a hot topic since the introduction of the GDPR in May 2018, so what can we expect from the main political parties after the general election in December? We have taken a look at their manifestos…...

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