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Mar
27
Article 13 - MEME Law is coming...
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.
Mar
26
When is it appropriate to suspend an employee?
For some employers it is an automatic reaction to put an employee on suspension if allegations of misconduct are received, but doing this may put them at risk of claims from the employee.
Mar
26
Deal or No Deal? Brexit and the Tech talent Gap
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.
Mar
25
Co-operation in IT projects
A recent case in the Technology and Construction Court has shone a light on the need for parties to co-operate when undertaking IT projects and the perils of not doing so.
Mar
21
Update- Tenant Fees Act 2019
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.
Mar
19
Online Courts - HMCTS Reforms Programme
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.
Mar
19
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.
Mar
19
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.
Mar
18
What happens to liquidated damages for delay if a contractor or supplier does not reach completion?
Liquidated damages clauses are frequently used in construction contracts to compensate the employer for delay.
Mar
14
Delay at your peril
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...

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