The new copyright directive is one step closer to becoming law. Internet human rights and freedom of speech crusaders are unhappy as the effect will be to require service providers to “police” their platforms and the content that users share on them.
Not much can be said with any certainty about Brexit, not even when, or if, it will happen. However, there are some things that we do know particularly with regard to employees and how they can come into the UK in the event of either a Deal or No Deal.
The Tenant Fees Act received Royal Assent last month. The Act bans most letting fees passed onto tenants in the private rental sector in England. The Government estimate that it will save tenants across England at least £240million a year or up to £70 per household.
Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) have launched a £1bn UK courts system reform programme involving over 50 projects to change and improve our court and tribunal services. The aim of this programme is to make the legal services just, proportionate and accessible for everyone. It is hoped that by bringing in new technology and improving digital court services and thus improving the efficiency and efficacy of the courts, the programme will deliver significant savings, and maintain the competitiveness of the UK as a legal services hub.
The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 ("the Act") comes into force on 20 March 2019
From 20 March 2019, the Act will apply to new tenancies of rented houses and flats of less than seven years including renewal tenancies and a tenancy that has become a periodic on or after the 20 March 2019.
Consultation on extending protection for pregnant women and new mothers
Pregnancy and maternity rights have been increasingly in the news over the last few years, particularly as part of the discussion about the increasing gap in pay between men and women during their thirties and why there is a trend of women taking less well paid and skilled roles after having children.
Like London buses two come along at the same time - hot on the heels of last month’s judgment in Cowan V Foreman we now have another decision in relation to an application for permission to extend time for bringing a claim under the Inheritance Act...