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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Brexit – Are There any Implications for UK Pension Schemes?

Sarah Philips

How time flies.  Two years ago when we were discussing the Scottish Independence Referendum, the potential impact on UK pension schemes of a vote by Scots to leave the United Kingdom was significant.  The question now is: “Do the same issues arise in relation to the referendum on whether the UK should leave the European Union?”.  Thankfully the answer is “no”.  But there are still some issues to consider.   And although it is clear that there would be a lengthy transition period if the UK votes to leave the EU, it is worth considering the risks now in order to

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Can An Employee Take A Complaint To The Employment Tribunal About The Acts of A Disciplinary Body?

Mandy Laurie

Michalak v General Medical Council and others (Court of Appeal) 

A decision of the Court of Appeal has now given employees whose role is regulated by a professional body a more accessible right of recourse against these bodies in specific circumstances, by confirming that an Employment Tribunal has jurisdiction to hear claims against such bodies where there is an allegation of discrimination.

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MAC Recommendations... Implemented

Elise Lang

Following the Migration Advisory Committee (“MAC”) review of Tier 2 in the latter half of 2015 and the subsequent report which was published in January 2016, the UK government has now considered the recommendations of MAC and has published its response.  In short, the government’s intention is to implement the majority of MAC’s proposals (albeit on a phased basis between autumn 2016 and April 2017) and the most significant changes are likely to be felt by the Tier 2 (General) and Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) (“ICT”) routes to work in the UK. 

Tier 2 (General)

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