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26 September 2022 The problematic transition to electric vehicles - what is the impact on manufacturing?

It was reported in May 2022 that the BMW-owned manufacturer had been forced to put a temporary stop on the production of all manual transmission vehicles due to the global semi-conductor shortage and the war in Ukraine. Mini stated that the move was made in order to "ensure production stability".

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22 September 2022 Key steps to avoid falling foul of disability discrimination laws

The law around disability discrimination against pupils is not straightforward – but the reputational risk, let alone costs, of falling foul of the law are huge, so it’s worth upskilling staff whenever possible, as these two lawyers outline.

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13 September 2022 The role of Legal Project Management in public sector projects

The concept of Legal Project Management (“LPM”) is increasingly relevant to the delivery of legal services, both in-house functions and private practice law. This is unsurprising, LPM is crucial if lawyers are to add value by controlling budgets, communicate pro-actively on risk mitigation and costs, and manage time by resourcing to deal with pinch points in the project.

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15 August 2022 Sole director decisions Another perspective

In an unreported case (Re Active Wear Limited (in Administration)), the High Court has ruled that an out-of-court administration appointment, instigated by a sole director of a company with unmodified model articles, was valid notwithstanding the earlier decision of Deputy Judge Farnhill (also in the High Court) in the case Hashmi v Lorimer-Wing (also known as Re Fore Fitness Investments Holdings Ltd) [2022] EWHC 191 (Ch) (02 February 2022).

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4 August 2022 Rolls Royce SMR ambitions will bring Hinkley like benefits to regions

Rolls-Royce has shortlisted six locations for its first factory for small nuclear power stations. We look at the impact on regions & local businesses

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22 July 2022 Reaction: Landmark ruling sees government's net-zero strategy ruled 'unlawful'

Today the High Court has declared that the Government’s Net Zero Strategy is unlawful, as it doesn’t explain how the targets will be met. The decision follows similar decisions in other countries and reflects a growing willingness to consider and rule on climate-change-related claims in court.

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20 July 2022 RAAC planks and its impact on local authorities

Recent reports of flat roofs constructed using RAAC planks collapsing without warning prompted the SCOSS alert.

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12 July 2022 It's time for education to embrace flexible working

If NHS staff can request a flexible approach to working patterns then the sector needs to get serious about what it can offer staff, too, if it is to avoid further strain on recruitment and retention.

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5 July 2022 Zeroing in

Shell shareholders have outlined their intention to bring a claim against Shell directors for failing to properly prepare the company for net zero.

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1 July 2022 Menopause in the Workplace

Menopause has become an increasingly discussed topic, with high-profile women talking about their own experiences across a variety of media channels. As awareness is rising in the public arena, it has highlighted the question on how the menopause should be treated at work and what employers should be doing to support their employees affected by menopause.

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