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Heterosexual couple lose civil partnership case at Court of Appeal

A couple from London, Ms Rebecca Steinfield and Mr Charles Keidan, recently lost their battle in the Court of Appeal, to enter into a civil partnership despite being a heterosexual couple.

Law Firm: Excello Law | Published: 24 February 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Are you prepared for the imminent pensions deadlines?

As usual, April will see the introduction of various changes and deadlines affecting employers, trustees and members of workplace pension schemes.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 21 February 2017 | Practice Area: Pensions

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Slavery in the UK construction industry: a modern problem?

What do you need to know about the Modern Slavery Act, and what more can be done to prevent human rights abuses on sites and in the construction supply chain?

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 16 February 2017 | Practice Area: Construction

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Employee housing for mine workers

A binding private ruling on the tax treatment of expenses incurred in respect of employee housing for mine workers.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 15 February 2017 | Practice Area: Mining

Court of Appeal decides “self-employed” plumber has worker status

The Court of Appeal has decided that a plumber, who was engaged as a “self-employed operative”, should in fact have been treated as a “worker” for employment rights purposes.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 14 February 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

New national minimum wage rates announced

Draft legislation implementing increases to national minimum wage rates from 1 April 2017 has been published.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 10 February 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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Private equity roundup - Q1 2017

In this edition, the Gowling WLG Private Equity team leads with the result of its independently commissioned research into the effect of Brexit on transatlantic trade.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 07 February 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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Environment: The year ahead

The year ahead presents a series of challenges and opportunities for the development of environmental law across Europe.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 24 January 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Should UK employers follow France's lead in switching off out of hours?

Technology now enables us to work, respond to emails or take calls out of office hours far more easily. The negatives of this 'always on' culture are starting to be recognised.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 24 January 2017 | Practice Area: Employment

Government confirms initiatives to bolster the supply of housing

The government has confirmed this week that thousands of homes will be built for first time buyers.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 09 January 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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