August 2018 - Amending Claims of Discrimination in the Employment Tribunal

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Arbitration (2 July – 27 August)

Arbitration News Conoco says Venezuela will pay $2 billion arbitration award The Washington Post – 20 August ConocoPhillips, a US oil giant has now reached an agreement with Venezuela’s state-owned... Read more

Immigration Law (13 August – 27 August)

Immigration News Migration from EU to UK continues to fall, ONS figures show BBC News – 23 August Over the last year the number of EU citizens moving to the UK has decreased, reaching lows not... Read more

Family Law (13 August – 27 August)

Family News Overall ‘cost of a child’ is £150,753 for a couple Family Law Week – 21 August A report titled Cost of a Child, by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has estimated that the overall cost of... Read more

Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: August Teaser

Defended divorce: Owens v Owens In Owens v Owens [2018] UKSC 41 the Supreme Court held that on the evidence before the first instance judge he and the Court of Appeal were correct to refuse her... Read more

IP & IT Law (6 August – 20 August)

IP & IT News Google employees criticise 'censored China search engine' BBC News – 17 August Numerous Google employees have written to the technology company to protest against its plans to launch a... Read more

Employment and Pensions Law (6 August – 20 August)

Employment News 55% of employers have increased salaries to improve staff retention Employee Benefits – 15 August According to research by The Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD)... Read more

Judges on social media: being ‘friendly’ is great, but is it judicious?

Judges in England and Wales are more or less forbidden to engage on social media, and if any do so they are almost invisible to the public gaze. But in the United States the position is markedly... Read more

Family Law (30 July – 13 August)

Family News Alternative provision projects receive £4m funding boost Cypnow – 6 August The Department for Education has allocated a further £4 million to nine projects across the country that... Read more

Immigration Law (30 July – 13 August)

Immigration News Immigration: Scrap targets after Brexit, CBI urges BBC News – 10 August According to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the current net migration targets should be scrapped... Read more

Bloomsbury Immigration Law Briefing: July Teaser

In this month’s briefing we cover case law and other developments in June and July 2018. Although it is now the summer season there was a lot of activity in the run up to it with some amendments to... Read more

Legal Helplines: Threat or Opportunity?

The idea of free legal advice will likely inspire many different images in the minds of population at large. Read more

IP & IT Law (23 July – 6 August)

IP & IT News Marketing firm fined £100,000 after making more than 75,000 nuisance calls ICO – 1 August AMS Marketing Ltd, based in Peacehaven, has been fined £100,000 by the (ICO) for making 75,649... Read more

Employment and Pensions Law (23 July – 6 August)

Employment News Employers must do more to tackle male ‘stigma’ around shared parental leave People Management – 30 July Sandie Dennis, career coach and CEO of Confidence to Return has noted in a... Read more

Modern drafting conventions

This blog item is based on a much longer article in the National Infrastructure Planning Handbook 2018. Read more

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