For business

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The Immigration Act 2016 received Royal Ascent last week - just in time for yesterday’s migration statistics.  Its key provisions are: a new criminal offence of illegal working. With effect from 12 July those found guilty could face up to 51...
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The government has recently announced important changes to Tier 2 of the Points Based Immigration System. This is the route designed for employers importing skilled workers from outside the EEA for a job which is a recognised shortage occupation...
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With inflation having been pretty non-existent in recent years and increased competiveness, it’s perhaps not surprising that Sainsbury has announced that its annual profits have fallen. Sainsbury’s announced this morning (4 May) that its...
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In eerie juxtaposition with my piece last week about the EU Trade Secrets Directive, Sajid Javid MP (Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills) launched a consultation exercise last Sunday about banning non-compete clauses in employment...
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The European Parliament has approved a new Trade Secrets Directive. Its purpose is to harmonise the protection of trade secrets across the EU and help businesses obtain redress against the theft or misuse of their secret information. UK law recognises that...

For Individuals

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Speaking as a conveyancer, there is nothing more rewarding for me than a client extolling the virtues of having chosen you. Whether because we made the process easy and hassle free, or we were expertly prompt, or we solved legal issues without breaking...
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Earlier this month, the Justice Minister, Lord Faulks, indicated, in his keynote speech to the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), that there would be “no retreat” from the government’s proposals to further reform Personal Injury...
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The old nursery rhyme One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato More has been applied by the Government but peel back the skin and the filling of this potato is much more costly than cheese and beans. As of 1 April 2016, if you are purchasing an additional...
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The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, has recently announced that a new independent body will be set up to investigate sub standard care in NHS Hospitals and review the cause of all hospital deaths. The new Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch is...
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As part of the recent Clinical Services Review the NHS’s Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group has, this week, proposed that the Royal Bournemouth Hospital be designed the Dorset’s main Accident and Emergency Department. Under such proposals Poole...