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  • Topshop loses appeal against Rihanna in passing-off case

    Topshop has lost an appeal against a ruling of passing-off in relation to its sale of t-shirts bearing Rihanna’s image. There was no evidence from purchasers that they had believed the t-shirts were endorsed by Rihanna. However, as reported in our earlier article on this case relating to the appealed High Court judgment as the […] The post Topshop loses appeal against Rihanna in passing-off case appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • Disqualification confusion grows

    Following BBC Radio 5 live leading with this story last night, the BBC has now reported on the continuing confusion caused in primary schools as a result of the new disqualification rules. Setting aside the question of whether this law should apply to schools at all, the main challenge for primary schools is understanding exactly who is […] The post Disqualification confusion grows appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • Failed appeals rise again

    Significantly more admissions appeals fail than succeed. For places in September 2014, only 16% of primary appeals succeeded and in secondary schools the success rate was just under 24%. Both figures are down on last year. With 44,015 appeals lodged over all, we really must question the effectiveness of the current appeal system. In her […] The post Failed appeals rise again appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • New Governors’ handbook issued

    The DfE have published a new Governors’ handbook which makes a number of important changes to the September edition. The DfE have summarised these on page 128. In relation to governance, the new handbook builds on the dual themes of increased professionalism of governing bodies and regulation of governor conduct. A new section has been […] The post New Governors’ handbook issued appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

  • Privatisation of child protection – who pays the final bill?

    With further steps being taken towards the privatisation of child protection services, we must be ever alert to the impact this will have upon future claims in relation to the care provided. Whilst the local authority may outsource child protection work to companies such as G4S and Serco, there remains a non-delegable duty owed by […] The post Privatisation of child protection – who pays the final bill? appeared first on law, less ordinary - legal opinions from Browne Jacobson.

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