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Jun
08
2017

1954 Act Protection – Is it worthwhile?
#Real Estate

Members of the Real Estate Team at Clarkslegal are often asked by clients whether a lease that has the protection of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 is more valuable than a lease which does not have the benefit of such protection....

Jun
06
2017

Perfecting Imperfect Bids Part 1 - When is a clarification not a clarification?
#Public Procurement #Commercial

In a tender for a public works, service or supply contract once a tender has been submitted what is permitted under Directive 2004/18/EC by way of clarification of that tender submission ...

Jun
02
2017

Tech City UK Reports “Huge” Rise in Tech Visas
#Immigration #immigration #immigration lawyer #visa #Tier 1 #David Cameron #UK #Tier 2

This week, Tech City UK revealed that applications for Tech Nation’s Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa scheme more than quadrupled over the course of last year. Reports show that for 2016-2017, Tech City UK received over 380 applications for endorsements compared to 100 in the previous year. So far, 260 of these applications have been endorsed with the applicants going on to make their application to the Home Office under the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa route. ...

Jun
02
2017

Managing Partner Monica Atwal joins high-level officials for India-Commonwealth SME Trade Summit in New Delhi
#Clarkslegal #Press

On the 30th and 31st May, Clarkslegal Managing Partner Monica Atwal attended the first India-Commonwealth SME Trade Summit in India, along with other business leaders and high-level policymakers. Among the topics discussed were Brexit, deepening intra-Commonwealth trade, trade facilitation in services and cross-border e-commerce....

Jun
01
2017

Can you use procurement law to halt development?
#Public Procurement

If a local authority does not comply, one or more of the unsuccessful bidders may have grounds to challenge the award of the contract. But what about non-bidders? ...

Jun
01
2017

“Mini” strike exposes major pension issues
#Employment

In April workers at BMW’s UK plants started a wave of one day strikes, halting the output of the iconic Mini. This is the first ever walkout by staff at these sites and the cause was BMW’s plan to close a defined-benefit pension scheme and replace it with a contribution-based scheme, a move the Unite union believe will cost workers up to £160,000 in lost income....

Jun
01
2017

Supreme Court determines a pay deduction rate of 1/365 for each day employees participate in lawful strike action
#Employment

In Hartley v King Edward VI College, the Claimants were teachers who participated in a full day of lawful strike action. Their employment contracts permitted pay to be deducted for any days on lawful strikes but did not specify the calculation to be applied. The employer deducted 1/260 of their annual pay, basing the calculation on working days in a year rather than calendar days....

Jun
01
2017

Employer’s belief that a disclosure was not protected was not relevant
#Employment

It is automatically unfair to dismiss an employee on the basis that he or she has made a protected disclosure, more commonly known as ‘whistleblowing’. The Court of Appeal, in Beatt v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, has made clear that an employer’s belief that a disclosure was not protected is irrelevant in such dismissals....

May
31
2017

Louise Merrell writes for EmploymentSolicitor.com on Great Repeal Bill and its impact on UK employment law
#Employment #Press

A significant amount of UK employment law is derived from EU law so what’s going to happen after Brexit? Louise Merrell, senior solicitor at Clarkslegal takes a look at the laws which may be destined for the chopping board…...

May
31
2017

Clarkslegal advises OASIS Group on its latest UK acquisition
#Corporate

Clarkslegal, led by corporate lawyers Jon Chapman and Esma Kilic, advise OASIS Group on its latest UK acquisition. OASIS Group is one of the fastest growing records and information management (RIM) companies in Europe....

May
30
2017

Is TUPE the next threat to the ‘gig economy’?
#Employment

Recently it has been hard to escape reports about employment status and the ‘gig economy’ with companies like Uber, Deliveroo and Addison Lee attracting much attention....

May
30
2017

Partner Stephen James features in Raconteur article on risk management for employees
#Dispute Resolution #Crisis Management #Press

Dispute Resolution Partner Stephen James provided Dan Matthews at Raconteur with an expert opinion on how companies can prepare their employees for the unexpected....

May
26
2017

Michael Sippitt for World Finance: How the Commonwealth can make Brexit a success
#Clarkslegal #Environment

Michael Sippitt, Chairman of Clarkslegal, has article published in World Finance...

May
26
2017

Home Office refuses to grant Entrepreneur Visa to Inventor of ‘Smart’ Walking Stick
#Immigration

This week, ITV reported that the Home Office have refused to grant Neha Chaudhry, an award winning young Pakistani entrepreneur, a visa to remain in the country as a highly skilled migrant...

May
26
2017

EAT re-affirms that three-month gap in series of holiday pay deductions breaks the chain
#Employment

In Fulton and another v Bear Scotland Ltd (No.2) the EAT confirmed its earlier decision that a gap of more than 3 months in a series of deductions, breaks the chain for the purposes of an unlawful deductions claim...

May
26
2017

General Election 2017: Party Manifestos on Data Protection
#Employment

Given the growing importance of data protection to our everyday life, it is unsurprising that the issue is mentioned in the manifestos for the upcoming General Election...

May
26
2017

It’s Good to Talk: The cost of failing to inform and consult on TUPE
#Employment

In the recent Employment Tribunal case of Holden v Spice Valley Restaurants Ltd and others the employer, a restaurant, went into administration. ...

May
25
2017

Monica Atwal writes for BQ on the Business Benefits of Immigration
#Immigration #Press

Monica Atwal, Managing Partner of Clarkslegal, explains why immigration is important to UK business and the sustainability of our economy....

May
24
2017

Clarkslegal Team Completes the 2017 London Legal Walk
#Clarkslegal #Press

On Monday 22nd May, Clarkslegal participated in the #LondonLegalWalk. We walked with the Lord Chief Justice and thousands of lawyers to raise funds for the London Legal Support Trust which funds Law Centres and pro bono agencies in and around London....

May
22
2017

Chairman Michael Sippitt meets Baroness Patricia Scotland
#Clarkslegal #Environment

Michael Sippitt, Chairman of Clarkslegal and the Commonwealth Environmental Investment Platform recently met with Baroness Patricia Scotland, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, to discuss important issues around climate finance, sustainability, and SME development including business and supply chain integrity....

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