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  • Disillusion with education policies as election looms

    The Guardian reports that a survey of 1,200 state school leaders shows that over half are undecided about which political party is best equipped to improve the education system. Whether it’s promises to cut university tuition fees, pledges to continue with the academies and free schools programme, guaranteeing qualified teachers, allowing grammar school expansion or […] The post Disillusion with education policies as election looms appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • Clarification of the illegality defence?

    The Supreme Court saw an opportunity to clarify the law surrounding ex turpi causa in its recent decision of Jetivia SA & Another v Bilta (UK) Ltd (In Liquidation) & Ors. This area of law has been in a state of confusion since the controversial House of Lords decision in Stone & Rolls Ltd v […] The post Clarification of the illegality defence? appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • Get your evidence in order…

    Cases on relief from sanctions are like buses – you wait ages for one and then two come at once. Following on from Waterman Transport Services Limited v Torchwood Properties Limited, the courts have now looked at whether a party could rely on a new witness statement served six months after the date for exchange […] The post Get your evidence in order… appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • Data reveals extent of illegal drugs in schools

    Data obtained from police forces in England and Wales shows that there were more than 2,000 reported incidents of illegal drugs being seized or confiscated from school premises from March 2011 to December 2014. Only four incidents involved children under 11, suggesting that this is primarily a secondary school issue. School staff have well-publicised, but […] The post Data reveals extent of illegal drugs in schools appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • NHS Trust to face corporate manslaughter charge

    The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 was enacted against a background of failed manslaughter prosecutions in particular of large private sector organisations. However from the outset it was clear that the Act made little distinction between public and private bodies. Yesterday saw the announcement that Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is to […] The post NHS Trust to face corporate manslaughter charge appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

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  • Browne Jacobson partner appointed president of insurance body

    Mark Fowles, partner at law firm Browne Jacobson, has been appointed as the new President of the Insurance Institute of Exeter for 2015-16. Mark succeeds Helen Jones, Senior Commercial Account Manager with Pavey Group in Exeter. Matthew Pyke, managing director of Lloyd and Whyte has been elected as Deputy President. Mark is widely regarded as one of the leading personal injury defendant lawyers in the South-West, described by Legal 500 as an ‘acknowledged expert’ and ‘leading thinker’ in public sector insurance litigation. His team is nationally renowned for the handling of claims at all levels, specialising in employers’, public and local authority liability as well as occupational stress, significant Occupiers Liability claims, education claims, and claims against social services, amongst others. His clients include, amongst others, the NHS Litigation Authority, Devon County Council, and Gallagher Bassett. Following his appointment, Mark Fowles, said: “It’s a great honour to be taking up the reins from Helen. She has worked tirelessly during her presidency on promoting professional development amongst our 1500-strong regional membership. “The theme for my presidency year will be to continue the sterling work Helen has started and build on it by promoting the benefits of CII membership, encouraging members across the region to promote and reward professional development with a particular emphasis on recognising and supporting the outstanding achievements of young people within the South West insurance and financial services sector and, as a professional body, continue to work hard to meet the needs of our members and the public they serve.” ...Read More

  • Browne Jacobson announces seven new partner promotions for 2015

    Browne Jacobson has announced the promotion of seven lawyers to its partnership bringing the total number of partners at the firm to 104. The promotions take effect from 1 May 2015. ...Read More

  • Browne Jacobson adds new regulatory partner in Exeter

    Browne Jacobson has appointed Dale Collins as a partner in its Exeter regulatory practice. Previously a senior associate with Bond Dickinson in Bristol, Dale is a solicitor-advocate specialising in all aspects of contentious regulatory work including pollution offences, food safety and health and safety offences and appeals. His clients include both multi-national businesses and SMEs in relation to regulatory investigations and prosecutions; he also acts as an advocate in health and safety prosecutions on behalf of the HSE. ...Read More

  • Manchester property lawyer seals deal on multi-million pound national discovery centre

    The country’s first national landscape discovery centre has took a major step forward thanks to YHA represented by Manchester law firm Browne Jacobson. ...Read More

  • High Sheriff award for aspiring Browne Jacobson lawyer

    An aspiring lawyer has been honoured by The High Sheriff of Derbyshire for her outstanding public service to law and justice through her voluntary work with Derbyshire Probation Service and Derby Victim Support. ...Read More

 

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