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Litigators will know that the court will not permit the carrying out of a search order in civil proceedings without a supervising solicitor having been appointed. We believe there are few, if any, other firms that can match our experience in acting as supervising solicitors.
Regulation of fundraising was rarely out of the headlines over the summer. We summarise developments and the next steps in today's briefing. This weeks’ briefing covers an extended period from 20th July to 21st August.
BWB’s Charity Legacies, Trusts & Probate Disputes team continues to be busy with a wide range of legacy-related matters. Highlights this month include a new instruction to defend a substantial charity legacy from a proprietary estoppel claim, and we have also just finished successfully negotiating the dismissal of an appeal against a judgment in our client’s favour, in a high profile charity trust dispute.
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 introduces new transparency requirements for certain commercial organisations which will need careful preparation and PR handling.
Following the annual immigration cap for sponsoring non-EEA skilled migrants under the Tier 2 (General) subcategory, the cap was reached once again this month.
The government has published a further consultation relating to the recent wide ranging judicial review reforms. The majority of the reforms have been enacted through the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (CJCA). However, some of the reforms in the CJCA relating to finances and costs have yet to be brought into force and consequently the government is seeking further evidence.
Migration Advisory Committee report published on salary thresholds under Tier 2 of the points-based system >
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has published its report today on its analysis on the salary thresholds under Tier 2.
The Charity Commission has published information regarding its recent decisions, inquiry reports and an overview of its work.
See here for a summary of developments in relation to regulation of fundraising including the Etherington Review of Fundraising, the parliamentary inquiry and changes to Institute of Fundraising Code of Practice.
Our latest Employment update covers the implications of the UK leaving the European Union, the risks of buying assets of a business, suitable alternatives for employees at risk of redundancy, issues around Shared Parental Leave and the recent implications of the L v I redundancy case.
Gemma Boore discusses the recent regulatory developments across a range of online gaming jurisdictions.
Organisations need to be alert to immigration issues when involved in corporate transactions. Chetal Patel outlines the issues and explains how careful consideration is the key to avoiding unpleasant surprises.
Earlier this month the government announced a consultation on its manifesto commitment to require larger employers to publish gender pay information. The proposed regulations will apply to employers with at least 250 employees, to include private and voluntary sector employers in England, Scotland and Wales. The regulations include the possibility of enforcement provisions in the event that an employer fails to comply with the reporting requirements. But what is the gender pay gap, why does it matter and what will the new reporting regulations require of employers?
The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PASC), the parliamentary body with overall responsibility for charity regulation, has announced the key areas of its inquiry into fundraising practices and has issued a call for evidence. The call for evidence provides an important opportunity for charities and other interested parties to comment on current fundraising practices and the proposed changes to the law.
Today's Briefing summarises the developments over the last week, including the amendments to the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill in relation to fundraising, and to clarify the powers for charities to carry out social investment.
Additionally, the BWB Briefing is taking a summer break and will return week beginning 24th August.
A recent newsletter from BWB’s Charity Legacies, Trusts & Probate Disputes team. Highlights this month include recovering a charity legacy wrongly paid to a third party by a professional executor, and advising a potential beneficiary of a large trust fund where proceedings have just been issued by family members.
Today’s Briefing summarises the developments over the last week in relation to changes to the regulation of fundraising, including proposed amendments to the Charities Bill and the appointment of Sir Stuart Etherington to carry out a wide-ranging review.
The government has progressed its election commitment to reduce those cases where industrial action is taken based upon a majority ballot but with a very low turnout in the ballot. It has often been the case, that lawful industrial action is based upon the mandate of not only a small element of the workforce but a small group of trades union members voting in favour of it.
The annual immigration cap for sponsoring non-EEA skilled migrants under the Tier 2 (General) subcategory has been reached again this month despite Certificates of Sponsorship having been “rolled over” from June 2015 and 2,040 Certificates of Sponsorship being available for allocation this month.