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Heterosexual couple lose civil partnership Court of Appeal battle

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The Court of Appeal has dismissed a heterosexual couple’s appeal against an earlier judgment refusing them the right to enter in to a civil partnership.

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Code-hopping in sports and the impact on contracts

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Denny Solomona’s switch from Castleford Tigers to Sale Sharks and Johan Goosen’s retirement from Racing 92 amidst rumours of a move to Gloucester are two high profile cases in the world of rugby which have hit the headlines. But what are the legal implications of a code-switch mid-contract?

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Judge denies wife divorce in “loveless marriage”- time for a shake up in divorce law?

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Following the recent case of Owens v Owens and with current divorce legislation dating back to 1973, is it time for a shake up within the justice system surrounding the grounds for divorce?

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Woman ordered to pay £50,000 to ex-boyfriend: What cohabiting couples can learn from cases like this

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With cohabitation becoming an increasingly common choice among couples, it is important to understand what precautions to take to protect yourself should your circumstances change.

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Do your tenants have the right to rent? What private landlords can do to protect their property

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With the introduction of the ‘rights to rent’ in February last year, private landlords must carry out checks to ensure that their tenants have the right to rent in the UK.

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Are your dress codes discriminatory?

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Dress codes in the workplace have received a lot of attention over the past few months. We discuss what a discriminatory dress code is and how to avoid one in your company.

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Key change in copyright law this week – could you be impacted?

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As I reported last summer, Section 52 of the UK’s Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988) was repealed on 28 July 2016. A consequence of the change was to bring certain works of artistic craftsmanship back into ‘copyright’. This change could have a significant effect in many sectors. The transitional period ends tomorrow on 28 January 2017. If you are in one of the sectors that could be impacted, including the jewellery industry, here is what you need to know.

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Insolvency in the health and social care sector – what service providers need to know

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Between 2010 and 2016 over 380 care homes, ranging from single site to national operators were declared insolvent, with many more at risk due to their financial health. As the tipping point in the funding crisis in the health and social care sector approaches, service providers need to be aware of and understand the law and regulatory framework surrounding insolvency.

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Government extends criminal record checks to Tier 2

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There have been a number of high profile cases where migrants have entered the UK without proper background checks. The Government is extending its requirement for criminal record checks to Tier 2 visa applicants, in an attempt to be seen to be protecting the public from ‘unsuitable’ people from outside the EU.

From April 2017, skilled overseas job applicants seeking work in the education, health and social care sectors will be required to provide criminal record certificates as part of the visa application process. So what do employers planning to sponsor skilled workers need to know?

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What’s in store for South West M&A

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Amid continued economic uncertainty, news that 2016 proved to be the busiest year by deal volume in the last decade serves as a timely reminder of the resilience of the South West deal market. The number of deals completed rose by 4%, according to Experian’s latest analysis of the M&A market, marking a sixth consecutive year of growth. Here I will explore our Corporate & Commercial team’s recent experience in the market and our expectations for 2017.

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Calling all commercial landlords and tenants: beware of poor energy efficiency

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There is increasing focus on a property’s energy use, energy efficiency and a review of what energy savings can be made. While this subject may be on your radar, are you aware of the legislative changes that could greatly restrict commercial property lettings from April 2018?

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Investigating corporate insolvency – are you prepared?

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We all saw the news last year about BHS and its sad demise. At the time, Business Secretary Sajid Javid ordered the Insolvency Service to fast-track its investigation of BHS and the circumstances which led to its insolvency. What lessons can companies look to learn from this retail giant?

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