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  • Nicky Morgan places focus on teacher workloads

    Education Secretary Nicky Morgan appears to be taking a different approach to her predecessor, Michael Gove on the topical issue of teacher workloads. In a letter to teaching unions she refers to “national and international evidence” of unnecessary work that takes teachers away from teaching. The issue appears to be more about what teachers spend […] The post Nicky Morgan places focus on teacher workloads appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • Sanctions for governors lacking commitment

    The government has sent a letter to all chairs of governors setting out the need for governors who are professional, committed and trained. Lord Nash’s letter suggests that governors who regularly fail to take up training opportunities or act in a manner detrimental to the professional running of the governing body should be suspended from […] The post Sanctions for governors lacking commitment appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • Potential for adverse costs orders even in ADR

    In the case of Ensign Highways Ltd v Portsmouth City Council, Ramsey J made an order for pre-action disclosure in a dispute that was to be subject of adjudication. Ensign and the council were party to a contract, pursuant to which any dispute was to be settled by way of adjudication. A dispute arose between […] The post Potential for adverse costs orders even in ADR appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • Interim payments – when to pay and when to resist

    In the case of MS v Walsall MBC MS was unsuccessful in obtaining an interim payment despite the admission of a breach of duty. The claimant alleged to have suffered an injury due to a defect on a public highway. Requests were made for interim payments for future physiotherapy, private treatment costs, past care and […] The post Interim payments – when to pay and when to resist appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • MOJ gets tough on fraudulent claimants

    The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) is continuing in its crack-down on potential fraud after proposing to bring in a mandatory system forcing claimant lawyers to check the claims history of potential clients before starting cases. The aim is to prevent a whiplash claim from being started under the pre-action protocol unless a search of any […] The post MOJ gets tough on fraudulent claimants appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

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  • Browne Jacobson expands commercial expertise in South West with key partner appointment

    Browne Jacobson has appointed corporate and commercial specialist Lynne Rathbone who joins the firm’s Exeter office as a partner. Lynne joins from Exeter law firm Stephens Scown where she was a senior associate. Lynne specialises in advising on all aspects of corporate and commercial work to public and private sector clients, with a particular expertise in corporate transactions, business sales, shareholders agreements, partnerships, joint ventures, procurement and private equity investment work. ...Read More

  • Browne Jacobson advises on sale of Wolverhampton packaging company to Macfarlane Group

    The corporate team at Birmingham based law firn Browne Jacobson has advised the shareholders of Wolverhampton based Network Packaging Limited in the disposal of the entire issued share capital of the company to Macfarlane Group PLC for a maximum consideration of approximately £7.5m. ...Read More

  • Law firm helps Government shape new era for legal apprenticeships

    Nottingham law firm Browne Jacobson has been spearheading a Government initiative to help re-shape national apprenticeship standards in law making it easier for young people to carve out a successful career in the legal profession after leaving school. Specialists at Browne Jacobson have been working with officials from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and the Department of Education, alongside a number of UK law firms and in-house teams, on the Trailblazers Apprenticeship in Law initiative. ...Read More

  • Browne Jacobson adds new senior projects partner

    Browne Jacobson has boosted its public sector practice with the hire of senior projects partner Stephen Matthew from Nabarro LLP. Stephen is a nationally recognised leader in the field of public sector projects, particularly in the local government arena. Stephen’s vast projects expertise and experience, both national and international, includes advising on public private partnerships, outsourcing, joint ventures, asset vehicles and other forms of innovative public sector contracting. Sectors in which Stephen has market-leading experience include education, social housing, healthcare and town centre regeneration. In addition, Stephen has a high-profile and nationally recognised administrative and procurement law practice, having acted for a large number of public bodies to provide innovative ways to deliver their requirements ...Read More

  • Green-fingered fundraisers support Nottingham Hospitals Charity

    Fundraisers at Browne Jacobson LLP have been showing off their gardening skills in a sunflower-growing competition in aid of charity. The fund-raising effort was the latest in a long line of charity challenges organised by the Nottingham office of the national law firm, which is supporting Nottingham Hospitals Charity as its charity of the year during 2014. ...Read More

 

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