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  • Fewer exclusions – all thanks to reform?

    A government report has highlighted a reduction in the number of permanent and fixed term exclusions since 2010. The figures show a reduction of around 1000 permanent exclusions to 4630 and a reduction of 60,000 fixed term exclusions to just over 267,000 in 2012/13. The report suggests that the reforms to behaviour management and the […] The post Fewer exclusions – all thanks to reform? appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • High Court critical of exclusions guidance

    The first reported High Court case arising from the exclusions framework which came into force in September 2012 has been published. The judge was critical of the expectation of the framework to require lay panels (IRPs) comprised of volunteers to make decisions based on complex judicial review principles. He also criticised the guidance for being […] The post High Court critical of exclusions guidance appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • Supreme Court finds illegality does not stop discrimination claim

    Mary Hounga entered the UK dishonestly on a visitor’s visa, with no right to work in this country. She was subjected to violence by her employer and subsequently brought a claim of race discrimination. At the Court of Appeal, it was found that the illegality of the contract of employment formed a material part of […] The post Supreme Court finds illegality does not stop discrimination claim appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • A common sense victory in manual handling case

    In Helen Jean Sloan v Rastrick High School Governors the claimant, a learning support assistant, alleged that she had sustained injuries to her back and shoulder after pushing a seven year old pupil with special needs in a wheelchair during the course of her employment. The Court of Appeal held that it was not reasonably […] The post A common sense victory in manual handling case appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • Hat-trick of Dunlop hearing loss claims bite the dust

    A third Dunlop noise induced hearing loss claim has bitten the dust this month. The case of SL v Goodyear Dunlop Tyres UK limited was discontinued and follows hot on the heels of discontinuances of MS and DD! All three claimants worked at the Dunlop Washington factory which closed down in 2006. Noise assessments and hearing […] The post Hat-trick of Dunlop hearing loss claims bite the dust appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

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  • Court backs surveyor in another Merrett v Babb negligence claim

    Surveyors have claimed another significant victory after the courts dismissed a Merrett v Babb personal liability claim against a professional formerly employed by an Essex-based practice, Walker & Company Surveyors Ltd. The decision handed down by the Southend County Court today (25 July 2014) in Mavis Russell v (1) Walker & Co (2) Robert Chisnall and others follows a similar ruling in February when the courts on that occasion dismissed a personal liability claim against former Ashdown Lyons surveyor, Fraser Maldoom, because the facts could not be reconciled with the milestone 2001 Court of Appeal decision in Merrett v Babb. ...Read More

  • MSQ secures £7.8m investment from NVM

    Browne Jacobson has advised management at MSQ Partners on the £7.8m investment from NVM Private Equity. ...Read More

  • MSQ secures £7.8m investment from NVM

    Browne Jacobson has advised management at MSQ Partners on the £7.8m investment from NVM Private Equity. ...Read More

  • County’s first legal apprentice honoured at House of Lords

    One of the first legal apprentices in Nottinghamshire has been honoured at a prestigious awards ceremony at the House of Lords. George Denton, an apprentice in the Technical Claims department at Nottingham law firm Browne Jacobson, was one of 27 apprentices selected by West Nottinghamshire College Group from its crop of more than 10,000 apprentices for their hard work, dedication and commitment. ...Read More

  • Browne Jacobson advises Staffline on latest acquisition of Softmist

    Staffline Group plc has continued its growth strategy with its latest acquisition of Softmist Limited. Corporate lawyers at Browne Jacobson advised Nottinghamshire based Staffline on the acquisition of the Leicestershire based training procurement agency, which trades as ‘Skillspoint’. ...Read More

 

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