Trade talks open door to recruitment squeeze

A UK-India Young Professionals Visa Scheme launches in early 2023. Steven Dunn, Vialex Head of pensions and immigration law, looks at the background to the scheme and the possibility that further trade deals may pave the way for accompanying relaxations in the UK visa regime.

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Commercial leases in Scotland and automatic continuation

Changes may be coming to aspects of commercial lease law in Scotland.
Vialex Senior Legal Adviser Eloise Robb looks at proposals to replace the common law principle of tacit relocation with a modern statutory code of automatic continuation, and why this could be welcome news for commercial property landlords and tenants alike.

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Bulls, bears, and pension scheme trustees

Legal Director Steven Dunn, Head of Pensions at Vialex, looks at the problems immediately confronting Defined Benefit (DB) pension schemes in this current financial crisis, arising from the Liability Driven Investment (LDI) strategy. What lessons have been learned and what next for trustees of DB schemes?

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How to untangle the recruitment red tape

Writing in Daily Business, Vialex Legal Director Steven Dunn looks at at the widespread problems and delays facing employers looking to hire overseas staff under the post-Brexit immigration system, and at some possible solutions available.

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Transparency rule puts owners to the test

Failure to comply with new legislation on property and land ownership which is now required as part of The Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 can prove costly. Vialex legal adviser Scott Paterson looks at some of the basic principles or tests which everyone should know.

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