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10 December 2018 What will the EU Settlement Scheme look like under a no deal Brexit?

The Department for Exiting the European Union published a policy paper last week on the implications of a no deal Brexit on the EU Settlement Scheme.

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7 December 2018 The Home Office suspend UK Tier 1 Investor Visa


The Home Office have temporarily suspended the Tier 1 Investor route with effect from today, due to ongoing concerns about organised crime and money laundering. We understand that the suspension is intended to be in place until new rules are introduced for investors in 2019.

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6 December 2018 Supreme Court stops landlord from circumventing business tenant’s right of renewal with scheme of works designed solely to enable eviction

We previously reported on the High Court decision of S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd in which it was held that a landlord’s motive could not prevent it from successfully utilising ‘ground (f)’ under s30(1) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 to oppose a lease renewal.

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21 November 2018 Clarification by the court on causation and loss in brokers negligence claims

The UK court has recently clarified the law in relation to causation and loss in broker’s negligence claims in the case of Dalamd Limited v Butterworth Spengler Commercial Limited [2018] EWHC 2558.

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20 November 2018 FCA whistleblowing review

The FCA are encouraged to find that the implementation of the new rules has encouraged financial institutions to manage whistleblowing cases and concerns fairly, consistently and in a manner that protects the individual whistleblower.

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16 November 2018 Sleep in shifts - new BEIS guidance on calculating National Minimum Wage

In the Mencap case the Court of Appeal held that care workers undertaking sleep-in shifts are only entitled to the NMW when they are required to actually be awake

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14 November 2018 Justice must be seen to be done - by video link?

The modernisation of the civil justice system will take a step forward this month with the introduction of a pilot scheme to determine applications via video link.

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13 November 2018 Confidentiality is not an automatic defence to disclosure

Even documents containing confidential information can become disclosable in a procurement challenge.

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12 November 2018 Part-time judges entitled to backdate judicial pensions

Part-time judges to be entitled to count years served prior to the Part-time Workers Directive 98/23 extending Directive 97/81 being transposed on 7 April 2000.

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9 November 2018 ECJ ruling: workers may be entitled to payment in lieu

It is accepted that accrued holiday could be paid in lieu upon termination of employment. Likewise, holiday can be carried over to the next year in some circumstances such as where an employee cannot take annual leave due to being on maternity leave.

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