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By Nichola Carter
In this issue we summarise the significant changes announced on Thursday 18 March, most of which will come into force on 6 or 7 April 2010.
By Catherine McCann
Virtual assignments are a relatively new concept. Until recently their impact on the landlord and tenant relationship has been uncertain but the Court of Appeal in Clarence House Limited v National Westminster Bank Plc [2009] confirmed that virtual assignments do NOT amount to a breach of standard alienation covenants prohibiting assignment without consent, sharing or parting with possession or entering into declarations of trust in relation to premises.
By Nichola Carter
Due to the complex and frequent changes in tier 4, the widespread media coverage and the anxiety this is causing, education providers need to keep abreast of the new developments in immigration law that are affecting their sector.
By Nichola Carter
On 10 February 2010 a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules was laid before Parliament which is due to come into force on 3 March 2010.
By Nichola Carter
Regulations extending identity cards for foreign nationals (ICFN) to skilled workers came into force on 6 January 2010.
By Nichola Carter
Unlike tier 2 sponsors, tier 4 sponsors have been unable to use the Sponsor Management System (SMS) to issue electronic approvals (known as Confirmations of Acceptance of Studies) in relation to entry clearance applications for students.
By Linda Burke
As the London 2012 Olympics draw closer and preparations are under way, so too are actions against businesses that falsely represent an association with the Olympic brand.
By Lawrence Milner
The UK data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner's Office (the ICO), has recently published a 'plain English' guide to the Data Protection Act.
By Katy Barker
Getty Images, the photographic agency, has recently settled a copyright infringement dispute concerning the unauthorised use of one of its images.
By Joanne Cutts
In a recent case the Court of Appeal decided that a group of 20 car valeters who were employed under terms and conditions by which they professed to be 'self-employed' were, in reality, 'employees'.
By Nichola Carter
In cases where an employee has overstayed his permission to remain in the UK, what is the legal position?
By Nichola Carter
We remind sponsors that it is important to keep a record on each sponsored migrant's file as to which version of the sponsor guidance was in use at the time the certificate of sponsorship (CoS) was assigned and we also recommend that sponsors keep copies of the current and all previous versions of the sponsor guidance.
By Anna Frankum
A recent EU-wide investigation into misleading advertising and unfair practices on websites selling consumer electronic goods has revealed that 55% of 369 websites investigated showed irregularities.
By Lawrence Milner
The recent High Court decision in the case of First Conferences Services Limited & another v Richard Bracchi & another [2009] EWHC 2176 (Ch), 26 August 2009 demonstrates the ways in which businesses can protect themselves against misuse of their key business information.
By Philip Barth
In our August update we gave details of the changes in the sponsorship guidance notes relating to changes to terms and conditions of employment.