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Contrôle des investissements étrangers au Royaume Uni20 June 2018
Le Royaume Uni a l’un des régimes les moins restrictifs du monde en matière de contrôle des investissements étrangers. A la veille du Brexit et alors que les investissements étrangers reculent, ce régime va faire l’objet d’une transformation profonde.
Brexit: plus ça change…..20 March 2018
Enfin une bonne nouvelle pour les entreprises dans le contexte déprimant du Brexit. Le Royaume Uni et l’Union Européenne ont (presque) finalisé les termes de l’accord de divorce et auraient trouvé un accord sur les termes d’une période de transition.
Zero-hours contracts – tackling avoidance19 March 2015
Over the past year, zero-hours contracts have never been far from the headlines and, in the run up to the general election, it seems this issue will continue to be a hot political topic.
Zero-hours contracts – exclusivity ban now in force26 May 2015
The new government has finally implemented the long-heralded ban on exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts. This has been a hot topic for many months, with all of the major political parties including plans to tackle the widespread use of such contracts in their election manifestos.
Treat your (small) customer fairly or pay the price of more legislation?01 September 2016
Economic times are still pretty tough and likely to get tougher for small businesses up and down the country.
Changing your mind about notice - Article 50, employment contracts and flouncing14 November 2016
The Government may argue in the Supreme Court that its Article 50 notice to leave the European Union may be revoked, according to press reports.
Brexit is coming for your workers, industry by industry26 May 2017
Brexit means Brexit the saying goes. The UK’s divorce from the EU, and subsequently reviewed immigration system, is a key general election issue.
Ignore Japanese knotweed at your peril!07 July 2017
Japanese knotweed is an invasive non-native species and is problematic because it can cause physical damage to land and buildings, particularly through spreading roots. During the summer months, it can grow up to 10 centimetres a day and roots can extend to a depth of three metres and up to seven metres laterally. The presence of knotweed can have a significant and detrimental effect on the marketability and insurability of property and may also adversely affect value.
Property fraud is on the rise, how are you protecting your assets?07 July 2017
Fraud involves a person dishonestly and deliberately deceiving a victim for personal gain of property or money. Anyone can be a victim of fraud and the increasingly sophisticated methods that fraudsters are using to target property owners should not be ignored.
Your employees and Brexit: the situation so far14 August 2017
With the Government’s announcement in June of its plan for EU migrants following Brexit, many UK employers are struggling to understand the potential effects of its proposal on employees who are EEA nationals or family members of EEA nationals.
Brexit and immigration – key steps to help you and your EU workforce prepare16 March 2018
From late 2018, EU nationals already in the UK will have to register and apply for settled status if they have been in the UK for five years. The Government also intends to end free movement of workers from the EU by 2021. Are you and your workforce ready for these changes?
Service of a Claim Form by email – get it wrong at your peril27 March 2018
Communicating by e-mail is common practice. However unless you adhere to the procedural steps required by the Civil Procedure Rules service of a claim form by email will be defective. The Supreme Court’s decision considered whether to grant relief from sanctions to an unrepresented party for failing to adhere to the procedural steps.
Have your say how you want us to deliver immigration services to individuals!11 June 2018
As one of the leading firms for business immigration, one of our top priorities is understanding the implications of Brexit for EU workers. We now know that the 3 million EU nationals and their family members are going to have to start, later this year, to apply under a new immigration procedure for ‘settled status’. Many of them will not have come into contact with the UK visa system before and may understandably feel they would benefit from legal assistance with the process.
Could you be fired in Hong Kong for creating a “negative impression” on social media during your probation period?25 August 2020
Hong Kong’s Civil Service Bureau recently issued an internal memo, which was leaked to the press, that said department heads should dismiss employees on probation if they have been charged on suspicion of taking part in “unlawful public activities targeting specific or general policies, and/or decisions of the government”, e.g. unlawful protests.
TRADER ALERT: Consumer Law Changes - Are You Ready for 13 June 2014...?19 May 2014
If you trade with consumers, you should read on! The (somewhat indelicately named) Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations come into force on 13 June 2014. They implement part of the Consumer Rights Directive and contain important changes.
You’re cabbing a laugh (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 1)27 September 2015
The High Court has refused an application by the manufacturer of the iconic London black cab (“LTC”) for permission to adduce survey evidence in a claim for passing off.
Are you ready for TfL’s new ban on advertising?01 July 2016
It is unusual for a politician to fulfil an election pledge within the first 60 days of taking office. In fact, some politicians even refuse to take up office simply to avoid fulfilling an election pledge.
Confirmation Statements - what you need to know in a nutshell22 July 2016
From 30 June 2016, the Annual Return (or Companies House Form AR01) has been replaced by the Confirmation Statement (or Companies House Form CS01).
Can you tell what it is yet? (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 3)23 October 2016
Those looking to register shapes as trade marks have had a tough time of it recently. Attempts to register the shape of a Kit Kat, various bottles and a toothbrush have all recently failed in the UK and EU.
Software apps and patent trolls: Should you be afraid?30 November 2016
For a very long time there has been a debate as to whether software is better protected by copyright or by patents.