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New global visa launched today

As we wave goodbye to the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent category, which has closed to new applicants today we examine the new Global Talent visa. The new, fast-track visa launched today aims to attract the world’s top talent to the UK. Unlike the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent category there is...

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Skilled Worker Scheme Post Brexit

The Government has announced a new points-based immigration system today. The new system will be introduced from 1 January 2021 when free movement will cease and there will be no differentiation between EU and non EU citizens. The current cap for non EU workers is 20,700. Under the new system...

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Clarke Willmott overturns Northamptonshire Police Public contract award

We successfully acted on behalf of K2 Recovery Services (“K2”) in overturning a Northamptonshire Police contract award made pursuant to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (“PCR 2015”). The contract award concerned a tender for the provision of vehicle recovery services for Northamptonshire Police. The contract was worth in the region...

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Social Housing Newsletter – Winter 2020

Welcome to the Winter 2020 edition of our Social Housing Newsletter As we start another year I’m pleased to welcome more new faces to our ever growing team. Kim Painter, an Associate Solicitor, has recently joined our Housing Management team and Tara Moseley, a Solicitor has joined our Property Litigation...

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Social Housing Case Bulletin February 2020

Case law update Welcome to our February issue of our case law update. Our Social Housing team are delighted to share the cases from November from the higher jurisdiction courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the affordable housing sector. We trust that this update will be helpful...

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Trade mark law after Brexit

An update Following a politically hectic January, the UK left the European Union on Friday and has now entered the “Transition Period”. The agreement negotiated with the EU (the “Withdrawal Agreement”) sets out a number of provisions which provide clarification in relation to trade mark law in the UK post-Brexit....

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5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive and trusts

The technical consultation In our last post about the effect of the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5th AMLD) on trusts we looked at the requirement for trusts with tax consequences to register with the Trusts Registration Service (TRS), how this was to be extended to express trusts without tax consequences...

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Employment Matters – January 2020

Our first Employment Matters of 2020 looks at five of the most significant changes to employment law this year. We are running update sessions to cover these changes and will happily provide bespoke individual training as required. New right to a written statement of terms New regulations in force on...

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New Birmingham office charity: Autism West Midlands

Staff nominate Autism West Midlands as office charity Rayner Grice, partner and head of the Birmingham office, said: “Corporate Social responsibility is vitally important to us at Clarke Willmott in Birmingham. We have had the good fortune to have worked in partnership with some amazing charities over the years, and...

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Wealth Health and Inheritance Briefing – January 2020

January 2020 edition Welcome to the January 2020 edition of the Wealth, Health and Inheritance Briefing. In the recent election campaign there was some cross-party consensus about the inefficacy of entrepreneurs’ relief which provides a favourable 10% capital gains tax rate to those disposing of a business. It’s possible that...

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