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Game changer: the countdown to PSD2

PSD2, which is scheduled to be implemented in January 2018, will effectively end banks' monopoly on their customers' account data.  

Deloitte’s 2016 report, ‘PSD2 opens the door to new market entrants’, provides a breakdown as to what the revised legislation means for...…

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Gender Pay Reports Being Published

Legislation now exists requiring certain employers to publish details of differences in pay and bonus levels between their male and...

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What is regtech? The latest wave of startups hitting the fintech industry

Wired reviews the how the wave of regulation following the financial crisis has spawned a generation of tech companies dedicated to...

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Managing People Risk

The golden thread of our work at byrne·dean is to help businesses create kinder, fairer, more productive workplaces. To achieve this, the...

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Supreme Court hears £250 million dispute between local authorities and health boards

Our Trainee Solicitor for Employment, Andrew Rees, looks at the latest development in the dispute over who pays for nurses delivering...

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Pawternity Leave, Egg Freezing and Wedding Costs... just some of the benefits being offered to employees

Employers have been getting creative with the perks they offer to their employees. Some have introduced puppy parental leave, some are...

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Regulatory Issues Grow with Brexit

Following the Brexit theme of my last post, the complex nature of the divorce from Brussels continues to unveil itself. The questions...

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QualitySolicitors secures trial to supply legal services to Nisa stores

I wonder if this will spread for other law firms to jump on board.

Law firm network QualitySolicitors has clinched a deal to provide legal services to ubiquitous High Street brand Nisa, it announced...…

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Dealing With the Hippo in the Room

Some employees find themselves worried and anxious mid-meeting as they consider how to deal or respond to the hippo in the room.


You will...

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Probate fee rise scrapped (for now)

The UK government had previously proposed that as of 1 May 2017, the costs of applying for probate would change from a flat fee to a...

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NZ$2b Pay Equity Settlement

In a classic David vs Goliath battle, a woman has achieved a $2b pay equity claim after fighting the government all the way to the...

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Can an employer breach an employee’s right to choose a disciplinary meeting companion?

Our trainee Employment solicitor, Andrew Rees, looks at the recent case of Gnahoua v Abellio London Ltd, in which the Employment Tribunal...

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Labour promises four new holidays

Employment associate, David Sheppard, discusses what Labour's promise of an extra four days bank holidays could mean for employers if...

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Robot Wars...On Jobs in the Next 10 Years

We have heard it already. Some (okay... quite a few) of our jobs may be at risk of being taken over by robots or some sort of artificial...

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The FCA wants to know what YOU think about Blockchain

The Financial Conduct Authority has published a discussion paper on Distributed Ledger Technologies  ("DLT") and called for stakeholders...

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GDPR and the rise of ‘datanapping’ – the new threat to the pockets of law firms

This is becoming another "hot topic" just like AI. GDPR regime comes into effect 25th May 2018..but that will soon fly round. Here Nigel...

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Cerulli sees ‘mild’ hit to fund sales after Mifid II

Despite a fairly gloomy initial reaction to the impact and initial cost of Mifid II compliance, it appears the majority of Asset Managers...

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Reasonable or not? Time for the Supreme Court to decide...

The Solicitors Journal reports this afternoon that the expected appeal has now been lodged in the Supreme Court on behalf of Mrs Tini...

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Do parents know best?

Spiked Online covers this heart-rending story of baby Charlie Gard which has been all over the media during the last few weeks. This...

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Deutsche Bank Deploys Artificial Intelligence to Help Meet Demands of Regulatory Compliance

The project comes out of Deutsche Bank’s innovation group and uses machine learning to reduce costs and improve accuracy as it parses...

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China Shakes Up Financial Regulators in Scramble for Stability

Having toppled the country’s leading hedge-fund manager, the head of the largest brokerage firm and the chairman of one of China’s Big 4...

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The day of rest? Forthcoming changes to shop workers’ rights to refuse Sunday working

Most employers of shop workers are probably already aware that workers are able to opt-out of Sunday working upon serving written notice....

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Heartbreak Hotel?

A luxury hotel in York has opened which claims to be a 'divorce hotel' offering separating couples a weekend away and the chance to agree...

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Increased fine levels for speeding

The Sentencing Council has announced revised guidelines on sentencing for the most serious speeding offences from Monday, 24 April 2017....

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PPI Company Director gets 10 Year Ban

Details of director disqualified after being engaged in unfair trading practices contrary to Regulation 22 of the Compensation (Claims...

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High Heels Not Banned

Do you remember the news stories about Nicola Thorp, the temp receptionist who was sent home because she refused to wear shoes with a 2...

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Vat fraud and errors on online market places.

This shows some of the problems of 21st Century global trading for HMRC and supports the Spring 2017 budget announcement for  a ‘call for...

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How to dismiss a difficult employee

A manager is causing problems. They’ve opposed a particular business plan every step of the way. You were absolutely fine with that to...

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[Another] General Election 2017: Politics & the Workplace

Can employers stop their employees politically campaigning in the workplace? Is it possible for employers to extend their control over...

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"Client focused": I don't think so!

Most law firms talk about being client focused.  It's all over their website, their literature and pitches and pretty well the place they...

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Men saving more into pensions than women

According to new research men have almost three times the pension savings of women and are more likely to review their pension...

