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  • Stop banging on…

    It can be frustrating when an employee raises a concern but continues to dogmatically pursue it even when the matter has concluded. But if the employee was “blowing the whistle” any disciplinary action taken as a result could result in a detriment claim under section 47B of the Employment Rights Act 1996. This was exactly […]The post Stop banging on… appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • In good time

    A High Court judge has given further guidance as to the extent of the Mitchell judgment. In the case of Guidezone Limited v Kenena and 5 others, the Court was faced with the situation where a defence was due to be served by 14th February 2014 and a few days beforehand the defendants had asked […]The post In good time appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • Pressure on Government over ‘zero hours’ contracts increases

    Since August 2013, the UK Government has been reviewing the use of “zero-hours” contracts and consultation on this commenced in December 2013. In the meantime, Unison has been lobbying for a complete ban and a private member’s bill was presented to Parliament in January 2014, calling for the same. We were recently advised that the […]The post Pressure on Government over ‘zero hours’ contracts increases appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • Stability for the education sector?

    The Schools Minister has indicated that he hopes that there will be a significant period of stability in the education sector after the last few years of intensive reforms. Since the coalition came into power, schools have faced a more focused inspection regime, new curricula and the option of greater independence through academy status. The […]The post Stability for the education sector? appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • Teachers’ mental health – should we be worried?

    A recent poll has shown that over half (55%) of school staff feel that their job has a negative impact on their mental health - causing symptoms of stress, exhaustion and sleep deprivation. Large amounts of unpaid overtime, intense pressure to cope with Ofsted requirements and the perceived stigma attached to mental health issues all are […]The post Teachers’ mental health – should we be worried? appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

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  • Browne Jacobson advises Dalet on AmberFin acquisition

    Browne Jacobson has advised Dalet Digital Media Systems, a provider of Media Asset Management (MAM) solutions, software and services for broadcasters and content providers, on its acquisition of British TV broadcast software provider AmberFin for an undisclosed sum. ...Read More

  • Record number of partner promotions at Browne Jacobson

    Browne Jacobson has announced a record number of partner promotions bringing the firm’s total partnership to 99. For the first time the firm has announced nine partner promotions across its Birmingham and Nottingham offices. ...Read More

  • Fantastic four compete for top regional business prize

    Four of the region’s most dynamic companies are competing head-to-head for this year’s coveted Nottingham Post Business Awards ‘Company of the Year’ accolade. The winner will be announced at a glittering ceremony at the East Midlands Conference Centre on 1 May which marks one of the highlights in the region’s business calendar. ...Read More

  • WKD hangover as watchdog bans irresponsible Facebook ads

    The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint by the Youth Alcohol Advertising Council (YAAC) and banned an advert on Beverage Brands’ Facebook page for WKD – which featured images of the WKD drink, checklists for a social occasion featuring the beverage and text defining that WKD is about 'getting together with the best people and enjoying yourself'. ...Read More

  • Browne Jacobson’s counter fraud team grows with new appointment

    Browne Jacobson has strengthened its counter fraud team with the appointment of Intelligence Manager Mike Tuffin. Mike has more than 10 years’ expertise and experience in counter fraud intelligence and was most recently Head of Intelligence at Greenwoods Solicitors. Prior to joining Greenwoods in 2011 he held intelligence positions at Keogh Solicitors, Cahoot and Abbey National. His specialism lies in all areas of intelligence from fraud detection, financial risk assessment and intelligence analysis to private and criminal investigations and anti-money laundering matters, with specific experience in the banking and insurance sectors. ...Read More

 

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