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Flexible working extended

Millions more parents will be able to ask their employers for flexible working arrangements under an extension to the law which came into force today. Previously, the right to request flexible working was limited to parents of children up to the age of si…

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ClarioNet: Toasting to Success

Written by Deborah Warren

Written by Deborah Warren
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The younger members of the Clarion team networked with their peers at the firms most recent ClarioNet Event held at Toast on 26 March 2009. The event did not part with tradition at the risk of disappointing our regular guests and was held as an informal n…

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Judges' powers to fill gaps

Judges' power to fill gaps in Practice DirectionsThe recent Court of Appeal case of Bovale Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and another [2008] EWHC 2143 held that while a judge had no power to alter the Civil Procedure Rul…

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If You Change Your Mind...

They say that it is a woman's prerogative to change her mind, well now it clear that it is also a Judge's.The case of Paulin and Paulin [2009] EWCA Civ 221 issued on the 17 March 2009 makes for very interesting reading.  Not least because the…

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Money Launderers and proceeds of crime

Following on from my previous blog looking back at the last year, I now deal with the recent decision of Allpress which considered the position of money launderers in light of the caveat expressed at the end of May that the position of money launderers mi…

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Confiscation and Asset Forfeiture Review

As the financial year draws to a close, it seems like as good a time as any to reflect on the past year in relation to assets recovery, proceeds of crime, restraint and confiscation.2008 was a very important year as far as proceeds of crime is concerned w…

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Chargot Judgement

In a recent case before the House of Lords HSE -v- Chargot Ltd (Trading as Contract Services) Ruttle Contracting Ltd and George Ruttle;   the three appellants maintained that it was for the prosecution to prove the acts and omissions by which it…

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Health & Safety Offences Act 2008

The Health and Safety Offences Act 2008 came into force on Friday 16th January 2009.   Judith Hackitt Chair of the Health and Safety Executive welcomed the Act which arose from a private members bill.   She said:-"This Act gives o…

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Bonuses: the credit crunch casualties

As a result of the current down turn, the financial services sector has been under intense media scrutiny over the manner in which its workers are remunerated.  The Government is asking the banks to look very carefully at the bonuses which are paid t…

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