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Barista Visa or Asta la Visata EU migrant workers?

Would any foreigner relish coming to the UK strictly for the purposes of working as a barista for 2 years and then leave?


Highly unlikely,...

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An extra 100 hours worked by Londoners

According to the latest research, London workers put in about 2 hours more each week compared to those who work in the rest of the UK....

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Serious Crime Prevention Orders

This is the first SCPO by the Insolvency Service and may be a useful additional deterrent to fraudulent directors. For 5 years he has to...

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Labour and the £10 NMW Pledge

Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn has pledged a £10 minimum wage if Labour wins the 2020 general election.

Here's a question: With the...

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An amicable celebrity divorce?

I'm hoping the reports suggesting Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are divorcing amicably are true. In recent years some celebrities...

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Guess Which Country is Ranked 22 out of 24 Countries for Statutory Maternity Pay...

If you guessed 'the UK', you have two options:


1) Give yourself a well-earned pat on the back with a look of accomplishment; or 


2) Start...

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Exceptional Contribution Claim Rejected

The Court of Appeal have rejected a husband's claim that his "genius" was an exceptional contribution to a marriage and so the wife...

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Domestic Violence, Separation and Divorce

A Freedom of Information request has revealed that the number of victims of domestic violence withdrawing their support for criminal...

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Notice of termination - when does it take effect?

The recent case of Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation v Haywood considered the important issue of when notice to terminate an employee's...

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Leeds Beckett Uni Bruised by £10m Insurance Claim Dismissal

There was welcome relief for Travelers yesterday when Mr Justice Coulson threw out a £10m claim at the High Court by Leeds Beckett Uni...

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Should every working week be 4 days?

With the long Easter weekend coming up, we have two 4 day working weeks to enjoy. In May, we will have two more, given the bank holidays. 

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Rise of the robots

Our Employment Partner, Richard Thomas, discusses a new study that suggests that a rise of robotics will upend laws and lead to human job...

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Uber contract 'gibberish'

Our Employment Partner, Richard Thomas, looks at the latest developments in the Uber contract dispute and the criticism that their...

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High Court decide life support can be withdrawn

This has been a well published case involving a very poorly little baby. These cases are always very emotional ones and need very careful...

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Going Through ACAS? Get Your Timings Right!

As a general rule, claimants are only allowed to bring Employment Tribunal claims after submitting an ACAS Early Conciliation (EC) form...

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Keeping things amicable

It is widely accepted that a breakdown of a marriage or a relationship can have a detrimental effect on any children involved. 

It has...

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School’s out for Summer (but not in term time)

The Supreme Court’s ruling that parents who take their children on term-time holidays should be prosecuted provides welcome clarity to...

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Modern Marriage

A thoughtful piece on the future of marriage and divorce from the novelist Jeanette Winterson. 

Jeanette Winterson: we need to be more imaginative about modern marriage

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Five hot content marketing tips for lawyers from LMA 2017

Nice to see us featured in this LMA round-up of content marketing tips for lawyers - technology is indeed your friend! Thank you to Susan...

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Is this 'that' different around family law?

Surely this is just 'mediation' with a bit of 'online document storage' or am I missing something here?

Barrister and family law specialist Joanna Toch has launched Family Law Café, a revolutionary new concept based on her years of...…

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Forcing change by 'naming and shaming' - gender pay gap reporting

The government now sees equal pay as a vote winner.  The requirement for large companies (250+ staff) to publish their gender pay gap...

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What 'Bring Back Glass-Steagall' Means to Left and Right

Cohn, the ex-Goldman exec who is now advising President Trump, said he generally favors banking going back to how it was when "firms like...

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RIP Facebook et al.

Try telling any Brexiteer or Remainer that their views are fake and see what happens? I think that will apply to most so called facts....

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The litte book of big scams

Useful booklets from the Metropolitan Police

Corporate-related, identity, long and short firm, and insolvency fraud

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The rise of the robot lawyer: Some assembly required

Very interesting article about the development of artificial intelligence in the legal field and what that means for human lawyers - as...

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HMRC’s patience runs out over unpaid tax avoidance bills

Karen Millen was hopelessly insolvent so bankruptcy was inevitable. Will HMRC have the will to bankrupt someone or liquidate a company...

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If early Acas conciliation starts really early, it may not extend time

You have an employee. Well, you have several. Relations with most of them are great. But with this one – it’s just not working out. Let’s...

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Don't discriminate, whatever your intentions

You have a longstanding relationship with a certain colleague. You’ve done business together for years. But then disagreements begin. You...

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SMEs under scrutiny over payroll taxes

Another crack down by HMRC on payroll fraud.  I hope they have found extra resources to get to grips with this massive area of fraud.

SMEs under scrutiny over payroll taxes

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Marriage to a robot?

It has happened.  An expert in artificial intelligence, under pressure to find a wife, has created and married a robot.  

I like the idea...

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How LegTech is Making Law Firms More Competitive

At a recent insurtech conference I saw a presentation by one of the global insurers in which they demonstrated one application of AI to...

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The regulatory reference regime: Are you reference ready?

The new regulatory reference regime came into force on 7 March 2017.

The regime is part of the new rules for personal accountability in...

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Gwyneth Paltrow wants her Ex-Husband to give her away

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin once again show us that it is possible for ex's to continue a positive parental relationship after...

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