Monthly Archives: September 2018

UK’s tough new immigration policy is now set out but who’s doing the work?

The UK’s long-term cabinet-agreed immigration policy finally emerged this week, following the Migration Advisory Committee’s (MAC) report last week. The Government, whilst taking the axe to the supply of lower-skilled labour from the EU, fails to offset this with any … Continue reading

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Adjournment of Hearings on Medical Grounds

The recent case of Dove v London Borough of Havering highlights what evidence the Court requires if a trial or hearing is to be adjourned on medical grounds. The Doves were twin sisters who were joint tenants of a Council … Continue reading

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The Future of Immigration: Tier 2 to devour EU, as well non-EU migrants

No preferential treatment for EU migrants – is the headline from today’s long-awaited Migration Advisory Committee’s (MAC) report.  The MAC has issued recommendations around the future of the UK’s immigration policy and, in particular, the system which EU nationals should … Continue reading

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The shape of things to come?

Whilst the most common way to register a trademark is using a word or logo “mark”, there are other options available if your business uses something that is sufficiently distinctive enough, for example a colour, a smell or a shape. … Continue reading

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Is this finally the end of the blame-game in divorce?

The UK government are set to announce a consultation on ‘no-fault divorce’ as Justice Secretary David Gauke described the current system as creating “unnecessary antagonism” following the case of Owens v Owens. It was reported that David Gauke now plans … Continue reading

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Reforming the Law on Wills – Time For Change?

In recent years the Law Commission have made clear their view that the law relating to wills should be updated and brought into the modern age. While this is still under review, the circumstances of the recent case of Ubbi … Continue reading

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Indemnities and Guarantees – what’s the difference?

Indemnities and guarantees are both a form of what the law terms as suretyship.  A surety is a person who is liable for the payment of another person’s debt or the performance of another person’s obligation in the event of … Continue reading

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