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  • What's happening in immigration law

    19 April 2018

    Immigration has always been a hot topic in the UK - but never more so than now against a backdrop of Brexit, complex rules and an increased focus on compliance.

  • Brexit for HR

    08 March 2018

    Brexit is fast becoming a reality, as the clock runs down inexorably towards the March 2019 deadline for the UK’s departure from the European Union. Debates are raging about hard/soft Brexit and the intricacies of trade negotiations, but what are the implications for HR practitioners, and what should you be doing now to get ready for the big event?

  • Brexit for HR - Cardiff

    07 March 2018

    Brexit is fast becoming a reality, as the clock runs down inexorably towards the March 2019 deadline for the UK’s departure from the European Union. Debates are raging about hard/soft Brexit and the intricacies of trade negotiations, but what are the implications for HR practitioners, and what should you be doing now to get ready for the big event?

  • What’s happening in employment and immigration law - Swindon

    28 February 2018

    Our topical review of developments will examine recent and forthcoming changes in employment law.

  • Joanna Hunt writes for the Free Movement Blog: Just how level do we want the Brexit playing field to be?

    22 February 2018

    Joanna Hunt has written an article for the Free Movement Blog which discusses the “need for a level playing field”, a phrase coined by the EU out of concern that the UK may turn itself into a tax haven.

  • Andrew Osborne & Samar Shams comment for Lexis Nexis: Businesses ‘hampered by inflexible immigration system’

    19 February 2018

    Andrew Osborne & Samar Shams have commented in an article for Lexis Nexis which discusses the Director general of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Adam Marshall's call for the government to provide a clear statement of intent on immigration policy so that businesses can make decisions for the future.

  • Home Affairs Committee reports that the Home Office does not have the capacity to deliver Brexit

    14 February 2018

    In a report published today on the Home Office’s delivery of Brexit in regards to immigration, the Home Affairs Committee cites Lewis Silkin’s praise for the commitment and hard work of UK Visas and Immigration’s European casework team.

  • Joanna Hunt comments for LexisNexis: Brexit: EU’s draft transitional arrangements put UK in ‘precarious position’

    13 February 2018

    Joanna Hunt comments in an article for LexisNexis, discussing the EU's ability to suspend the UK's benefits during the Brexit transition phase following the UK's departure from the EU.

  • Naomi Hanrahan-Soar comments for Techworld: Will the tech sector stand up for immigrants after Brexit?

    12 February 2018

    Naomi Hanrahan-Soar comments in an article for Techworld, discussing the possible loss of foreign talent in the UK Tech sector, due to Brexit.

  • The Government’s response to the Taylor review – a damp squib?

    08 February 2018

    The Government has published its Good Work Plan in response to Matthew Taylor’s review of modern working practices. While the response sets out the Government’s intention to take forward nearly all of the review’s recommendations, there are very few specific proposals and much of the detail will be the subject of further consultation.

  • Naomi Hanrahan-Soar writes for FinTech Futures: Immigration in the banking technology industry: a positive story

    22 January 2018

    Naomi Hanrahan-Soar writes an article for FinTech Futures, discussing the tech sectors heavy reliance on foreign nationals to provide the technical skills required in the workforce. Accordingly, Brexit, and the potential to restrict access to that talent pool, brings additional concerns for employers.

  • Disclosure in English litigation: a sea change is coming

    09 January 2018

    English rules on disclosure (‘discovery’ in many jurisdictions) are set for a major overhaul. Draft rules were published in November 2017. Once approved by the Civil Procedure Rules Committee, the resulting draft is intended to be introduced as part of a pilot scheme lasting 2 years, potentially beginning in April 2018 and running in the Business and Property Courts. This will cover virtually all High Court litigation. It will not be optional.

  • Brexit Flowchart

    08 January 2018

    In a major speech on 17 January 2017, the Prime Minister Theresa May set out the Government's key negotiating objectives for exiting the European Union. But what Brexit might look like (and how we actually get there) remains far from clear, with considerable uncertainty about what the UK's relationship with the EU will be like afterwards.

  • The year in employment law

    08 January 2018

    The UK’s political landscape continues to be dominated by the shock 2016 referendum vote to leave the European Union. Following a surprise General Election in June 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May unexpectedly lost her parliamentary majority amid deep divisions about how the UK should “Brexit”. Against that backdrop, the Brexit negotiations between the UK and EU began in 2017 and will continue into 2018. This has meant that, as with many other areas, employment policy reform has taken something of a backseat. Nevertheless, employment law continues to change at pace.

  • Hannah Price comments for The Times: Life after Brexit: a culture shock

    14 December 2017

    Hannah Price comments in an article for The Times discussing EU employment rights.

  • The Art of the Brexit Deal

    11 December 2017

    On Friday the UK Government and the European Commission issued a joint report on the rights of EU citizens and their family members in the UK following the conclusion of the first stage of Brexit negotiations.

  • Joanna Hunt comments for Lexis Nexis: 'Breakthrough' Brexit deal provides as many questions as answers

    11 December 2017

    Joanna Hunt comments on the deal struck by the UK and EU, as well as the implications of the agreement, in an article for Lexis Nexis.

  • Workers denied paid holiday can carry over rights until termination

    30 November 2017

    The European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) has ruled that where workers are not granted paid annual leave to which they are entitled under the EU Working Time Directive (“WTD”), they must be able to carry over and accumulate those holiday rights from year to year and be compensated for them on termination of employment

  • Immigration: a year in review

    29 November 2017

    The landscape of immigration in the UK has changed significantly in the last year. New rules have made it more difficult to sponsor certain migrant workers, new mandatory fees are making it more expensive, compliance with your duties are more heavily scrutinised than ever before, and the immigration implications of Brexit remain unclear.

  • Immigration in the tech industry - by any measure; a positive immigration story

    29 November 2017

    Representatives from some of the leading companies across the industry joined forces to host a Migration Advisory Committee (“MAC”) roundtable on 13 September, coordinated by Lewis Silkin and techUK.

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