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Welcome to the Browne Jacobson news and media pages. Here you can find the latest news and information about our business as well as in-depth articles on the latest changes in legislation.

If you are a journalist looking for expert input, we have a team of media trained professionals available to comment on the latest legal developments. Please contactLakhbir Rakar for more information.

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20 April 2017 Consequences of term-time absences

On 6 April 2017, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously against the father who had won earlier legal battles in relation to a fine imposed following a term-time holiday taken without permission.

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28 March 2017 What is the right to liberty?

Since the Cheshire West Supreme Court judgment in March 2014, deprivation of liberty has been one of the most challenging legal issues in the health and social care context, with hundreds of thousands more people now recognised to be deprived of their liberty and needing a due legal process for it to be made lawful.

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A deliberate mistake? (Munford v Revenue and Customs Commissioners)

A recent First-tier Tax Tribunal decision throws up questions over the burden of proof and the meaning of deliberate when assessing whether principal private residence relief has been incorrectly claimed. Andrew Noble, partner at Browne Jacobson LLP, considers the decision in Munford v Revenue and Customs Commissioners.

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10 February 2017 Tax - looking ahead to 2017

Our panel of experts considers what lies ahead for tax in 2017.

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10 February 2017 Outcomes of the UN Biodiversity Conference

The UN Biodiversity Conference was recently held in Mexico. Ben Standing, solicitor at Browne Jacobson, and Laura Hughes, partner at the firm, explain the background to the conference and consider its outcomes.

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6 February 2017 How will the new ‘coasting schools’ designation work in practice?

The concept of coasting schools was formally introduced just after the May 2015 general election as part of the government’s reinvigorated school intervention and academisation agenda.

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13 January 2017 Lies, damned lies and collateral: fraudulent devices after Versloot

In July 2016, the Supreme Court held by a 4:1 majority that an insurer was not entitled to avoid payment where lies told by an insured were collateral to an otherwise valid claim.

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Public Procurement Amendments Repeals and Revocations Regulations 2016 six months on

Public Law analysis: Peter Ware, partner at Browne Jacobson, considers how the Public Procurement (Amendments, Repeals and Revocations) Regulations 2016 have affected the procurement regime since their introduction six months ago.

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10 November 2016 Drones - the hidden risk

Drones are taking off in a big way and with Christmas fast approaching, sales are likely to increase further as children (‘big kids’ included!) look to get their hands on the latest must-have gadget.

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20 October 2016 Augmenting reality - a general overview

As part of our augmented reality (AR) series, Joe O’Callaghan, associate at Browne Jacobson, gives a general overview of the developing field and some of the emerging legal questions.

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