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Energy companies embrace STEM challenge to tackle gender pay gap

Out Law News Feed - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 16:20
ANALYSIS: Energy companies operating in the UK are embracing the challenge of encouraging more women into careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) as a long-term solution to reducing their gender pay gap (GPG).

Employers struggle to fill vacancies as migrant labour supply falls

Out Law News Feed - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 16:09
UK employers are struggling to recruit and retain staff, largely because of a fall in the number of workers born outside the country coming to the UK for work.

Retailers don't need to pay business rates on ATMs, Court of Appeal rules

Out Law News Feed - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 16:04
The Court of Appeal (CoA) in the UK has found that cash machines outside retail premises should not be charged separate business rates for those ATMs in what one expert called "a victory for common sense".

UK reviews telecoms supply chain

Out Law News Feed - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 14:34
The security of the UK's telecoms infrastructure is being reviewed by the UK government.

BREXIT: Post-Brexit chemical regulation plans 'not progressing fast enough'

Out Law News Feed - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 14:12
The government's plans for regulating chemicals once the UK leaves the EU are not progressing fast enough, risking a "trading hiatus" and disruption to supply chains on exit day, a House of Lords committee has warned.

Virtual interactions can ease NHS pressures, says expert

Out Law News Feed - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 14:05
NHS bodies should be bolder in using technology to address the increasing cost and time pressures they are under, a digital health expert has said.

Australian PM announces $2 billion infrastructure fund for the Pacific

Out Law News Feed - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 13:25
Australia’s prime minister Scott Morrison has announced that the country is to set up a A$2 billion fund to support infrastructure development across the Pacific Region.

Whistleblowing DJ seeks to raise £10,000 to fund Supreme Court challenge

Law Gazette News - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:53

Claire Gilham says judges should not face sanctions for trying to correct mistakes in the justice system.

Bogus immigration lawyers charged thousands for useless advice

Law Gazette News - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 10:38

In one case, victim faces deportation after receiving ill-informed advice.

Saudis serve proceedings by text

Law Gazette News - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 10:35

Kingdom's civil courts reveal high tech ambitions. 

UK tax relief reintroduced for acquired goodwill with 'strong connection' to IP

Out Law News Feed - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 10:20
The UK government intends to re-introduce tax relief for acquired goodwill, but only to the extent that it has a 'strong connection' to intellectual property (IP) itself qualifying for relief, a consultation document response published alongside the Finance Bill 2019 confirms.

News focus: 'Race to the bottom' on the high street?

Law Gazette News - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 00:01

Further deregulation of the market opens the door to a race to bottom on client protection, claims the Law Society. And there is no evidence it will boost access to justice

​Tribunal fees revisited and other news in brief

Law Gazette News - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 00:01

This week’s news in brief.

News focus: High street brought low?

Law Gazette News - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 00:01

Further deregulation of the market opens the door to a race to bottom on client protection, claims the Law Society. And there is no evidence it will boost access to justice

​Tribunal fees revisited and other news in brief

Law Gazette News - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 00:01

This week’s news in brief.

New contract battleground for AI in law

Law Gazette News - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 00:01

AI system will be used to spot areas of risk in large collections of supplier contracts. 

Over 1,000 lawyers embrace remote-working 'gig economy'

Law Gazette News - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 00:01

Numbers working in the burgeoning sector grow by 29% in 2018.

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