Archive for August, 2016

The Waiting Game – Migrants may face 4 year wait for benefits

It was recently announced that the UK government is calling for migrants to have to wait four years before they can claim tax credits, in a bid to reduce immigration. To find out how feasible this is, and what impact it would have on Immigration Law, Lawyer Monthly speaks to Katie Harris, Solicitor at Mackrell Turner Garrett.   Q: What are your initial reactions to the Government’s announcement? &nbs...

26 Jan 12:14 PM 1 Read More...

‘Ello, ‘Ello, ‘Ello – Europe is the antitrust police

The European Union’s competition commissioner continues to take on industrial Goliaths, part of a renewed EU push to keep the continent’s markets open and competitive for Davids to thrive as well. Commissioner Margarethe Vestager’s focus on American technology giants, such as Google and Qualcomm, and other stalwarts like McDonald’s, has drawn accusations of an anti-U.S. bias.  But she has also courted politi...

26 Jan 12:12 PM 0 Read More...

Social Work – Launch of Facebook at Work

It was recently announced that Facebook at Work will now be offered to all companies, after spending a year in tests. The new system will mean that employees can utilise Facebook for professional purposes, but in a way that will keep it separate from their personal profiles. To find out more, Lawyer Monthly speaks to Marian Bloodworth, employment partner at Kemp Little, the technology and digital media law firm. ...

26 Jan 12:08 PM 0 Read More...

‘Water’ great job! In-house Counsel – Claire Russell, Anglian Water Group

   This month, as part of our In-house Counsel interview series, Lawyer Monthly takes a look at the work of Claire Russell, In-House Counsel at Anglian Water Group. She tells us exclusively about her role, the challenges she faces on a daily basis and how she keeps on top of the ever changing regulation that Anglian Water is bound by.   Q 1 As in-house counsel at Anglian Water Group, what is...

26 Jan 12:04 PM 0 Read More...

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