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Employment Update: July 2014 — family-friendly rights download subscription

Ogier 28-Jul-2014

The states approved the proposed Employment (Amendment No 8) (Jersey) Law 201- on 18 July 2014.

MOrsel: States of Jersey vote to adopt a series of ‘family-friendly’ rights download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 23-Jul-2014

The States of Jersey have passed an amendment to the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003, incorporating a number of ‘family-friendly’ rights into the legislation.

Intestacy rules: change on the horizon download subscription

Goodman Derrick 21-Jul-2014

The Inheritance and Trustees’ Power Bill received royal assent on 14 May to become the Inheritance and Trustees’ Power Act 2014.

Review of survivors’ benefits in occupational pension schemes download subscription

Shoosmiths 14-Jul-2014

Under the provisions of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, the government was required to conduct a review of survivors’ benefits in occupational pension schemes.

Guardianship — who will look after your child if you can’t? download subscription

Collyer Bristow 14-Jul-2014

Many parents fail to consider who would take care of their children if they were not able to. The topic often sparks disagreement between parents.

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Government launches consultation on SDLT rules for collective investment schemes download subscription

Eversheds 28-Jul-2014

The government has launched a consultation on stamp duty land tax rules for property authorised investment funds and co-ownership authorised contractual schemes.

Lawbite: when a business tenancy ‘ought not’ to be renewed download subscription

Eversheds 28-Jul-2014

The two cases discussed in this briefing concern opposition to lease renewals on the grounds of the tenant’s breach of covenant.

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UK banking sector under investigation weblink subscription

Walker Morris 28-Jul-2014

The CMA is consulting on a provisional decision to refer the market for the supply of retail banking services to PCA customers and to SMEs for a phase II market investigation.

InVest — July 2014: round-up of developments affecting banks, wealth managers, brokers and funds download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 28-Jul-2014

Addleshaw Goddard has released the July 2014 issue of its InVest publication.

New sectoral sanctions and new SDNs: US expands Ukraine-related sanctions download subscription

Dentons 28-Jul-2014

On 16 July 2014, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control unveiled new Ukraine-related sanctions.

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Guardianship — who will look after your child if you can’t? download subscription

Collyer Bristow 14-Jul-2014

Many parents fail to consider who would take care of their children if they were not able to. The topic often sparks disagreement between parents.

From the firm of the week

EU court: obesity could qualify as a disability download subscription

IBB Solicitors 28-Jul-2014

Following a preliminary EU court ruling, severe obesity may in future be classified as a disability under EU law.

Compensation for surgical errors: brain-damaged man wins 20-year legal battle download subscription

IBB Solicitors 28-Jul-2014

Daniel Jefferies has been awarded a six-figure sum after he was left brain damaged following surgery at Bristol Royal Infirmary.

Justice secretary vows to curb ‘health and safety’ culture download subscription

IBB Solicitors 24-Jul-2014

Justice secretary Chris Grayling will hear his new Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill 2014–5 debated in the House of Commons on 21 July 2014.

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Confidential information: inspection of ex-employee’s computers download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 28-Jul-2014

Protecting confidential information is understandably an important issue for most employers.

LLP member is a ‘worker​’ download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 28-Jul-2014

A member of an LLP is a ‘worker’ within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996 and therefore qualifies for whistleblowing protection.

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Construction Briefings

The Crossrail infrastructure influence download subscription

Nabarro 28-Jul-2014

How might future UK infrastructure investment decisions be influenced by Crossrail?

UK: investing in UK infrastructure download subscription

Eversheds 28-Jul-2014

The government department for UK Trade and Investment and HM Treasury have jointly published a guide detailing opportunities to invest in UK infrastructure.

JCT contracts: appropriate in all circumstances? download subscription

Gateley 28-Jul-2014

The standard JCT forms of contract include provisions relating to defects that come to light during the rectification period.

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    The regions might stand shoulder-to-shoulder with London on criminal justice issues but there is everything to fight for when it comes to commercial work

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    Courting the press

    Allowing hacks into the melting pot of the family courts could have as yet unforeseen consequences, says Raymond Tooth and Jeffrey Nedas