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Making the Most of Seat Rotation - How to Choose your Seat

Friday, 24th November 2017

The most important thing to remember is that there really is no right or wrong choice! However, as simple as this is to type, I know from experience that it really isn't the mantra that trainees enter into seat negotiations with.

What to expect from Black Friday 2017

Friday, 24th November 2017

Black Friday is becoming an increasingly popular phenomenon across the UK with leading retailers promising customers huge discounts and offers encouraging people to flock to their websites and stores to grab the best deals. The event has expanded to include offers from airlines, hotels and food retailers who are also jumping on the promotional trend.

Summary of the Autumn Budget 2017- Housing

Friday, 24th November 2017

The chancellor presented his Budget to Parliament on Wednesday 22 November. Below is a summary of what has been announced in relation to housing.

Maritime UK- An Industry Code of Practice

Friday, 24th November 2017

In November 2017, Maritime UK published an Industry Code of Practice for Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships ('MASS') up to and including 24m in length, prepared by the UK Maritime Autonomous Systems Working Group. This coincides with the UK Ship Register has signing its first autonomous vessel, C-Worker 7.

Mid-air collision in Buckinghamshire Involving Helicopter and Light Aircraft - Aviation Lawyer and ex RAF Pilot Calls for Lessons to be Learned Following This Fatal Tragedy

Friday, 24th November 2017

On Friday 17 November, a Cessna 152 light aircraft collided with a Cabri-G2 helicopter at around 1000 feet above the ground. Each aircraft contained an instructor and student, and it is reported that the Cessna aircraft struck the rear of the helicopter, after which both aircraft plunged into woodland below

Waste and Recycling Industry - The HSE's New Target for Unannounced Inspections

Wednesday, 22nd November 2017

Last year there were 14 fatalities in the waste and recycling industry and 8 fatalities in 2015/16. The fatality rate in the waste and recycling industry was around 10 times the average across all industries in the 5 years leading up to March 2016.

National Cohabitation Week: 27 November - 1 December 2017

Wednesday, 22nd November 2017

Next week is National Cohabitation Week. The purpose of this week is to raise the awareness of the rights and the difficulties surrounding couples that decide to simply cohabit rather than marry.

A Primer on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Wednesday, 22nd November 2017

Regardless of the UK’s decision to leave the EU, the General Data Protection Regulation will be enforced from 25 May 2018. Its wide coverage applies to all UK organisations that deal with the personal data of EU citizens.

Does failing to provide right to work documentation make the employment illegal?

Wednesday, 22nd November 2017

The EAT has overturned the decision in Baker v Abellio London Ltd UKEAT/0250/16 where the Tribunal held that an employer had fairly dismissed an employee by reason of illegality when he could not produce documentary evidence of his right to work.

Challenging times for letting agents and landlords

Tuesday, 21st November 2017

This month the Government has published the draft Tenants Fees Bill following consultation.

Dispatches - "How to Avoid the Dementia Tax"

Tuesday, 21st November 2017

On Monday 20 November 2017 Channel 4 broadcast a Dispatches episode titled "How to Avoid the Dementia Tax". The episode focused on the circumstances in which individuals can find themselves funding their own care fees despite the availability of Local Authority and NHS Continuing Healthcare funding.

Houses in Multiple Occupation, two storeys or three?

Friday, 17th November 2017

Legislation relating to Homes in Multiple Occupation (HMO) has long existed to ensure landlords follow the necessary requirements when renting out properties to multiple people.

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