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A recent case in the High Court, AB v A Chief Constable , considered whether the Chief Constable of a police force had a duty to provide further information to an employee's potential new employer that included details of outstanding disciplinary action...
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Rachel Collins primed us for the new rules on requests for flexible working in our last bulletin. Since then, we have had time to reflect on the unintended consequences of tweaking by secondary regulation. How about reduced scope for claims of discrimination...
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In the case of HYDE v SARA ASSICURAZIONI SPA (2014) the High Court decided that a cap on the amount of damages that could be awarded to a British claimant in a road traffic accident in Italy, under an Italian insurance policy, was not to be reduced to take...
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The Office of Tax Simplification has recently published its third and final report on employee benefits and expenses. Stay with me; the report is well written and surprisingly interesting. The report covers a wide range of topics including accommodation,...
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In a striking act of compassion the Supreme Court ruled that an employer's defence of illegality was trumped by public policy that this is an affront to justice. I'll let the facts speak for themselves. An Employment Tribunal found that in 2007 Mrs...

For you

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A recent case in the High Court, AB v A Chief Constable , considered whether the Chief Constable of a police force had a duty to provide further information to an employee's potential new employer that included details of outstanding disciplinary action...
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Rachel Collins primed us for the new rules on requests for flexible working in our last bulletin. Since then, we have had time to reflect on the unintended consequences of tweaking by secondary regulation. How about reduced scope for claims of discrimination...
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The Prime Minster has announced a new Family Test which will be applied to all domestic policy. He said: For me, nothing matters more than family. It is at the centre of my life and the heart of my politics...Long before you get to the Welfare State, it is...
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The use of provisional damages is becoming more prevalent in personal injury and clinical negligence claims.  But what exactly are provisional damages?   Personal injury and clinical negligence compensation has always traditionally been paid in a...
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Accidents and injuries at work or in public places are often caused by an individual’s negligence. So how does an injured person go about bringing a claim in such circumstances? It is often the case that the individual who caused the accident is...