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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Changes To The UK’s Immigration Rules

The Home Office recently implemented a number of changes to the Immigration Rules. Many of these changes will affect employers, particularly those employing skilled migrant workers through the points based system.

A summary of some of the most notable changes for employers and their employees is set out below. Unless otherwise noted, these changes are now in force.

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Offshore Safety And Survival: No Second Chances

Adam McCabe

Being strapped into a helicopter, flipped upside down and suspended underwater isn’t your standard Wednesday morning, even for a health and safety lawyer. It does beat waiting in line for a coffee in the office – and provides a fair bit more stimulation. But it’s also more frightening and comes on top of a day spent fighting fires, being winched out of a swimming pool and being trained to tell apart a Prepare to Abandon Platform Alarm (PAPA) from a toxic gas alert. Despite how it may seem, I am not on an adventure holiday.

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Sorting Out Company Pensions - The Time Is Now

Caroline Strathdee

Times are changing in the oil & gas sector, and the world of pensions is not standing still either.
Given the fall in oil price, employers will inevitably want to (and need to) explore cost cutting measures.  Although it can be hard to get away from pension obligations, there are steps that employers can take to reduce their pension costs, and we are seeing a number of trends in this area.

This raises both pensions and employment law issues.  Our specialist employment and pensions lawyers can guide you through the maze.

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