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The recent Court of Appeal decision in the case of Base Childrenswear v Otshudi has provided some useful guidance about how to answer two potentially tricky discrimination law questions: When does the burden of proof shift in discrimination claims? and What can be taken into account when deciding whether there has been unconscious discrimination and […]

The SFO recently published its long awaited ‘Corporate Co-operation Guidance’ which is aimed at providing guidance to companies who are seeking to avoid criminal corporate liability where bribery is suspected. For the first time, the guidance seeks to provide transparency around what the SFO expects by way of co-operation so that this can be taken […]

We hope you enjoyed our last Brexit Bulletin. Let us update you on the latest news. Sign up here to stay informed with regular updates.   Brexit Blueprint The UK government have now submitted their proposals to the EU in respect of the Ireland backstop issue. The proposal sets out the creation of an all-island […]

Our Experience Robert Bruce, Partner and Julie Russell, Senior Associate are experienced practitioners on Development Consent Order (DCO) applications for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs).  Our experience includes: Heathrow Third Runway DCO – Acting for Council A303 Tunnelling of Stonehenge DCO – Acting for heritage body Hinckley National Strategic Rail Freight Interchange DCO – Acting […]

Welcome to our October Employment Update. This month’s bulletin includes some short video clips giving our commentary and practical considerations on a number of developments in employment law. These cover upcoming changes in calculating holiday pay, a case relating to vegetarianism, flexible working, a case involving legal privilege and a look at IR35 and changes […]

In response to a recent Freedom of Information Request the Home Office has provided revealing data about the numbers of successful and unsuccessful applications for Tier 1 Exceptional Promise endorsements from two of the five Designated Competent Bodies. Applicants for Tier 1 Exceptional Promise and Tier 1 Exceptional Talent must be endorsed by a Designated […]

We hope you enjoyed our last Brexit Bulletin. Let us update you on the latest news. Sign up here to stay informed with regular updates.   What Prorogation? As mentioned in our last Bulletin, the prorogation of Parliament began in September 2019. The decision to suspend Parliament was challenged in the courts. The first challenge […]

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