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By Jane Wolstenholme
Many have thought that private pensions are protected from a bankrupt’s creditors provided that the bankrupt is not yet receiving his pension (subject to a claim that the contributions were excessive).
By Robert Bell, Paul Henty
The Public Procurement (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2011 (the "New Regulations"), which come into force on 1 October 2011, will significantly reduce the time limit within which an aggrieved supplier may bring a claim for a breach of the procurement rules.
By Emma Bartlett
The Government’s new approach to voluntary gender pay reporting (VGPR) The Government has this month published a framework report entitled 'Think, Act, Report' to encourage a new voluntary approach to gender pay reporting.
By Clare Prior
The White Paper gives an insight into the changes which will be brought about by the Localism Bill.
By Emma Bartlett
For the first time, all of the characteristics which are protected for discrimination purposes are distilled into one section of one Act (Section 4 of the Equality Act 2010).
By Clare Prior
This month we look at the new Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) Order 2010, changes to Permitted Development rights for small scale houses in multiple occupation, proposals for streamlining Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) and a brief look at the implementation of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.
By Alan Julyan
The introduction of the age discrimination legislation in 2006 by the Labour Government was a major step in eliminating age discrimination in the workplace.
By Clare Prior
The draft Reform Plan restates the Government's intention to shift power from Westminster to local people. It intends to do this though the Localism Bill which is to be published in November 2010 and is currently targeted as being on the statute books in November 2011.
By Clare Prior
Eric Pickles has laid an order before Parliament revoking Regional Strategies with immediate effect.
By James Worthington
A recent decision in the TCC has addressed a number of important issues, including: "Tolent" clauses; what happens when contractual adjudication provisions are found to be non-Act compliant; whether joinder provisions in adjudication clauses are permissible and the minimum rate of interest for late payments.
By Speechly Bircham Employment Group
Here is a brief summary of recent cases we think are of particular interest.
By Speechly Bircham Employment Group
The High Court has released its ruling in the case of a dispute between two financial broking companies based on claims that one unlawfully poached 50 brokers from the other.
By Speechly Bircham Employment Group
Paid maternity leave extended to a period of 12 months.
By Steven Carey, Martha Mordecai
The recent judgment in Pilon v Breyer in the TCC provides a rare occurrence of the Court finding an adjudicator's decision unenforceable in its entirety and provides valuable guidance to parties who deliberately try to reduce the scope of the dispute referred for their own advantage.
By Alan Julyan
With air travel still in turmoil after the recent flight ban occurred during one of the busiest periods of the year for employees to take holiday, employers may have questions over the issues that have arisen.
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