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HR professionals will be conscious of the significant amount of sensitive personal data that has to be collected and processed in order to sponsor a non-EEA employee. All employers, whether large or small, must comply with GDPR, so you must be aware of how international recruitment practices may have potential to breach the regulations and […]

When a business secures a Tier 2 sponsor’s licence they need to ensure that they have systems in place to retain it. This quick guide will seek to highlight some of the main duties and responsibilities for Tier 2 sponsors. The main aim of the duties and responsibilities of licence holders are to: Prevent abuse […]

R v Skansen Banks, the managing director of Skansen Interiors paid bribes to Deakin, a former project manager at real estate company DTZ Debenham Tie Leung (DTZ) to secure two refurbishment contracts worth £6 million Skansen won the two refurbishment contracts and made two payments to Deakin amounting to £10,000. A third payment of £29,000 […]

You’ve got to have faith! Health and Case Management Limited v Physiotherapy Network Limited [2018] EWHC 869 (QB) Good faith clauses are increasingly common in commercial contracts and there is much debate as to their practicability and enforceability. A recent decision of the High Court pours further fuel onto the flames of that debate. In […]

The Customs Agreement Conundrum The UK government is currently looking into a new model to replace the UK’s membership in the customs union. At present two options have been put forward by the government: Option 1 – “The Customs Partnership”. Favoured by pro-EU cabinet members, this would involve the UK collecting import tariffs on the […]

Joanna Kawalec discusses the Attorney General’s Opinion in joined cases C-84/17 P, C-85/17 P and C-95-17 P[1] concerning Nestlé’s trade mark for its ‘Kit-Kat’ product. If followed by the CJEU, the evidential burden on applicants for non-distinctive marks in the EU will be eased, though the present case is unlikely to provide much comfort to […]

The Government has made several policy announcements since the referendum in June 2016 relating to the status of European nationals currently living in the UK. After a few false starts, government policy is now starting to take shape. Most recent government policy announcements, published on 29 March 2018, and the draft withdrawal agreement, published on […]

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