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Michael Balmer successfully defended a former, professional footballer at Wirral Magistrates Court. The former Everton and Sunderland player – and Sky Sports pundit – was convicted in his absence in 2020, of 2 offences of failing to furnish (supply) information, dating back to September 2019, contrary to section 172 Road Traffic Act 1988. The client […]
When a driver accumulates 12 or more penalty points on their driving licence, they may be able to argue ‘exceptional hardship’ which can be submitted to the court to avoid a disqualification from driving. What happens if I get 12 points on my license? Courts are obliged to disqualify [ban] a person from driving for […]
The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is currently set to end on 30 September 2021. The scope of the CJRS has already started to decrease, with the Government’s contribution to wages – for hours not worked – reducing to 70%, from 1 July 2021, capped at £2,187.50, and then 60%, from 1 August 2021, […]
Employers may propose changes to an employee’s contract of employment at any time, but if the employee does not agree to those changes, the employer cannot unilaterally impose the terms. However, where an employer has sound business reasons for the change, they may be able to fairly dismiss and offer re-engagement on the new terms […]
A worker is an intermediate category of employment status between employee and self-employed. It has not always been easy to define the boundaries between each category. However, what is clear – in order to establish status as an employee – there must be mutuality of obligation. If an employee is obliged to carry out work, […]
On 4 May 2021, the governments of the United Kingdom (‘UK’) and India signed a new ‘migration and mobility partnership’ deal which would allow young professionals between the ages of 18-30 to work and live in each others countries for a period of up to two years under the ‘Young Professionals Scheme’. Business immigration expert Mohammed Hafejee gives his thoughts.
A UK Sole Representative of an Overseas Business visa is for companies who wish to locate a senior employee in order to establish a branch or wholly-owned subsidiary in the UK. A sole representative for the purposes of the visa application is an employee who has been recruited by an overseas company in a senior role.
Employee dismissed for over-zealous approach to health and safety succeeds with Employment Appeal Tribunal claim. In the case of Sinclair v Trackwork Ltd the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has decided that an employer could not rely on evidence that a supervisor had annoyed colleagues and demoralised the workforce when introducing a new safety procedure.
The new Graduate visa route is for International students who wish to remain in the United Kingdom (‘UK’) in order to seek employment following the successful completion of their studies in the UK. The Graduate visa route will open for applications from 1 July 2021. What are the key requirements to be eligible for the Graduate […]
An Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) visa is for multinational companies who wish to transfer skilled workers from their overseas offices to come and work in their United Kingdom (UK) based entity. Following the end of the transitional period on 1 January 2021, the Intra-Company Transfer visa is also applicable to EEA nationals. However, the Intra-Company Transfer […]
How the new law may affect you and your business The Pension Schemes Act 2021 came into force on 11 February 2021. Whilst a number of requirements are yet to come into effect and further guidance is required, it is clear that there will be a huge impact on corporate, trustee and regulator behaviour over […]
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Rishi Sunak, laid out proposals in his 2021 budget report for new UK immigration visa routes to be implemented by March 2022. The aim of the UK government’s new visa routes will be to attract the most ‘highly skilled’, ‘global mobility talent’ from around the world with a particular […]