August 2018 – Amending Claims of Discrimination in the Employment Tribunal

Message from the Editor, Dan Hobbs  Welcome back to the new look ‘Five from 5’, I hope all of our readers enjoyed the summer vacation. This free bi-monthly employment law bulletin is created by the employment team at 5 Essex Court in association with Bloomsbury. This month’s bulletin contains five short articles on (i) shared parental leave and indirect sex. Read more

Arbitration (2 July – 27 August)

Arbitration News Conoco says Venezuela will pay $2 billion arbitration award The Washington Post – 20 August ConocoPhillips, a US oil giant has now reached an agreement with Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, PDVSA and has been awarded $2 billion as a ten-year old dispute is finally resolved. Conoco will suspend legal actions to seize PDVSA’s. Read more

Immigration Law (13 August – 27 August)

Immigration News Migration from EU to UK continues to fall, ONS figures show BBC News – 23 August Over the last year the number of EU citizens moving to the UK has decreased, reaching lows not experienced since 2012. Data from the Labour Force Survey demonstrates that there were 86,000 fewer EU nationals working in. Read more

Family Law (13 August – 27 August)

Family News Overall ‘cost of a child’ is £150,753 for a couple Family Law Week – 21 August A report titled Cost of a Child, by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has estimated that the overall cost of raising a child to the age of 18 is £150,753 for a couple, increasing to £183,335 for. Read more

Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: August Teaser

Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing: August Teaser

Defended divorce: Owens v Owens In Owens v Owens [2018] UKSC 41 the Supreme Court held that on the evidence before the first instance judge he and the Court of Appeal were correct to refuse her petition. Two surprising features, which make the case so unsatisfactory, is that all or even the large part of. Read more

IP & IT Law (6 August – 20 August)

IP & IT News Google employees criticise ‘censored China search engine’ BBC News – 17 August Numerous Google employees have written to the technology company to protest against its plans to launch a censored search engine in China. Protesters have claimed the project raises some serious moral and ethical questions and may help China suppress. Read more

Employment and Pensions Law (6 August – 20 August)

Employment News 55% of employers have increased salaries to improve staff retention Employee Benefits – 15 August According to research by The Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) and The Adecco Group, 55% of the 2,001 employees who responded have increased their staff salaries to solve retention problems. Employee Benefits cites weak productivity growth. Read more

Judges on social media: being ‘friendly’ is great, but is it judicious?

Judges in England and Wales are more or less forbidden to engage on social media, and if any do so they are almost invisible to the public gaze. But in the United States the position is markedly different. Judges are active on Twitter and many also have a Facebook account, which they see as a. Read more

Family Law (30 July – 13 August)

Family News Alternative provision projects receive £4m funding boost Cypnow – 6 August The Department for Education has allocated a further £4 million to nine projects across the country that specialise in better education of pupils in alternative provision. According to Dame Christine Lenehan, director of the Council for Disabled Children, ‘renewed focus on children. Read more

Immigration Law (30 July – 13 August)

Immigration News Immigration: Scrap targets after Brexit, CBI urges BBC News – 10 August According to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the current net migration targets should be scrapped after Brexit and replaced with a system that helps immigrants make ‘a positive contribution to the economy’. The CBI has urged the government to focus. Read more

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