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No deal: or no Brexit?

15 Nov 2018
The UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, emerged from a five hour meeting on 14 November to announce that she had secured "collective decision" by the Cabinet to support the draft EU Withdrawal Agreement. It was immediately clear the "collective decision" was by no means unanimous, and the morning of 15 November saw several resignations, including that of Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab.
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Stamping out sexual harassment in the workplace – what employers need to know one year on from #MeToo

14 Nov 2018
A year after the #MeToo movement started, sexual harassment at work is still in the news on a regular basis, most recently in connection with the allegations against Sir Philip Green. He was identified in the House of Lords by Lord Hain as being the businessman who had obtained an injunction in the Court of Appeal to stop The Telegraph publishing details of claims of sexual harassment, racial discrimination and bullying made against him by employees.
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Deeds, seals and limitation periods

14 Nov 2018
Does a deed have to be sealed to obtain a 12 year, rather than a 6 year limitation period?  Or is execution as a deed in accordance with the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989 enough? 
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Public sector pension schemes and the Lloyds case

14 Nov 2018
On 26 October 2018, the High Court confirmed in the Lloyds case that pension schemes are under an obligation to equalise Guaranteed Minimum Pensions (GMPs) for men and women. We consider the impact the judgment is likely to have on public sector pension schemes and what will happen next.
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WBD advises owners of Healey Hall estate on partnership with Cripps Healey Limited

13 Nov 2018
A team from Womble Bond Dickinson's (WBD) Newcastle and Leeds offices has advised the Warde-Aldam family, owners of the Healey Hall estate, on the terms of a new partnership with Cripps Healey Limited (Cripps), which operates the Healey Barn wedding venue. The partnership will result in the provision of accommodation for guests of the Healey Barn venue in Healey Hall and adjacent cottages.