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Covid 19 – Useful links for Employment Law Practitioners – March 2020

I thought it might be helpful to reproduce in our blog information in an email sent out today by the Employment Lawyers Association containing a number of useful links. Acas: Guidance for employers and employees from Acas, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, an independent body funded by the Government, is available here: https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus NHS: Health-related […]

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THE PAG REPORT  WHAT THE PRACTITIONER NEEDS TO KNOW!

THE PAG REPORT  WHAT THE PRACTITIONER NEEDS TO KNOW! Part 7.  OFFSETTING Apples & Pears The PAG report confirms: Most negligence claims concern pension offsetting; The CE is not usually a good way to look at offsetting – especially when there are DB pensions – lawyers should not attempt to ‘estimate’ (guess) the appropriate offsetting […]

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DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION: LONG-TERM REQUIREMENT – February 2020

DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION: LONG-TERM REQUIREMENT Section 6 of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA)  states as follows: (1) A person (P) has a disability if— (a) P has a physical or mental impairment, and (b) the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on P’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. …..”   Paragraph 2 […]

Landlord Advice Companies in Litigation – Help or Hindrance?

For individual landlords unfamiliar with the courts, recovering possession from tenants must often seem like a daunting proposition. It is therefore unsurprising that many such landlords turn to the wide variety of landlord advice companies that advertise support and assistance. These advice companies often offer different ‘packages’, ranging from simply drafting letters before action to […]

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Achieving Best Evidence in Family Cases involving allegations of sexual abuse

Achieving Best Evidence in Family Cases involving allegations of sexual abuse – The Importance of Prior Planning Can you recall the 4 phases of an ABE interview? Well, if you can you’re already ahead of a number of professionals involved in conducting them. A judgment was released earlier this week in the recent case EF, […]

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ARTICLE 8 & UNFAIR DISMISSAL – January 2020

ARTICLE 8 & UNFAIR DISMISSAL   Article 8 Human Rights act 1998 provides:   “Article 8 Right to respect for private and family life   Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence. There shall be no interference by a public authority with the exercise of […]

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EVALUATING THE TEST FOR INTERIM SEPARATION

EVALUATING THE TEST FOR INTERIM SEPARATION POST C (A Child) (Interim Separation), Re [2019] EWCA Civ 1998 December 6th 2019 Removal of a child from their birth parents has been described by Sir James Mumby as being a ‘draconian measure’ but one that is undoubtedly necessary in certain cases to protect the child from suffering, […]

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Striking the Right Balance – Contact for Infants in Care

Striking the Right Balance – Contact for Infants in Care Removing a child from the care of their birth parents is a drastic measure that can be very traumatic, perhaps even more so when the child is a new-born baby. This was acknowledged by Munby J (as he then was) in Re K [2008] EWHC […]

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CCTV Surveillance at Work

CCTV Surveillance at Work   Article 8   Article 8 of the Convention reads as follows:   “1.  Everyone has the right to respect for his private … life …   There shall be no interference by a public authority with the exercise of this right except such as is in accordance with the law […]

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